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Water Lettuce

Water LettuceIdentifying Watter Lettuce

Physical Characteristics

Tends to form floating mats that clog water ways.

Leaves:

  • Clustered on very short branches
  • Wedge- or oval-shaped
  • About 10 inches long
  • Point upward

Roots:

  • Floating plant
  • Long and submersed

Water Lettuce Control For Lakes and Ponds

Physical Management of Water Lettuce

Since Water Lettuce is a floating plant it can be removed by raking or skimming the ponds surface. It has the ability to multiply rapidly and may take multiple cleanings throughout the year to keep it under control using a rake or skimmer.

Products To Physically Manage Water Lettuce

Rake Zilla-          RakeZilla

The RakeZilla is our newest invention and our customers just love it! This product can easily collect and scoop up Water Lettuce at the bottom or floating on top of your lake or pond.

The RakeZilla comes with an extra wide 3 foot rake head with unbreakable 9 inch long teeth and a 7 foot or 11 foot long handle with a 25 foot rope that allows you to reach way out into your lake or pond. It weighs just 6.5 pounds and the optional float mount makes it the perfect tool for skimming Water Lettuce off the surface or your lake or pond.

 

Automated Control of Water Lettuce

For lake and pond management companies, automated control of Water Lettuce is ideal when you have a large lake or pond that has been overtaken by the weed.

Automated Products To Control Water Lettuce

Aquatic Weed Harvester-          Eco Harvester

For lake and pond management companies, our Eco Harvester pulls Water Lettuce up from the roots and harvests them to be reused as mulch or animal feed.

The Eco Harvester can operate in as little as 12 inches of water and is built so it only takes one person to operate. Additionally, our patent protected Eco Harvester is one-third the price of traditional harvesters, making it one of the most affordable Water Lettuce removal machines on the market.

 

Herbicide Control of Water Lettuce

Herbicide control is a great option for Water Lettuce because you can literally apply the herbicide and then sit back and let it do its work. Most herbicides can control Water Lettuce throughout the season and only needs to be applied once a year.

Herbicide Products To Control Water Lettuce

Rodeo Herbicide-          Rodeo Herbicide + Adjuvant

Rodeo herbicide is extremely effective at killing Water Lettuce at its roots and preventing it from coming back for years. Its active ingredient is Glyphosate† N-(phosphonomethyl) glycine, isopropylamine salt which has shown to be practically not-toxic to freshwater invertebrates.  The Adjuvant helps speed up the process of effectiveness of Rodeo herbicide to produce even better results.

After applying Rodeo herbicide you should start to see results within 2 to 4 days and within 7 to 10 days your Water Lettuce problem should disappear. However, you want to make sure there is no rain in sight for 6 hours after applying for maximum results.