Creating a new harvester to treat invasive lilies

In an effort to remove invasive water lilies from area lakes, the Clearwater Resource Council is looking forward to creating a mechanical harvester that will cut lily leaves and flowers mounted beneath a pontoon. This would allow the removal of invasive plants at a faster rate compared to non-mechanized methods.

The blade would be mounted a few inches below the surface of the water. The leaves and flowers will then be captured between the two pontoons as a screen affixed to the back of the boat will prevent plant fragments from escaping. This method of removal will ensure that no lily rhizomes...

 

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