These species are not native to our state and is very difficult to control once it becomes fully established. Milfoil reproduces through fragmentation whereby plant fragments break off from the parent plant through wind or boat action, grow roots, and settle in a new location. Milfoil spreads rapidly and displaces beneficial native plant life. It makes swimming difficult and can devalue waterfront property. Where this species grows in its native environment, insects and fish may feed on this plant at such a rate as to control its growth. Milfoil has no natural predators to keep its population in check. Under optimum temperature, light and nutrient conditions, milfoil may grow up to an inch per day. How Did Exotic Milfoil Become Established in This State? It was most likely a "stowaway" fragment attached to a boat or trailer that came to this region. Milfoil can live out of water for many hours if it remains moist.
Applicator using liquid 2-4D using subsurface injection
2018 Milfoil Treatment:
Tim Isle worked on obtaining our permit for our 2018 milfoil treatment and we have received it. Below is the proposed treatment area.
2017 Milfoil Treatment:
Tim Ilse worked on obtaining proposals for our 2017 milfoil treatment. He received three proposals that Steve & Tim evaluated. Based upon cost and last year’s performance, they recommended Lake Restoration to the rest of the board, which they approved.
They did their evaluation and will be treating 59 acres, 5 areas with one area being 39 acres for a total cost of $23,500.
2016 Milfoil Treatment:
DNR News JUL 19th
Zebra mussel confirmed in East Loon Lake in Otter Tail County
Lake is connected to two others with zebra mussels The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of a zebra mussel in East Loon Lake in Otter Tail County. East Loon Lake is between and connected to East Spirit Lake and Sybil La...Read More