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How to Get Rid of Lake Weeds

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  It is common for all lakes and pond to have a few weeds and algae. These organic materials are even beneficial for the fish and the aquatic ecosystem up to an extent. For instance, fish can feed on the organic material including aquatic weed. But it is important to keep the weed/algae population in control so that it does not limit sunrays or uses up all the dissolved oxygen of the lake. For better weed and aquatic algae control, it is also important to have a proactive approach. Once the population of these undesired species is firmly established, they...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 3 Ways To Kill Bulrush

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Bulrush (scripus) is an emersed, perennial, grass-like weed that grows in shallow water. Bulrush grows up to 10 feet tall in colonies from rhizomes. A leafless stem can be triangular or round and comes to a point at the tip. Loose clusters of brown flowers and seeds gather just below the tip. There is no known biological control option. Control methods: 1) Weed raking and weed cutting is an option for seed and root reduction. This method can be difficult because new weeds can sprout from seeds and root fragments left behind. 2) Aquacide Pellets are a systemic aquatic herbicide that is best...

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Weeding Out the Weeds on Santee Cooper Lakes

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They say bad luck comes in threes, and that is the case on the Santee Cooper lakes this year. A trio of invasive weeds, including one still so new that the state hasn’t officially declared it such, has literally taken root and continues to hold on despite the best efforts of Santee Cooper’s analytical and biological sciences department. Invasive weeds are not new to Lake Moultrie or Lake Marion. But they are pervasive. This year is the 30th anniversary of hydrilla first being spotted in the system, in Lake Marion near Rimini. By 1994 it covered almost 45,000 acres of...

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Lake Weed Killer: Watershield Control

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Here is another recent email question from one of our customers regarding the treatment of Q: I have an approx. 60 yard by 80 yard pond that I would like to clean up.  The past six years I have struggled with  The majority of it is covered with only the center fifteen yard by twenty yard area is not covered yet and actually has not three years.  The gel has not started to form on the vines as of yet.  What I am concerned about is, does the entire pond have to be covered?  If I stand on the bank...

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Aquatic Herbicides: An Annual Application Recommendation for Killing Weeds

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Question five in the Q+A Series deals with the recommended timing and annual schedule of aquatic weed control products for killing weeds, algae control, and a lake muck removal application.  Keep in mind each individual case is different.  Many situations will only call for one or possibly two of these applications, or possibly something all together separate from these three. Question #5- What would be my application schedule for this?  When do we begin?  How often? When do we stop?  In other words, what could I put on my yearly calendar to remind me to do this each year?  (Feel free to refer back to...

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