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Aquatic Weed Control: 4 Ways To Kill Purple Loosestrife

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Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) is a perennial that originated in Europe and spread to North America in the early 19th century. The weed was originally introduced as an ornamental plant and for medicinal use. It was also introduced as a contaminant in ship ballast. Purple Loosestrife grows 4 to 10 feet tall. The square rigid four-sided stems have fine hairs and are reddish purple. Leaves are oppositely attached and slightly heart-shaped at the base coming to a point at the tip.  Each weed produces a showy spike of bright purplish flowers on a tall stem, visible from June until September....

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Q & A - How Do I Apply Aquatic Herbicides?

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A customer recently contacted us regarding weeds. Below is the question and our response. Question: I have purchased a 10 lb. bag of Aquacide Pellets. How do I apply this in the lake? Throw it? Take a boat out? How? LS, Andover, MN Answer: First of all, thank you for your recent purchase of Aquacide Pellets. We appreciate your business! Aquacide Pellets are the size of small marbles and too large for mechanical spreaders. Have no fear! Simply take a handful of Aquacide Pellets at a time and throw them into your lake using a fanning motion, similar to hand spreading grass...

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