2,4-D used in New Hampshire lake to manage Milfoil

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From the Nashua Telegraph, September 21, 2010:

We’re trying hard not to think of chemicals as the first line of defense, and just throw herbicide in there, but sometimes that turns out to be the only practical route,” said Bob Wolff, administrator of the groundwater program in the state Division of Pesticide Control.

Under a series of regulations developed by the federal Environmental Protection Administration and state Department of Environmental Services, swimming, drinking and even use for irrigation is often forbidden for at least 24 hours, and often longer.

Read more here.

See also: EnviroScience learning how to best use weevils to set back invasive Eurasian Watermilfoil

And: Lake Minnetonka milfoil treatments paused while chemical impact studied

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