Latest open water test of Zequanox yielded a 97.1 mortality rate. Could Lake Minnetonka be the next test site?
- Jay Corn
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Marrone Bio Innovations, a leading provider of natural pest management products for water and agriculture applications, said this week that Zequanox was highly effective at controlling invasive zebra mussels in Deep Quarry Lake located in DuPage County, Illinois. Zequanox, the industry’s only environmentally compatible molluscicide, was applied within barrier systems in three locations throughout the lake. Results showed that treated sites experienced an average mussel mortality of 97.1 percent compared with 11.2 percent mortality in the untreated sites. Environmental Protection Agency approval for using Zequanox in natural water systems is currently in process. In the study, funded in part through a grant from the Illinois Department of …
Pilot project at Lake Carlos State Park north of Alexandria could have a big impact on Lake Minnetonka. Effectiveness in open water settings will be a focus.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Editor's note: Lake Minnetonka Patch ran an extensive feature story on Zequanox back in late May. That post can be read in its entirety by clicking here. The following information was provided by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources: A research project, using a natural product called Zequanox, is underway at Lake Carlos State Park in an effort to discover an effective and environmentally safe means to control zebra mussels and protect aquatic ecosystems, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced. The DNR's invasive species program is working with the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) and New York State Museum's Field Research Laboratory on the project. Zequanox is a natural product that was approved by the Environmental…