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Residents question Lake Iroquois herbicide proposal

Vermont: This summer will mark the biggest investment yet in Lake Iroquois’ ongoing battle with invasive Eurasian milfoil. But the remedy chosen by the Lake Iroquois Association advocacy group involves the application of an herbicide that several shoreline residents [are] wary [of].

Read more: http://www.willistonobserver.com/residents-question-lake-iroquois-herbicide-proposal/

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Simulating an Invasion! Scientists take a look at overland transport of Eurasian watermilfoil

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EWM fragments. Photo Credit: Brett Hartis

The word “invasion” strikes fear in the minds of many, envisioning occupation by foreign entities bent on plunder and destruction.  An invasion, in fact, is the aggressive entry of an outside force to occupy the space of another.  In aquatic systems of the northern United States, Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) fits the bill of an invader to a T.

 

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An inch per day? Scientists’ investigation sheds light on invasive submersed plant growth potential

We’ve all heard horror stories of invasive submersed aquatic plants expeditiously expanding across a water body in what seems like a matter of days.  Many of us have likely even seen this with our own eyes.  Two of the most well known invaders for their seemingly prolific expansion are Hydrilla and Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM).  (more…)

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How “Dry” to “Die”? – An Interesting look at Eurasian Watermilfoil Dessication and Viability

As if straight out of a Hollywood horror flick, a monster is chopped up into many pieces, only to come back at the end of the movie to warrant sequel after sequel of terror.  As many of you may know, invasive aquatic plants can embody this heinous trait in real life, making their way from water body to water body as pieces of their former selves. (more…)

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At Lulu Lake, divers do battle with invasive plants

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Standing on the edge of a pontoon boat on Lulu Lake in southeastern Wisconsin, Timothy Gerber, a biology professor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, addressed a group of scuba divers, telling them what to expect of an invasive plant species that has once again made its home in one of the state’s most pristine bodies of water. READ MORE
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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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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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Emerald Bay waters clearing as weed removal progresses

“There were people who worked here for years that wouldn’t swim here because it was too weedy,” Shaw said, as he stood on the dock near Vikingsholm Wednesday. “The weeds would wash up on the beach.” Today, much of the iconic bay’s shoreline is sparkling clear and free of Eurasian milfoil, the aquatic invasive species that mucked up the area. READ MORE
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County works to reduce aquatic invasive species

A task force gathered at the Montana State Offices in Thompson Falls on Wednesday to discuss efforts to reduce the population of the invasive species known as Eurasian Water Milfoil in Sanders County waters. 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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