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Treatment plant blamed for stench in Newberry

Source: Alachua County Today (Florida) June 24, 2012

According to the city’s utility director, Blaine Suggs, the foul odor is coming from an effluent storage pond. The pond has been covered in a growth of duckweed, which has caused the pond to become stagnant.

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Year’s first round of herbicide hits hydrilla in Cayuga Inlet

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Source: Ithaca Journal June 27, 2012

ITHACA — With the year’s first herbicide treatment for the invasive aquatic weed hydrilla completed, another application of plant killing chemicals in Cayuga Inlet is progressing on schedule…

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State rejects proposal to let hydrilla spread in Lake Apopka

Source: Orlando Sentinel June 24, 2012

The Florida agency responsible for fish and wildlife has decided to pass on a controversial proposal that would have allowed an invasive aquatic plant known as hydrilla to infest more of Lake Apopka, where it survives now in spite of regular dousing with weed killer.

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Ithaca municipalities could need money fronted for complete hydrilla treatment

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Source: Ithaca Journal (New York) June 25, 2012

With hydrilla herbicide treatments for Cayuga Inlet scheduled to begin Tuesday, complete funding for aquatic plant eradication isn’t yet available.

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Rollin Twp. approves more weevils to combat lake weeds

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram (Michigan) June 21, 2012

In a 4-1 vote Wednesday, the Rollin Township Board voted at a special meeting to continue using aquatic weevils to combat invasive weeds in Round Lake.

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Methods for Muskies: New aquatic habitats are forcing musky anglers to reconsider time-honored tactics

Source: Pittsburgh Post Gazette June 24, 2012The trend, he believes, has more to do with the rise and fall of Eurasian watermilfoil, an invasive aquatic weed that entered Western Pennsylvania lakes many…

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Herbicides, mechanical removal proposed for Beaver Lake milfoil

The proposed action calls for eradication of the watermilfoil through a combination of treatments including barrier mats, mechanical removal and herbicide treatment. A no-action plan is also included and could close the lake to boating to minimize further distribution of the watermilfoil. However, the watermilfoil would not be treated under that alternative.

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Davies praises weed work

Professor Davies, who is director of the University of WA’s Centre of Excellence in Natural Resource Management, was enthusiastic about Collie Shire Council’s attempts to control the aquatic weeds Typha orientalis (bulrush)and Marsilea mutica (nardoo).

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Lake Thoreau Closed Thursday for Herbicides

Lake Thoreau will be closed to boats on Thursday so the water can be treated with aquatic herbicides. The lake is experiencing dramatic growth of aquatic plants, including Eurasian Water Milfoil, Yellow Floating Heart (both non-native invasive plants) and Floating Leaved Pondweed.

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County may look at chemical solutions to weed problem

ROLLIN TWP., Mich. — The treatment option of using aquatic weevils to control Eurasian milfoil at Round Lake may soon come to an end.

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