Aquatic Weed Control – Herbicide Application
Herbicides represent a very rapid, effective method for controlling many aquatic plants. Most aquatic services herbicides are selective, i.e., they control some plant species more effectively than others. A permit from your local state government may be required to treat aquatic vegetation with a herbicide. PLM programs include the processing of permits. When using aquatic herbicides, depending on product type, amount, and rate used, there may be water use restrictions following treatments, PLM handles all required restriction posting.
PLM Lake & Land Management Corp. is one of the largest aquatic herbicide and algaecide application companies in the United States. Our GPS enabled application equipment includes airboats, conventional outboard-powered boats, and a variety of land-based vehicles. PLM Lake & Land Management is licensed and certified to apply aquatic herbicides and algaecides across the United States. Our aquatic herbicide and algaecide applicators use state-of-the-art equipment in compliance with State and Federal regulations.
PLM has a specialized pond division to manage smaller bodies of water, whether you have a puddle or a 10 acre pond. We offer a wide variety of pond management services, including herbicide and algaecide applications, water quality evaluation, biological control programs, fish stocking, and pond design consulting. We offer a range of specialized services for golf course ponds, to ensure that they meet the combined requirements of aesthetics and use as an irrigation water source.
Proper management of a pond is very important. Our experienced staff understands the delicacy of each pond and the fact that “one size does not fit all.” When managing a pond we need to look at the big picture. For example, if excessive or improper use of algaecides and/or herbicide are used, it may reduce native desirable plants to limited or eradicated levels. If this occurs it will increase the potential for exotic plant species and tolerant undesirable algae growth. By implementing a balanced management program, provided by our experienced pond management division, we can increase the recreational ability and aesthetics of your pond while also promoting a balanced ecosystem that supports a desirable and diverse environment of plants, algae, and fisheries.
Aquatic Weed Harvesting
PLM Lake & Land Management Corp. is one of the largest contract aquatic plant harvesting companies. Mechanical harvesting cuts aquatic plants and removes the cut material from the lake, yielding immediate relief from nuisance aquatic plant growth. For most lakes, contract harvesting is much more cost-efficient than owning and operating a harvester.
PLM provides well-maintained, state-of-the-art equipment and experienced operators to handle demanding harvesting projects. We have an aggressive, proactive harvester maintenance program, so that our harvester crews can spend their time cutting plants, not conducting on-site repairs. All our machines use environmentally safe non-toxic hydraulic fluids to protect your lake from spills. We provide our customers with harvesting reports that detail the areas cut, the time spent cutting and the amount of plant material removed. Harvesting machines cut and remove aquatic vegetation. Harvesters are ideal for overgrowth of native vegetation, but may cause further complications when harvesting exotic species. A harvester may actually help in spreading plant fragments to further promote the growth of plants such as Eurasian Watermilfoil and Curly Leaf Pondweed. Please call our experts today to discuss your lake.