The work reported herein was conducted as part of the Zebra Mussel Research Program (ZMRP) under Work Unit 33156, “Aquatic Molluscicide Use Guide.” The ZMRP is sponsored by Headquarters, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (HQUSACE), and is assigned to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) under the purview of the Environmental Laboratory (EL), Vicksburg, MS. The HQUSACE Technical Monitors for ZMRP are Joe Wilson, Pete Juhle, and Cheryl Smith.
The purpose of this report is to provide guidance to Corps District and Project personnel on the selection and use of registered chemicals available for control of zebra mussels. To assist in the selection process, the various types of compounds that were registered as molluscicides at the time that this report was written are summarized with information on use strategies and application rates.
The Principal Investigator for this study was Dr. Kurt D. Getsinger, Ecosystem Processes and Effects Branch (EPEB), Environmental Processes and Effects Division (EPED), EL, under the general supervision of Dr. Robert H. Kennedy, Acting Chief, EPEB; Dr. Richard E. Price, Chief, EPED; and Dr. John W. Keeley, Acting Director, EL. Dr. Edwin A. Theriot, EL, was Program Manager of ZMRP. This report was written by Drs. Susan L. Sprecher and Getsinger, EPED. Technical reviews of this report were provided by Dr. H. E. Tatem and Mr. R. M. Stewart, EPED.
At the time of publication of this report, Dr. Lewis E. Link was Acting Director of ERDC, and COL Robin R. Cababa, EN, was Commander.
This report should be cited as follows:
Sprecher, S. L., and Getsinger, K. D. (2000). “Zebra mussel chemical control guide,” ERDC/EL TR-00-1, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.
The contents of this report are not to be used for advertising, publication, or promotional purposes. Citation of trade names does not constitute an official endorsement or approval of the use of such commercial products.
Zebra Mussel Chemical Control Guide