What does milfoil do to a lake?
Similarly one may ask, why is milfoil a problem?
Eurasian watermilfoil spreads easily and grows quickly. Eurasian watermilfoil crowds out native plants, reducing biodiversity, diminishes fish habitat and negatively impacts wetland habitats. Dense mats form near the surface.
Beside above, how do you get rid of Milfoils in a lake? If you prefer granular herbicides to spray ones and have a smaller area to treat, choose Navigate. This granular herbicide is ideal for spot-treating weeds around docks, beach areas and shorelines, killing the roots of both submerged and floating plants, including water milfoil, coontail and water lilies.
Thereof, how do you treat milfoil?
The most commonly used herbicide for milfoil control in Minnesota is 2-4-D (often Aqua-Kleen) which is selective for dicots. Control is most effective with spring or fall applications and some damage to other dicots (e.g., coontail, water lilies) can be expected.
What is one way to prevent Eurasian watermilfoil spreading?
The most important action that you can take to limit the spread of milfoil and other aquatic invasive plants is to remove all vegetation from your watercraft before you move it from one body of water to another. For more information contact the Eurasian Watermilfoil Management Program.