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Q & A - Do You Sell a Product for Salvinia Control?

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Q & A - Started Getting Duckweed Last Year - Suggestions?

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A customer recently contacted us regarding weeds. Below is the question and our response. Question: Was given your company name by a previous customer of yours. I have a ¾ acre pond with max depth of about 20 feet. Started getting Duckweed last year with complete cover by late summer. This year already really bad and about ½ covered. Suggestions, costs and application instructions appreciated. I also have filamentous Algae but typically am able to control it with copper sulfate. Some weeds, but quite honestly they provide great breeding grounds and cover for fish. Thanks. SC, Caseyville, IL Answer: Fluridone Liquid...

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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: 4 Ways To Kill Bladderwort

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Bladderwort is a free-floating, fresh water, carnivorous lake weed with over 200 species located throughout the world. Bladderwort is usually found in quiet, shallow, bog-like acidic waters. The main stem has 4-10 delicately branched lateral leaves that give it a very lacy appearance. The main part of the weed lies beneath the surface and will go unnoticed until it rises to the surface in the late Spring early Summer. Once at the water surface the weed sends up small attractive yellow flower. This flower has lip-like petals that resemble Snapdragons. Bladderwort is named for its tiny bladder-like structures located throughout its branched...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 4 Ways to Kill Bushy Pondweed

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One of the most common submersed lake weeds is Bushy Pondweed. Bushy Pondweed is an annual weed that grows from the pond bottom. It has thread-like narrow leaves ½” long and oppositely arranged, or whorled in groups of 3 on slender sparsely branched stems. Lake weed identification can be made by the microscopic teeth along the leaves edge. Single seeds are found at the leaf base. This water weed can be found growing in depths of 10 feet or more. Bushy Pondweed reproduces from seed and fragmentation (tiny pieces of water weed that re-root). It grows in any pond or...

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