Asked June 16, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

Is the product Ornamec safe to use from an environmental perspective? We live about 500 yards from Lake Michigan but all water drains inward to the center of our site.

Rose Borton

Antrim County Michigan

1 Response

Hi Rose -

The following information is from Christina Curell, MSU Nutrient Mgt and Water Quality Educator:

The label for Ornamec says that it is toxic to fish and not to apply in water or near water. A buffer of 500 feet is adequate to apply. Bear in mind that the applicator must adhere to label guidelines and wear appropriate personal protective equipment.

Hope this helps!