Aquatechnex deployed our new granular aquatic herbicide eductor system on the Lake Pend Oreille Project this past summer. This system uses a water stream to apply these granular products. Two eductor systems on the vessel allow us to increase the production rate of the application. This technology also eliminates any dust from the granular application that occurs when using conventional granular spreaders and removes any possibility of drift.
Aquatechnex applied over 40,000 pounds of Sculpin, a new herbicide that targets Eurasian Milfoil, in about 20 hours of actual application work.
The vessel is also equipped with a new precision application system. The GPS application manager shows us the exact path and coverage of the application swath. It calculated the location of the next pass and shows the applicator steering ques, calculated acres applied and helps better manage the flow of materials in the field.
These systems are key to helping us target invasive aquatic weeds accurately and will become an important part of our entire application fleet.