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Crews begin treating weed-filled NW Ind. lake with herbicides to combat aquatic plants

Lynn Stephens has lived in her lakeside home for 14 years and says the cleanup of Lake George is badly needed. She says the weeds in the lake are so thick that “the ducks and swans don’t even come around anymore.” READ MORE
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Dam lower to fight aquatic weed

Meridian Energy, which uses the lake to generate electricity at the Benmore Power Station, began lowering the lake on Monday to allow Land Information New Zealand (Linz) to carry out a spraying programme to control lagarosiphon. READ MORE
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After tons of weeds whacked, Huron clearer

About 40 trailers full of Vallisneria americana, or eelgrass, have been removed from a site on the river nearby the Hamburg Road bridge since Monday, and about another 30 truckloads will be removed by Friday, said Pat Hohl, township supervisor. READ MORE
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Glyphosate applications on invasive plants voted down in Clay Township

Clay Township Supervisor Artie Bryson said the majority of attendees of the herbicide public hearing said “no” to the quarterly applications, even though every agency in the county, state and nation assured him they do no harm. The chemicals in glyphosate are the same as the garden weed-killer, Roundup. READ MORE
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Pesticide bitter medicine for anglers

“They say that they don’t use pesticides, they use medicines, which is a laugh. If you read any dictionary, it states that a pesticide is ‘any substance which is used to kill animal pests’. They’re calling them medicines, which is a total con-job,” said Mr Smyth. READ MORE
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Aerial herbicide application on Spring Bayou set for Aug. 8

Waterway navigation difficult due to American lotus coverage. READ MORE
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Sammamish River Trail: Use Caution as Weed Removal Work Begins

Divers are removing the invasive aquatic weed Brazilian elodea from the river. READ 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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WSSA Weed Watch: ‘Shape-Shifting’ Primrose Plant Plagues Communities in Coastal States

Three water-loving species in the primrose family are now plaguing communities across the Pacific Northwest and Southern Atlantic — clogging lakes, ponds, canals, rice fields and sensitive wetlands. The exotic invaders are Uruguayan primrose-willow (Ludwigia hexapetala), large-flowered primrose-willow (Ludwigia grandiflora) and creeping water primrose (Ludwigia peploides subsp. montevidensis), all natives of South America. READ MORE
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Lakeside Homeowner, Neighbors Move Forward with Herbicide Treatment

EAST HADDAM – “Anything that goes into that body of water is the jurisdiction of the state of CT,” Walter explained. “They have scientists on staff that have the education to process these applications. This is a state process, not a town process.” READ MORE
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