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Aquatic Weed Killer Allowed On Cotton

Published by Tom Markoe on November 14, 2013 0 Comments

Aquatic Weed Killer For Cotton

WASHINGTON (CN) - The Environmental Protection Agency is allowing Arkansas cotton growers to use fluridone on cotton through 2014, to avoid an expected 25 percent crop loss from aggressive weeds resistant to

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Beware of West Nile Virus

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 14, 2013 0 Comments

Beware of West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus was first identified in 1937 in Uganda in eastern Africa.  It was first discovered in the United States in the summer of 1999 in New York.  The virus has not spread throughout the entire United States.

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Aquatic Weed Control: Beware of Blue-Green Algae!

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Blue Green Algae Control

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...

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Thousands of Fish Die as Heat Rises & Algae Blooms

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Fish Die Due to Heat Rises & Algae Blooms

While many people jump in the lake to keep cool, living life underwater isn’t always enough to protect fish from the heat.

Many people throughout the US have noticed fish struggling at the...

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Eel Grass | Tape Grass | Wild Celery Control

Published by Tom Markoe on November 14, 2013 1 Comment

Wild Celery Control

Eel Grass, Tape Grass and Wild Celery are three different names for the same plant. It has proven to be a very difficult plant to control. We have found a product called Harpoon. It is not labeled for control of Eel Grass, but appears to work well...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 3 Options for Bushy Pondweed aka Southern Naiad or Brittle Naiad Control

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 14, 2013 0 Comments

One of the most common submersed lake weeds is Bushy Pondweed.  Bushy Pondweed is a rooted native weed that grows up from the pond bottom.  It has thread-like narrow leaves oppositely arranged on slender, sparsely branched stems.  Lake weed identification can be made by the microscopic teeth along the leafs edge.  Bushy Pondweed leaves are also slightly broader at the base than tip.  This water weed can be found growing in depths of 10 feet or more.

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Clean Lake: 6 Tips to Reduce Phosphorus in Your Lake

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 14, 2013 0 Comments

What could squeaky clean dishes and shockingly green lakes have in common?

Phosphorus!  Phosphorus has noteworthy connections to both dishwasher detergents and excessive algae growth.  In detergents, it binds with minerals, allowing for more effective washing.  Headlines in the 1960’s suggesting that Lake...

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Swimmers Itch: 8 Questions & Controlling It In Lakes & Ponds

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swimmers itch treatment

What is Swimmers Itch?

Swimmers Itch (also known as Cercarial dermatitis, Lake Itch and Duck Itch) is an itchy rash that is caused by a certain type of parasite (shistosomes) that live in freshwater snails...

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Healthy Pond: I Have "Jelly Balls" In My Pond!

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Jelly Balls For Healthy Pond
"Jelly Balls" are not found in every are more common than most people realize.  These gelatinous balls to rocks or sticks on the pond can break loose and float on the water surface....

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Aquatic Weed Control: Three Ways To Get Rid of Common Cattails

Published by Tom Markoe on November 14, 2013 0 Comments

 Get Rid of Common Cattails
It is generally not a good rule of thumb to place any type of aquatic vegetation into a private lake or pond.  However, Common Cattails are one of the species that...

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