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Workshop offers latest info on aquatic invasive species

Join the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center on on the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus on Wednesday, Sept. 12 for a selection of talks about the latest MAISRC research on starry stonewort, zebra mussels, spiny waterflea, invasive carp, and much more.

Hear from the state's top aquatic invasive species researchers on:

• The potential for using viruses against invasive carp

• Whether zebra mussels are hiding in the nooks and crannies of your boat

• Using genetic controls for invasive species

• What gear on your boat is most likely to ensnare spiny waterfleas

• How to control invasive Phragmites

• Predicting which lakes are most at risk for invasion to improve prevention

• How you can get involved in the fight against AIS

• and much more!

Interact with faculty over lunch, get an inside-peek into our newly renovated lab, hear from MAISRC's newest researchers who are launching projects this summer, and enjoy a reception with appetizers, beer and wine, and posters from MAISRC graduate students.

Lab tours will include research on starry stonewort control, preventing the upstream spread of Asian carp, harnessing pathogens to control common carp, and surveying for zebra mussels underwater.

This is the best opportunity to learn all about MAISRC's research and the latest in AIS management recommendations. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. If you wish to attend a lab tour, please be sure to choose that option when registering.

The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center was created in 2012 with funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund and the state's Clean Water Fund. The center got a big boost last year when the Legislature included $410,000 a year in the state budget.

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