Nuisance Aquatic Plant Control

Nuisance aquatic plant control continues to grow as an issue and concern for Michigan lakes and ponds. Although aquatic plants are a natural component of every aquatic ecosystem, excessive plant growth can sometimes be a nuisance for riparian property owners and other lake users. Plants frequently conflict with recreational and economic interests. A need, therefore, exists for proper aquatic plant management to insure that the natural environment and human interests are mutually protected.


Aquatic weed issues Lake Pro Management

Case study. Lake treatment of a large hybrid milfoil nuisance aquatic plant.

  • This community lake exhibits a large hybrid milfoil outbreak, which was choking out healthy growth of bottom level plants and removing food and habitat sources for fish species in the lake.
  • The milfoil could have been deposited by local goose populations or other migrant species.
  • Due to budget concerns, a 2,4-D treatment was not a viable option for the association due to the scale of the infestation, and high rates required for 2,4-D to be an effective systemic treatment.
  • ProcellaCOR was chosen due to lower required rates, and budget constraints.
  • The above picture was taken upon resurvey 2 weeks later, with all that was left of the large Northern Milfoil bushels was small dead stalks floating along shoreline.