Eurasian Water Milfoil

Updates on the Eurasion Milfoil from the AGM, July 25, 2015

Note from Paul Thompson, July 2015.

Aeration method to control milfoil by Clean-Flo Engineered Aeration

Use of Jute to control milfoil, Lake Lovering project

Letter on use of jute to control milfoil from Association of Biologists of Quebec (Engllish translation at the bottom of the document)

2008 Statewide Strategic Plan for Eurasiona Watermilfoil in Idaho

Review of Best Managment Practices for Aguatic Vegetation Control in Stormwater Ponds, Wetlanes and Lakes, August 2013, Auckland Council

A Review of the Science and Management of Eurasian Watermilfoil:  Recommendations for Future Action in New York State, August 8, 2011, Revised November 11, 2011


Eurasian Water Milfoil

At the 13 Aug 2011 Annual General meeting a committee of three directors: Paul Thompson, Duncan MacDougall and Gord Moore was established to investigate what has been done on other lakes similarly infested with the milfoil and make recommendations for the most effective and ecologically sound method of reducing / controlling the milfoil.

Diagram of Eurasian Water Milfoil

Diagram of Eurasian Water Milfoil. Credit: University of Minnesota Sea Grant Program. Used with permission.

The three currently known possibilities are: harvesting, use of herbicides and the introduction of a natural weevil that is already in the lake but not in sufficient quantities to control the milfoil. The first two control methods are not considered effective long term nor are they ecologically friendly. Fund raising may be required to implement any control program.

Downloads:

Milfoil Project Launch (.pdf)

2012 Progress Report of the Milfoil Solution (R) Program in Wolfe Lake (.pdf)

Survey of Eurasian Watermilfoil (M. spicatum) in Wolfe Lake, Westport, ON, Canada (.pdf)

Observations from Environscience in September, 2013 (.pdf)

Please review the additional information clicking on the following links and watch this site for the latest developments and information.

Milfoil video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ52BZZvywI (Milfoil Weevil Project)

CBC interview: www.cbc.ca/morningnorth/past-episodes/2011/05/06/little-bugs-enlisted-to-fight-invasive-plant-in-sudbury-lakes/

News articles:

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2 thoughts on “Eurasian Water Milfoil

  1. I’m a member of the asssociation and I would like an update as to what the association is currently doing to kill this infestation. Is it true that the Milfoil Weevel is no longer an option?

    • Hello Ken
      Sorry for taking so long to get back to you.Yes,you are correct that the weevil option is no longer available.The company is no longer in Canada.We are looking at other possible solutions but are in very early stages.We hope to have more info for our members at the AGM meeting on Aug 8th(this year we are again back at Camp Iawah.See you then and once again sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Gord Moore

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