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Lake Weed Control: 6 Ways to Remove Coontail aka Hornwort

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COONTAIL   Coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum, also called Hornwort) are rootless, submersed, perennial lake weeds that often form dense colonies.  Leaves are stiff, whorled with many forks and have small teeth along one edge of the fork.  Coontail gets its name from the physical resemblance to a raccoon’s tail.  Email a digital photo to for proper lake or pond weed identification. Lake weeds, including Coontail, provide habitat for many micro and macro invertebrates.  This invertebrate is food for fish, ducks, reptiles and other aquatic wildlife however it can become very thick and require a weed control regime that we will discuss...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 2 Ways to Kill False Loosestrife

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False Loosestrife (Ludwigia palustris) is a perennial commonly found throughout the Upper Midwest along the muddy shores of freshwater streams, rivers and ponds. It has lance-shaped leaves ½ to 2-½” long, both floating and submersed.  Leaves can be alternate or oppositely attached with smooth toothless edges that taper at the tip.  Roots form in the stem joints.  It has a small inconspicuous 4-sided flower in the leaf axils that bloom in August through September. False Loosestrife reproduces from seed. Control methods: 1)  Physical removal.  Easily pulled by weed raking or cutting with Water Weed Rake, Weed Raker or Weed Razer. To reduce...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 3 Ways To Kill Bulrush

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Bulrush (scripus) is an emersed, perennial, grass-like weed that grows in shallow water. Bulrush grows up to 10 feet tall in colonies from rhizomes. A leafless stem can be triangular or round and comes to a point at the tip. Loose clusters of brown flowers and seeds gather just below the tip. There is no known biological control option. Control methods: 1) Weed raking and weed cutting is an option for seed and root reduction. This method can be difficult because new weeds can sprout from seeds and root fragments left behind. 2) Aquacide Pellets are a systemic aquatic herbicide that is best...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 3 Ways To Kill Reed Grass

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Reed Grass (Phragmites) is a large, emersed, perennial grass that grows in shallow waters of marshes, creeks, ponds and lakes. Common Reed Grass can grow up to 20 feet tall dense clumps from rhizomes. A round, hollow stem has leaves that are 10 inches long and 1-2 inches wide. Loose, beige, flower spikes have plume-like tufts of seeds with silky hair.  Seeds drop in the fall and germinate in spring on wetland soil.  Most vegetation spreads from creeping rhizomes.  There is no known biological control option. Control methods: 1)  Weed raking and weed cutting is an option for seed and root reduction. Mowing...

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Lack of Herbicide Use, Killed Fish?

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Hundreds, possibly thousands of crappie, walleye, bass and muskie were found in November, belly-up under the ice in Owasso Lake, Shoreview, Minnesota. One of the even measured 48 inches long! Shoreview homeowners thought low water levels from the recent drought caused low oxygen levels which killed the fish. Rumors also spread that aquatic herbicides used for lake weed treatment were the culprit. The DNR did confirm individual permits are issued to property owners for aquatic weed control, however, the last treatments were made in August, and had no on the fish after treatment. A spokesman for DNR also stated there...

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