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 SEP 25th
2017 Annual Meeting
Mark your calendars for the TMLIA annual meeting Saturday, October 21st from 10 am-1 pm at Olde Towne Banquet Hall (903 Cedar Falls Rd., Menomonie). All are welcome, and breakfast and childcare are provided! There will be awards, activities, and good conversation. Hope to see you there :)Read More Read ALL
Local News SEP 25th
Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo dissidents
WASHINGTON — Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they’re pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. Yet their path to succeeding in their last-gasp effort has g...Read More