New Treatment Options for Duckweed Provide Alternatives for Landowners, Research Says

     If you own a pond in the southeast, you have likely run into problems with duckweed. While the plants do serve several benefits such as bioremediation and biofuel production, nuisance populations can cause negative impacts as well. Although individual plants are among the smallest in the world, duckweed colonies can spell big headaches for landowners, clogging irrigation intakes, impeding navigation, and causing fluctuations to dissolved oxygen that can spell disaster for aquatic life.