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Watermilfoil

WatermilfoilIdentifying Watermilfoil

Physical Characteristics

Leaves:

  • Whorls of 3 to 5
  • Mostly about 0.05-0.09 inches apart on stem
  • Rarely reach 0.59 inches long
  • All but lower bracts are shorter than flowers

Flowers:

  • Whorls of 4 on the axils of bracts

Fruit:

  • 4-lobed
  • Almost spherical

Stem:

  • Horizontal stem
  • Branching leafy shoots about 8.1 feet long
  • Reddish-brown in color

Roots:

  • Branch from horizontal stem

Controlling Watermilfoil In Your Lake Or Pond

Physical Management of Watermilfoil

Watermilfoil has a root system which means the roots need to be destroyed to prevent the plant from coming back.

Products To Physically Manage Watermilfoil

WeedShear Aquatic Weed Cutter-          WeedShear

Our WeedShear measures 49 inches in width and features a v-shaped razor sharp stainless steel blades that easily cuts through Watermilfoil at its roots. This product comes with a hand held sharpener, a 25 foot polypropylene rope and folds up for easy storage.

To use the WeedShear, simply give it a toss out into your lake or pond and let it sink to the bottom. Once it hits the bottom, simply use a jerking motion to drag the WeedShear along the bottom of the lake or pond.

 

Aquatic Weed Ripper-          Weed Ripper 

The Weed Ripper is designed to pull Watermilfoil by the roots to prevent it from growing back.

The Weed Ripper features a 3 foot wide head and comes with a 25 foot rope that allows you to cut and pull weeds by tossing it into your lake or pond and pulling it back to you. Additionally, the Weed Ripper comes with 4, 7, 11 and 15 foot handle options.

 

Automated Control of Watermilfoil

For homeowners, automated control of Watermilfoil is ideal when your lake bottom has been cleared and you want to keep it that way without having to continuously labor away cutting weeds.

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

Automated Products To Control Watermilfoil

Lake Groomer-          Lake Groomer

Our Lake Groomer is for homeowners who want to maintain a muck free lake bottom. The Lake Groomer uses a rolling action along the bottom of your lake or pond and dislodges any existing Watermilfoil and prevents it from growing.

The Lake Groomer comes standard with three – 7 feet roller tubes that can cover a total of 21 feet of lake bottom and comes with a 3 year warranty.

 

Aquatic Mower Lake Weed Cutter-          Aquatic Mower

The Aquatic Mower is an electric powered aquatic weed cutter that mounts to your boat and works very efficiently to cut down Watermilfoil fast. If you are looking for an environment friendly, non-labor intensive solution to riding your lake or pond from Watermilfoil than the Aquatic Mower is what you have been looking for.

The Aquatic Mower weighs just 45 pounds and has a 12 volt DC electric motor that has a batter life of up to 6 hours. It is made of rust resistant aluminum and stainless steel and has a cutting width of 4 feet.

 

Aquatic Weed Harvester-          Eco Harvester

For lake and pond management companies, our Eco Harvester pulls Watermilfoil 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 Watermilfoil removal machines on the market.

 

Herbicide Control of Watermilfoil

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

Herbicide Products To Control Watermilfoil

Navigate Granular Aquatic Herbicide-          Navigate Granular

Navigate Granular is formulated on special heat treated attaclay granules that resist rapid decomposition in water. They quickly sink to your lake or pond bottom and release 2,4-D into the critical root zone.

Initial effects are indicated by brittle stems and curling leaf tips and are noticeable within 7 to 10 days. A full kill will occur within 3 to 5 weeks.

 

Hydrothol 191 Granular Aquatic Weed Control-          Hydrothol 191 Granular

Hydrothol 191 Granular is highly effective at killing Watermilfoil in the application area and not away from the targeted area. It’s active ingredient is Endothall, mono (N,N-dimethyl alkylamine) salt.

Hydrothol 191 Granular is a slow releasing herbicide which accounts for its long lasting effects. Studies show Hydrothol 191 Granular present in the lake bottom 3 months after its application and had no effect on aquatic life because of the slow release of active chemicals.