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Control Brittle Naiad

Many people ask how to get rid of brittle naiad. The following options can be considered for how to control brittle naiad.


Manual/Mechanical Control:

If you are considering how to remove brittle naiad, physically raking or seining this plant can be an effective method of control if all fragments and roots are removed.


Herbicide Control:

There are multiple options for how to kill brittle naiad that offer great control.

  1. Dibrox (for ponds or lakes) – liquid that is diluted with water and sprayed over the plants, fast acting.
  2. Spritflo (for ponds with no outflow) – liquid that is poured and spreads throughout the entire body of water, offers extended control.
  3. Semera or Flumigard + surfactant (for ponds or lakes) – granules that are dissolved and mixed or liquids that are mixed and diluted with water and sprayed over the plants (early morning is best), fast acting.
  4. Hydrothol (for lakes) – granules that are broadcast over the plants.


Treatment Tips:

When treating brittle naiad,

  • Treat when the plants are established and actively growing.
  • Spritflo can be used at the first signs of growth.
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