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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What’s in your compost can affect what’s in your wallet

Commercial compost and/or topsoil can be tainted with herbicides like picloram, clopyralid, and aminopyralid.

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Noxious weed controls: Are poisons the most effective short- and long-term option or does biocontrol offer the greatest hope?

The Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute has just posted a video, produced eight years ago, which examines the success of biocontrols and manual weeding. CRMPI is now seeking funding to produce an updated film.

At this time, the following two segments are available online. If and when additional footage is uploaded, it will be shared with you here.

000MrJwright | July 15, 2010 | Please visit Pesticidefree.ca for more info. If you would like to invest in the new film titled “Why We Spray” visit CRMPI.org.

(See also, HW’s Weeding Out Invasives page.)

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Announcing the debut of the Homemade Wilderness weeding reference page

Progress is being made in archiving a series of convenient, concise guidance articles within Homemade Wilderness’ reference pages. Now, when you or your friends wonder how to combat a weedy species, just click on the Weeding Out Invasive Plants tab at the top of this site to become familiar with your management options, then follow the link provided to access the most effective control advice based on current research for combating the particular species of concern to you.