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.
News & Events APR 5th
Dunn County Planning, Resources, & Development Committee Meeting
The Dunn County Planning, Resources, & Development Committee will be meeting Thursday, April 12th in room 58 of the Government Center at 800 Wilson Ave, Menomonie to discuss several water quality items. Click the "Read More" button below to access the agenda and companion documents. Public comments are accepted.Read More Read ALL