Category Archives: chemical control

Herbicide treatment for Fort Meadow Reservoir

Fort Meadow Reservoir will be treated with herbicide to control invasive weeds [Eurasian watermilfoil and variable milfoil]. This will require restrictions on swimming, drinking and irrigation usage of the reservoir. READ MORE
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Problematic plant threatens lakes

ITHACA — Aquatic biologist Bob Johnson plunged a post-hole digger into Cayuga Lake Inlet’s murky waters and pulled up a problem that is expected to cost taxpayers millions. 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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Bolton Lake to close Thursday for treatment

BOLTON — Bolton Lake will be closed Thursday as it’s treated with chemicals to eradicate aquatic weeds. The chemical being applied is an herbicide known by its trademark Sonar Genesis, or fluridone. READ MORE
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Living with weeds, algae part of lake life

The number 1 topic in Lake County this summer will be the aquatic weeds and algae in Clear Lake. In fact, new patches of weeds continue to sprout up every day. Most of the weeds presently being harvested are sago pondweed, a plant native to Clear Lake. This is the long stringy weed that breaks loose and forms mats. Later in the summer other species of weeds such as primrose and duckweed will be sprouting.
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Use restrictions recommended for Lake St. Catherine following milfoil treatment

POULTNEY – The application of the chemical herbicide triclopyr is scheduled for Lake St. Catherine on Monday, June 17 to control the aquatic invasive plant Eurasian watermilfoil, Myriophyllum spicatum, in selectively chosen dense beds around the lakeshore. The displacement of native aquatic plants has been reported in lakes throughout Vermont where Eurasian watermilfoil has become widespread and dense.
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Leverett sends invasive aquatic plants in town pond packing

LEVERETT — In an effort to combat a growing infestation of invasive aquatic plants, the Friends of Leverett Pond — a local lake preservation organization — applied an herbicidal treatment to Leverett Pond last week aiming to control the spread of milfoil and curly-leaf pondweed… After the milfoil has died, a hydro-rake will be made available to landowners to clean up waterfront areas, with the goal of removing the plant’s root systems. Landowners will then be responsible for removing any material collected by the rake. Friends of Leverett Pond has also secured a permit for the use of cloth mats, known as benthic barriers, to prevent the weeds from returning.
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Hydrilla: Fast-growing weed threatens to choke Lake Waccamaw

Staff photo by Cindy Burnham

Staff photo by Cindy Burnham

Source: Fayetteville Observer (NORTH CAROLINA) 06/17/2013

LAKE WACCAMAW – Nobody knew what it was at first, just an incredibly fast-spreading aquatic weed near the public boat ramp on Lake Waccamaw. Rob Emens visited the boat ramp in October and immediately knew that the plant fragments he saw floating in the water could be only one thing: the dreaded hydrilla.
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Specialists begin first round of treatment for Hydrilla

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC – Aquatic specialists with SePRO began the first treatment for Hydrilla in Lake Waccamaw Tuesday. The specialists are spraying an aquatic herbicide called Sonar over about 1,000 acres of the 9,000 acre lake. The herbicide will sink to the bottom of the water and kill the Hydrilla.
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New Rochelle Uses Herbicide On Lakes

New Rochelle’s Public Works Department has begun the fight against unsightly summer algae on Beechmont and Glenwood Lakes by using the herbicide Reward (active ingredient: Diquat Dibromide), which they hope will “combat the overgrowth of water vegetation,” otherwise known as the green slime.
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