A.I. and scientific ingenuity: the next step in protecting NZ's lakes and rivers from invasive aquatic weeds
Today LDCT and some local stakeholders met with the owner of Lakeweed Harvesters & Contractors to access the feasibility of putting a weed harvester on Lake Dunstan permanently to combat the issue of Lagarosiphon.
Diquat is the herbicide used to combat Lagarosiphon in waterways of New Zealand. You have probably seen the helicopters whizzing around the lake and had to avoid going into the water for 24 hours afterwards. But do you want to know more?
Make Sure you Check, Clean and Dry all gear when using our waterways!
Freshwater pests such as Lagarosiphon major, Didymo and toxic algae can be devastating to native ecosystems and recreation if they find their way into water bodies.
Was great to get up to speed with last year's weed management review and be involved in the next year's plan of controlling the weeds.
To read the initial Lake Dunstan Weed Management Plan 2016-2025, click below
Channel 39 reports on the Lake Boys from Cromwell College campaign video to remove Lagarosiphon from Lake Dunstan