Category Archives: APMS Blog

Council hears weed abatement report, agrees to participate in next month’s ‘National Night Out’

LAKEPORT – The majority of the treatment being done along Lakeport’s shoreline is mechanical harvesting, with some areas treated with chemicals due to the presence of hydrilla. State rules don’t allow for hydrilla to be mechanically harvested. READ MORE
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Environmental Groups Unite to Oppose Moodus Reservoir Herbicide Treatment

EAST HADDAM – The letter opposes the planned treatment of glyphosate, an herbicide, on the Lower Moodus Reservoir. READ MORE
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Waikato council coordinates herbicide monitoring tender

Waikato Regional Council has agreed to take a lead role in reducing the costs involved nationally in monitoring compliance with approval to use herbicides over water to control aquatic weeds. READ MORE
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New Product Development Contract Signed

The new test system will detect Endothall, an aquatic herbicide used in rivers, streams, irrigation canals, lakes and other waterways to control Hydrilla and other vegetation. READ MORE
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Herbicide treatment for Fort Meadow Reservoir

Fort Meadow Reservoir will be treated with herbicide to control invasive weeds [Eurasian watermilfoil and variable milfoil]. This will require restrictions on swimming, drinking and irrigation usage of the reservoir. READ MORE
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Prepare for Pesticide Spray Season – Part VI: Requesting Your Pesticide Complaint Investigation File

After you receive a letter notifying you of the State regulatory agency’s findings regarding your pesticide complaint, it is important to request a copy of your complete investigation file.  READ MORE
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Sunshine Coast council sprays dunes with ‘Agent Orange’ mix to control weeds

Community safety fears have been raised after it was revealed a Sunshine Coast council mixed up its own chemical brew from an ingredient used in Agent Orange and sprayed it at popular beaches to kill sand dune weeds. READ MORE
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Aquatic invader spoils Sand Lake

ANCHORAGE – Fisherman, rowers, and pilots all use Sand Lake for fun and recreation, but the lake is being threatened—along with 15 other waterways throughout Alaska—by an invasive aquatic species known as elodea. READ MORE
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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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Southern lakes appear to be free of weed

Southland lakes have been found to be free of a fast-growing weed that chokes lakes and waterways, creating problems for recreational users and the aquatic environment. A systematic search of boat ramps along Southland lakes in May had found them free from lagarosiphon again this year, a pleasing result for the Department of Conservation. READ MORE
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