Category Archives: 2 4-D

Aggressive milfoil treatment affects fish in Lake Ellwood — biologist

Eric Engbretson Photos

Eric Engbretson Photos

Source: Iron Mountain Daily News (Wisconsin) 06/29/2013

In 2012, Greg Matzke, a fisheries biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, made a startling discovery on Florence County’s Lake Ellwood. READ MORE
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Herbicides applied to Newman Lake milfoil

An aluminum boat with orange hoses hanging off the stern slowly plied the waters of Newman Lake on Tuesday morning spreading liquid herbicide over invasive Eurasian milfoil. READ MORE
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EPA denies petition to revoke 2,4-D

After considering public comment and all available studies, EPA has denied the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) petition to revoke all tolerances and cancel all registrations of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D), a phenoxy herbicide and plant growth regulator that has been used in the U.S. since the 1940s. It is currently found in approximately 600 products registered for agricultural, residential, industrial and aquatic uses. The NRDC had filed the petition in November 2008.

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