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by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio
Program: Idaho Ag Today
Date: February 27, 2017
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According to Idaho State Department of Agriculture spokesperson Lloyd Knight, one way to get rid of these invasive species is to identify boats that are infected and give them a hot wash. “What we normally do when we have a fouled boat come through one of our stations, or even a high risk boat, we will usually try to at the very least do a hot wash. The hot wash, we go with high pressure 140° water and our staff will wash that boat at the roadside. It is not a full decontamination because we do not have a dry out period attached to it, so we try to get all physical evidence of those mussels off of the boat to make sure that nothing will fall off and get into the water whenever that boat gets put back in the water somewhere down the line.
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