On Thursday August 1st, The Professional applicators toured Vancouver Lake with local representatives. They have reported that conditions in the lake have changed, and the milfoil is no longer in an active growth phase. The leaves and stems in the water column are the critical uptake sites for Procellacor, and they are now damaged and dying. It is probable that an application when the plants are in this condition would result in little or no translocation to the root zone. This would result in marginal to limited control if an application was applied in the current conditions.
We understand that there is excitement to get going and apply the funding that was so impressively organized, but we are dealing with biology and spending that money now is not the best use of the funds. Upon the advice of the professionals we will likely put off treatment until mid-spring, when the milfoil will again be particularly vulnerable to the application of Procellacor.