Aquacide Blog — Cutrine Plus

Aquatic Weed Control: 4 Ways to Kill Chara

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Chara (Starwort or skunkweed) is a light green form of algae.  It has around 6 spike-like branches whorled around each node. Chara is often confused for Coontail, a rooted weed. It has no flower, stays submerged and never rises above the water surface. Mid-season, as it matures, Chara will have a crunchy or gritty texture due to calcium carbonate deposits on the leaves. When crushed, Chara has a musty odor. Chara will keep bottom sediment from erosion. It is important fish habitat and food for small aquatic animals, ducks, trout, bluegills and bass. It grows rapidly and can easily take...

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Q & A - How to Control Algae in a Trout Pond

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A customer recently contacted us regarding algae. Below is the question and our response. Question: I have an 8,000 to 10,000 square foot pond with an average depth of 3-4 feet. It supports three species of trout. The water normally darkens from suspended algae each year when it warms. In addition to that, this year we have brown suspended algae in the water for the first time. What and how much do you recommend to resolve the algae problem without hurting the trout. DM, Fairlee, VT Answer: Cutrine-Plus Liquid is a fast-acting algaecide that will control most varieties of algae it...

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Water Flow Affects on Pond Muck and Aquatic Herbicide Treatments

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A customer recently contacted us regarding algae, pond muck & weed control. Below is the question and our response. Question: I have an old pond that has been unattended for years. It is between 1 and 1.5 acres with reed grass/grass family and algae. I am removing some of the pond muck and mud and creating sharper walls. My question is that this pond has a small spring –fed stream flowing in and out. How does the flowing water affect the treatment for weeds and pond muck / mud? DB, Winston-Salem, NC Answer: Flowing water may help to reduce the nutrient...

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Lake Weed Control: The Attack of Giant Salvinia

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Just like the 1958 science fiction classic movie “The Blob”, Giant Salvinia burst onto the scene in the United States, becoming one of the world’s worst invasive aquatic plants.  In 1998 Giant Salvinia was recognized as a U.S. problem when eradication was resisted near Houston, Texas. Giant Salvinia has an “explosive” growth rate and can easily double in size in just a few days. Native to Southern Brazil, Giant Salvinia is now found in India, South East Asia, Africa, New Guinea, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, New Zealand and a host of other countries including the United States. Biologists believe Giant Salvinia was...

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Aquatic Weed Control: Beware of Blue-Green Algae!

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Hot weather prompted the DNR to warn lake goers about the potential dangers of blue-green algae. While it is not uncommon to see algae blooms in the lake area in late summer, recent hot weather has prompted a warning.  Blue-green algae tends to show up in small, shallow, mucky ponds.  It looks exactly like its name; “blue-green” scum that resembles pea soup or spilled paint on the water surface.  It also has a strong, unpleasant, swampy odor.  It can erupt suddenly and be deadly. Ninety-nine percent of green algae are harmless; a nuisance and ugly, but harmless and not ALL...

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