Category Archives: curlyleaf pondweed

Boaters beware

According to the Montana Weed Control Association, Montana currently has 32 state-listed noxious weeds in every county of the state. Western Montana has a much larger problem given population densities where weeds are primarily spread through travel vectors. READ MORE
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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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No Herbicide Treatment at Swimming Area This Year

Photo: Amy Poturnicki

Photo: Amy Poturnicki

Source: Patch.com (CONNECTICUT) 05/19/2013

Middlefield’s Parks and Recreation Department will not seek a permit to apply an aquatic herbicide to reduce weeds at the town’s beach swim area. Officials said curly-leaf pondweed is already too far grown in the lake for the treatment.
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Eagle Bend treats aquatic invasive species

In May Eagle Bend took the first step toward eradicating curleyleaf pondweed from its channel and harbor by treating them with herbicide. The next step is to come up with a plan for treatment of Flathead Lake, Flathead River and Fennon Slough. Erik Hanson of the Aquatic Invasive Species working group is crossing his fingers that treatment can start before the end of the summer.

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Mechanical weed harvesters will help

The prediction this year at Clear Lake is that the aquatic weed problem will be worse than last year. Much of the north end of the lake already has large parcels of weeds growing up from the bottom and they will break the surface within a week or two. In fact, in some areas the weeds are already on the surface.

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Chemical Treatment for Nab Lake on Thursday

The Westford Board of Health is reporting that portions of Nabnasset Lake will be chemically treated with an aquatic herbicide on Thursday, June 7 with the goal of eradicating non-native plant species such as Curly leaf pondweed and Milfoil.

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Park district to treat Crystal Lake with herbicide

CRYSTAL LAKE — The Crystal Lake Park District plans to treat Crystal Lake with a herbicide to help control invasive aquatic plants.

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TLAC again turns focus on weeds

The Tri-Lake Administrative Commission will continue to work with Skip’s Aquatic Solutions in treating invasive aquatic vegetation in Smith Mountain Lake. The board agreed to renew the company’s contract during a meeting held May 1. Skip’s Aquatic Solutions uses systemic and contact herbicide to treat non-native aquatic vegetation such as curlyleaf pondweed, Brazilian elodea and hydrilla.

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Volunteers open war on weeds

Fanwort, Eurasian water milfoil, curly pondweed and hydrilla are among the enemies, and humans, their chief enablers. That’s why Mike Sicord spent Saturday morning, the opening day of fishing season, manning the state boat launch at Rogers Lake, working alongside Santy Patana, the boat launch attendant for the Rogers Lake Authority, checking boats for plant debris and talking to boaters about the problems caused by invasive plants.

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After weather delay, Half Moon Lake treatment commences

After being delayed a couple days due to strong winds, a boat was out treating Half Moon Lake today with a special herbicide. A boat was crisscrossing the lake all day applying an herbicide that hopes to eradicate the evasive curly leaf pond weed.

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