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Waikato Playing Key Role In Aquatic Weed Spraying Efficiency

Waikato Regional Council has been playing a central role in moves designed to make spraying of aquatic weeds more cost effective and to get formal approval for such spraying. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has announced today it is seeking submissions on an application to allow a number of herbicides to be used over water to control aquatic pest plants. The herbicides have been used for many years over water already but the application is designed to secure the necessary formal approval under the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms (HSNO) Act. The group is seeking approval to use herbicides containing one of four active ingredients (haloxyfop-R-methyl, imazapyr isopropylamine, metsulfuron-methyl or triclopyr triethylamine).

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Plan to attack Beaver Lake weed finalized

The battle against Eurasian watermilfoil in Beaver Lake continues. The latest development was a Wednesday evening closure of the lake by the Montana Department of Agriculture. READ MORE

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Sharing banned aquatic plants illegal

Bay of Plenty residents are being urged not to share or grow banned aquatic pest plants which pose a “huge” risk to the region’s waterways. The Ministry of Primary Industries and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council is particularly concerned about salvinia, also known as kariba weed, and water hyacinth.

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Help protect Sherborn’s Farm Pond from invasive plants — become a Weed Watcher today

An important role of the Farm Pond Advisory Committee is to advise the Board of Selectmen on actions that will keep Farm Pond pristine. This year, FPAC has taken on the control of nonnative invasive aquatic plants as a major focus.

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Weeds choke local lakes

The town has tried herbicides ($10,000 to $70,000 per treatment), basic hand pulling ($10,000 to $30,000 per treatment), weevils (beetles introduced into the ecosystem specifically to chow on milfoil) and Diver Assisted Suction Farming or DASH ($10,000 to $30,000 per treatment). “The pond was a mess,” Lowery said. “You could practically walk over it, you couldn’t get a canoe through it, and you couldn’t swim in it. The pond was unusable. People started putting their houses on the market.”

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Clearwater Lake Association tries aquatic weed harvesting over chemicals

LEONI, MI – In an effort to cut down on the use of chemicals in Center Lake, the Clearwater Lake Association began using a different method for clearing weeds and algae from the lake. The technique, called aquatic harvesting, started Monday morning and will continue until Wednesday.

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Milfoil, pondweed among invasive species on the decline at Saratoga Lake

SARATOGA SPRINGS — The populations of invasive lake plants such as curly pondweed and Eurasian water milfoil are declining in Saratoga Lake thanks to a long-term management plan that includes regularly treating and weeding the lake.

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Ridding Peconic waters of invasive weeds

About 30 volunteers and Department of Environmental Conservation workers — in kayaks, canoes and fishing boats — combed the Peconic Lake and River Thursday for water primrose, an invasive aquatic weed threatening the watershed’s ecosystem.

“This is something that’s not just going to go away after a week,” said Ernie Fugina, president of the Peconic Lake Estates Civic Organization. “Once it covers the lake, it will destroy everything beneath it.”

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New Weed Harvester at Conneaut Lake

A new harvester is helping to clear weeds that cause problems for boaters and swimmers at Conneaut Lake. The Conneaut Lake Aquatic Management Association spent $135,000 for the machine that cuts the weeds. They are then moved by conveyor to a dump truck to be hauled away. The new machine replaces a 15 year old harvester that was showing it’s age and needed to be replaced.

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Weeds swallowing Lost Lake whole

GROTON — If an invasion of non-native plant species continues to spread unabated, Lost Lake will soon live up to its name and really be lost not only to the concerned owners of lake-area properties but to the entire town. Although the issue of invasive plant species such as milfoil, combomba, water chestnut, and clouds of free floating filamentous has been around for many years, only recently has the problem reached crisis proportions with forests of plants carpeting the bottom of the lake.

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