Category Archives: milfoil

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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Commission discusses controlling lake weed growth in N.J. and N.Y.

The bi-state Greenwood Lake Commission (GLC), as it has since its inception 13-years ago, continues to talk about how to combat aquatic weeds that, this year, have been particularly prolific in the lake’s extreme northern and southern shallows. READ MORE
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It’s Fish-Eat-Weed At Taunton Lake

About 250 grass carp have been introduced into Taunton Lake in an effort to curb its increasing infestation by aquatic milfoil, a subsurface weed. 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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