PDF: 5/16/2018) AgCenter update to Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority on roseau cane scale research.
The topics discussed in the attached PDF:
- Roseau cane in Louisiana provides several ecological services including erosion control
- Roseau cane can grow up to 9-12 feet tall, 2/3 of the biomass is in the rhizomes
- What are Roseau cane die-offs?
- What factors could be responsible for die-offs?
- Objective: Describe the current state of the project and future opportunities
- Timeline of the events
- How the initial funding is being used?
- LA-39: Marsh restoration in Lower Plaquemines
- How the federal funds will be used?
- If more funds become available, additional projects to develop a management plan
- Gap 1: Where is the problem and how fast Roseau is dying?
- As Roseau cane dies, areas become invaded by elephant ear, water hyacinth and giant salvinia
- Gap 2: What are the implications of die-offs?
- What we can do now?
- How we will use this information?
- We thank agencies and people who are contributing to this effort
- Developing a management plan for Roseau cane must be a multidisciplinary effort