Lake George located at the southern end of the Adirondack Park in Upstate New York is among the clearest and cleanest large lakes in the World. Like many lakes, it has been impacted by invasive Eurasian milfoil. First discovered in 1986, milfoil has been managed over the past 30 years at a cost of over
Several residents of Lakeland Estates in Greely are upset over the continual use of algaecides and herbicides being used to treat the aquatic vegetation on these private man-made lakes. Homeowner Chris Leblanc believes it is an irresponsible way to manage the lakes, and that pesticide use is not meant to be a long-term management plan.
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Aquarius Systems joined forces with Ray Scott (founder of B.A.S.S.), the Lower Colorado River Authority, Texas Parks & Wildlife, the Tennessee Valley Authority and numerous fishing & environmental groups in giving a demonstration of an Aquatic Plant Harvester for Texas Governor George Bush. The TVA brought their specially designed Aquarius harvester from Guntersville, Alabama to
State environmental officials have rejected a plan to use a powerful chemical herbicide to control an invasive water weed in Lake Iroquois in Chittenden County, saying the potential environmental damage did not justify its use. The proposal was rejected because it did not sufficiently consider non-chemical alternatives and could damage native plants along the lakeshore.
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We realize this article is about terrestrial weeds, but can’t help but make the connection to aquatic plants and the need to have many options in the lake management plan. When weeds begin showing resistance, it’s not a case of the herbicide changing the weed, it’s a simple “survival of the fittest” case, according to
Following reports of hundreds of dead fish floating in Bayou Rouge in Cottonport, Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) conducted an investigation to find out what caused the fish kill. Officials determined that that fish died from a low dissolved oxygen level in the water, basically suffocating the fish. The low dissolved
The Adirondack Park Agency (APA) is using an aquatic herbicide at two points along Lake George in New York State. At both sites, the problem is growth of Eurasian Watermilfoil, an invasive plant species that grows quickly in water bodies it’s tracked into. The APA conducted monitoring and said the herbicide eliminated all traces of
The glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup has been found to trigger the loss of biodiversity among phytoplankton communities in freshwater ponds. In their experiments, scientists found that while some populations developed resistance to the herbicide and were able to survive exposure at high levels, this came at a cost, with a 40 percent loss in biodiversity. The
The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the endocrine-disrupting pesticide atrazine and cancer-linked pesticide glyphosate are each likely to harm more than 1,000 of the nation’s most endangered plants and animals. These chemical poisons are causing severe harm to imperiled wildlife since U.S. use exceeds 70 million pounds of atrazine and 300 million pounds of
Environmentalists and activists from the city on Pune, India have urged the Central Pollution Control Board and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board to ban the use of glyphosate for use on water hyacinth in water bodies due to its dangerous impact on human health and aquatic life. Glyphosate has been linked to probable carcinogenicity, endocrine disruption,