Local No Grow List (Black List)

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    Hey guys,

    There has been some controversy about black listed plants and I thought I should clarify.

    I took the liberty to do some research and stumbled upon this: http://www.arc.agric.za/home.asp?pid=1031

    This is the NB part:
    and this is the most NB part..

    Obviously you cannot trust what you read on the net, so I emailed them. One of my emails was even seen and forwarded on by the DEA. After all this I finally got confirmation from a weed scientists, Ms Lesley Henderson, saying that those plants listed are not allowed to be grown, propagated sold etc. (in the country).

    Lesley mentioned as well that there are other plants that they are looking to add to that list in future because some of them are becoming a problem. SANA (nurseries) and SAPTA (pet traders) have also agreed to not grow these plants locally even though they are not on the local no grow list.

    These were the plants mentioned:
    Azolla microphylla
    Azolla pinnata subsp. asiatica
    Cabomba caroliniana
    Hydrilla verticillata
    Iris pseudacorus,
    Ludwigia peruviana
    Marsilea mutica
    Nuphar lutea
    Nymphoides peltata
    Nymphaea Mexicana
    Pontederia cordata
    Sagittaria platyphylla

    So I'm quite confident, this is the local no grow list.

    So if you have that hygrophilia difformis that is on the IMPORT BLACK LIST, you ARE allowed to keep it because it is not on the local no grow black list.
     
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    So in short, this is the Local Black List or Local No Grow List:

    Red water fern (Azolla filiculoides)
    Dense water weed (Egeria densa)
    Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes)
    Canadian water weed (Elodea canadensis)
    Parrot's feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum)
    Spiked water-milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum)
    Water lettuce (Pistia statiotes)
    Kariba weed (Salvinia molesta)
    Azolla microphylla
    Azolla pinnata subsp. asiatica
    Cabomba caroliniana
    Hydrilla verticillata
    Iris pseudacorus,
    Ludwigia peruviana
    Marsilea mutica
    Nuphar lutea
    Nymphoides peltata
    Nymphaea Mexicana
    Pontederia cordata
    Sagittaria platyphylla
     
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    Good post Richard. There is a new "weed" list that is about to become law. But all of those plants are on it.
     
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    sho.. any shockers on the new list?
     
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    Nope. All of what you posted above is pretty much it.
     
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    So as long as we grow cannabis underwater were ok :laughing7:
     
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    Thanks. :icon_salut:
     
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    Very nice Richard!

    Sticky post!
     
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    Excellent! Thanks Richard!

    Pity about the Cabomba caroliniana... :ang4:
     
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    Hi Everyone,

    I would like to confirm that this is correct.

    You may or may not know that I have played a major role in drawing up the list of plants permitted by the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry for importation. If someone applies for a permit to DAFF for the importation of aquatic plants, they are permitted to import species as specified on this list. This list is somewhere on APSA, perhaps someone can post a link, and this is a list of plants that may be IMPORTED into South Africa.

    This does not mean that all of the plants that are not on that "permitted for import" list are "blacklisted", in other words, "no grow plants" as shihr has very cleverly called them. At the moment the plants that are not on the "permitted for import" list but are NOT on the "no grow plants" list may be traded and multiplied in South Africa, but not imported. This may sound a crazy, but there are plants that may have the potential of becoming a problem and they may not be imported at the moment, just so that we can be on the conservative side and not even allow them to become a problem.

    In the past there was the classification of plants as "blacklisted" and I think the time has come that we should move on and classify aquatic plants differently. Perhaps we should call them "plants permitted for import" and "no grow plants" but the term "blacklisted" plants, now only causes confusion.

    Kind regards,

    Dirk
     
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    thanks dirk and richard!

    this has been a source of confusion for years, i am glad it has finally been clarified :)
     
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    This is really great to know and should clear up some confusion. @Dirk B, very glad to see you're still around!
     
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    why are the pictures distorted? why dont you just post it directly on this thread? :p
     
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    Pics distorted? hmmm... looked fine on my screen. Maybe I saved it wrong or something stupid... :p
    I actually made the file so that I could print it out. Thought I'd stick it here, for whoever is interested.

    But yeah, pics here would be more better. :laugh:
     
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    Hi All

    Where can i get the import black list for aquatic plants?
     
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    Good post

    Now I have to rip those Ponte????? out of my fishpond
    They have been there for years didnt realise.

    Lets keep it all legal so that we can continue with our hobby !!!!
     
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    There is a very simple way to see what plants is a problem and what can safely be kept. There is a downloadable PDF "field guide " on the department forestry wed site that sheds good light mine is just a tad outdated but I am sure that there is a new one floating around somewhere.
     
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