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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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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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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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Weed control treatment begins at Pine Lake

La PORTE — The battle to control the onslaught of a fish-strangling weed in La Porte starts today. That’s when workers of Aquatic Control, an aquatic weed control company out of Seymour, will start treating Pine Lake for Eurasian Milfoil, an invasive species of plant spreading across the area’s bodies of water.
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Weed could consume lake in four years without plan

New estimates show Lake Waccamaw could be filled with hydrilla by 2017. Officials also learned it will likely cost at least $3.15 million over seven years to solve the problem…Steven Hoyle, an aquatic weed specialist with N.C. State University, is the lead technical advisor on the team analyzing the lake’s hydrilla infestation. The four-year prediction is very realistic, Hoyle said. READ MORE
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Herbicide, monitoring reducing hydrilla threat to Cayuga

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File photo

Source: Ithaca Journal (New York) 01/08/2013

Hydrilla in Cayuga Lake inlet was knocked down in 2012, but it’s not yet knocked out. Further eradication efforts are expected this year in the fight against the invasive aquatic plant that was found in the lake in August 2011.
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Aquatic Weed Killer Allowed on Cotton

The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing Arkansas cotton growers to use fluridone on cotton through 2014, to avoid an expected 25 percent crop loss from aggressive weeds resistant to glyphosate, the commonly used pesticide, according to a new regulation.
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