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Aquatic Herbicide, Renovate OTF Kills Banded Mysterysnail in Adirondacks
In an effort to control the invasive aquatic plant, Eurasian watermilfoil on Lake Luzerne, federally certified Renovate OTF was applied. The active ingredient, triclopyr, is designed to target just broad leafed plants including the invasive milfoil. The herbicide devastated the banded mysterysnail population, causing a die-off.

The Adirondack Council views the snail die-off as evidence that Renovate is far more damaging to animal life in general than believed by regulators. The snails, a common prey species for birds and larger fish, could be spreading the toxic agent throughout the ecosystems after they’re eaten.


 
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