Relationships between water chemistry and herbicide efficacy of Eurasian watermilfoil management in Wisconsin lakes

TitleRelationships between water chemistry and herbicide efficacy of Eurasian watermilfoil management in Wisconsin lakes
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsFrater, P., Mikulyuk A., Barton M., Nault M., Wagner K., Hauxwell J., and Kujawa E.
JournalLake and Reservoir Management
Volume33
Issue1
Number of Pages1-7
Date PublishedMar
Type of ArticleArticle
Reprint Number1040-2381
LTER Accession NumberWOS:000396042900001
KeywordsAquatic plants; Eurasian watermilfoil; herbicide application;, Marine & Freshwater Biology; Water Resources, Myriophyllum spicatum; water chemistry, property-values; 2,4-d; decline
Abstract

Frater P, Mikulyuk A, Barton M, Nault M, Wagner K, Hauxwell J, Kujawa E. 2017. Relationships between water chemistry and herbicide efficacy of Eurasian watermilfoil management in Wisconsin lakes. Lake Reserve Manage. 33:1-7.Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM) is an invasive aquatic plant with the potential to disrupt native aquatic plant communities, decrease property values, and affect recreational uses of lakes. Much time, effort, and money is put forth every year to combat the spread of this invader. We examined the long-term efficacy of EWM management using herbicide and derived an empirical equation to quantify long-term treatment success for the lakes in this study. We found that lakes with lower pH (<7.5), conductivity (<0.1 mS/cm), and total dissolved solids (TDS <0.1 g/L) exhibited more successful long-term management. Our results suggested that lake water chemistry may play a role in long-term herbicide management success of EWM.

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