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Aquatic Plant Research > Invasives > Management and Control > Eurasian Watermilfoil (EWM) Control > Large Scale Management > EWM Fluridone > Lake Tides Article - Dose of Science

Aquatic Plant Research Lake Tides Article - Dose of Science

When we make a decision to manage biological communities in a lake, we need to understand the risks and opportunities that go along with the many possible management options. Science can support an informed discussion about lake management, including setting reasonable expectations for nuisance relief, invasive species control, and anticipated effects on other aspects of a lake ecosystem. An informed discussion is necessary to balance user needs, restoration goals, and the risks of collateral damage. When weighing the possibility of conducting whole-lake herbicide treatments to control invasive species, DNR Science Services delved into the results of treatments conducted in Wisconsin and our neighboring states. To communicate our findings to consumers and decision makers, we wrote an article for Lake Tides that covers the ins and outs of aquatic herbicide treatments with an emphasis on whole-lake applications.