Aquacide Blog — aquatic weeds

Aquatic Weed Control: 3 Ways To Kill Horned Pondweed

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Horned Pondweed (Zannichellia palustris) is a submersed aquatic weed found in every state in the continental United States. It can be found in shallow freshwater lakes and ponds. Horned Pondweed is a delicate, underwater perennial with branched slender stems that sprout from creeping rhizomes. Long thread-like leaves are smooth edged without teeth. They grow from ½ to 3 inches long and are oppositely arranged or whorled on the stem. Leaves gradually taper to a point at the tip. Tiny banana shaped, slightly curved seeds are flattish in shape and serrated on one side.  They attach to the stem at the...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 2 Ways To Kill Pickerelweed

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Pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) is an emersed aquatic weed that grows 3-4 feet tall. Leaves are large and shiny with a heart-shaped base. Each leaf has very fine veins is attached toon its own stem in clusters. Pickerelweed is easily recognized by its beautiful 4” spike of blue-purple flowers. Each flower has 6 petal-like parts united below into a tube.  Flowers bloom from June through November and attract insects, bees and butterflies. Pickerelweed reproduces from seed & rhizomes rooted in the mud. Control methods: 1)  Aquacide Pellets are a 2,4-D based, systemic aquatic weed killer that is best-applied early spring as new...

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Aquatic Weed Control: Spring Maintainence For A Healthy Pond

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Ponds can be essential for watering animals, irrigating lawns and gardens, and for water recreation. Some aquatic vegetation can be beneficial to a pond, as fish and wildlife habitat or structural support to avoid erosion. When left unattended aquatic vegetation can get out of hand, limiting fish movement, reducing recreational activity and limiting the ability to irrigate. A of 2-3 feet will reduce sunlight penetration to the bottom. Without sunlight, weeds struggle to grow. To maintain shoreline, avoid allowing livestock access to the pond. This will prevent banks from being trampled and animal waste from entering the pond. Animal waste...

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