Furthering Restoration Via A New Approach To Invasive Mussel Control

Agency: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council; Marrone Bio Innovations

Location: Michigan

Treatment Type: Toxicant

Treatment Method Used: Pseudomonas Fluorescens

This project will control three acres of invasive mussels using a new approach to the application of Zequanox, a biological control product specific to invasive zebra and quagga mussels. Local organizations will partner with researchers and consultants to apply Zequanox, evaluate its control efficacy, and assess environmental responses using a new non-enclosed approach. The project will provide necessary information for evaluating the viability of large-scale Zequanox applications and the impacts of those applications on native species restoration. The project will educate, involve and inform stakeholders throughout the Great Lakes via an Invasive Mussel Collaborative webinar.


Partner Agencies: 

United States Geological Survey
State of Michigan Natural Features Inventory
Columbus State University
Bowling Green State University
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh


Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council

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