Antoine to be treated Thursday
IRON MOUNTAIN — The Lake Antoine Association will treat areas of Lake Antoine this week for selective control of Eurasian watermilfoil as permitted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.
Cason & Associates, LLC, from Berlin, Wis will perform the treatment on Thursday. Warning signs will be posted adjacent to treatment areas and at the landing at the time of treatment. The herbicide is Navigate (granular 2,4-D).
Within 150 feet of treatment areas, there is a 24-hour restriction on swimming after use of this chemical. There are no restrictions on fishing.
According to the Navigate label: Unless 21 days have elapsed or an approved assay indicates the 2,4-D concentration is 100 ppb (0.1 ppm) or less, or, only growing crops and non-crop areas labeled for direct treatment with 2,4-D will be affected, do not use water from treated areas for irrigating plants or mixing sprays for agricultural or ornamental plants. Unless 21 days have elapsed or an approved assay indicates the 2,4-D concentration is 70 ppb (0.07 ppm) or less, do not use water from treated areas for potable water (drinking water) for people, pets, or livestock.
The Michigan EGLE permit number is ANC9805997.