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 JUN 26th
Women Caring for the Land Workshops
Women Caring for the Land workshops are geared toward women farmers or landowners who are interested in learning more about conservation and networking with other farm women. On August 15, the workshop series comes to our region at Blue Ox Organics, N11253 State Hwy 25, Wheeler.Read More Read ALL
Local News JUL 20th
Storms cause flooding, wind and lightning damage
Winds that swept through the Chippewa Valley on Wednesday caused damage in some areas and flooding in in Trempealeau and Buffalo counties. Several hundred people evacuated their homes early Thursday in Arcadia where heavy rain has sent Turton Cr...Read More