Mechanical Harvesting

The LLMA has discontinued the Herbicidal Treatment of the Asian Milfoil Weed until further notice. Mechanical Harvesting will continue.

Mechanical Harvesting or Manual Cutting

Are we adding to the problem? Harvesting is our main method of controlling weeds. But is it enough?

This method is temporary at best. One might equate it to a haircut. Cut weeds once and they will soon be needing another snipping. Plus, if the fragments from harvesting are not thoroughly collected, harvesting and cutting may actually aid the invading plant in reproducing itself. Harvesting and cutting are labor intensive and equipment is expensive and difficult to maintain because parts are not available. Dumping areas are becoming difficult to find.

For more info: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/plants/management/aqua025.html