The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Ledger Publisher 

Herbicide results released

Jefferson Slough

 

November 23, 2016



Last July, a herbicide was placed in the Jefferson Slough in an attempt to knockout Eurasian watermilfoil prior to a planned relocation of the Slough.

According to Jefferson County Weed Coordinator Jill Allen, Dr. Ryan Thum of Montana State University and students from the School’s Plant Science and Plant Pathology Department did the monitoring of the application. Dr. Thum recently released the team’s results.

In the report, Dr. Thum said they sampled the slough for pre-treatment and abundance on both July 10 and 11.

Dr. Thum stated they quantified abundance using a rake toss index at...



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