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Patrick Selter with PLM Lake and Land Management applies the herbicide diquat to an area on Big Detroit Lake where flowering rush has been growing like wildfire. Experts and homeowners alike say the treatments have been tremendously successful this year. Photo by Paula Quam/DL-Online

Putting the bite on flowering rush

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During a time when invasive species news has been less than encouraging, finally a bright spot.

Officials working on eradicating flowering rush around area lakes say they just may finally have the weapon they need .... an herbicide called diquat.


The product has been around for 30 years, but experts just stumbled upon its effectiveness on flowering rush four years ago when they were treating a private residence on Curfman Lake.

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