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Aquatic Weed Control: 2 Ways To Remove Brazilian Elodea

Published by Tom Markoe on November 14, 2013 0 Comments

Brazilian Elodea Control

Brazilian Elodea (egeria densa) was introduced to this country about 100 years ago.  It was an attractive oxygen producing plant primarily sold as an aquarium plant.  It can now be found in 40 States including Hawaii.

It is an...

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Aquatic Weed Control: 5 Chemical options for algae removal

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 14, 2013 0 Comments

 Aquatic Weed Control Products

When algae becomes overabundant it can lower the recreational and aesthetic qualities in a pond or lake.  It can also alter some of the natural pond qualities such as fish habitat.  The following chemical options can be used for...

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Lake Weed Control: Q&A Shoreline Clean-up

Published by Tom Markoe on November 06, 2013 0 Comments

Lake Weed Control

A customer recently contacted us regarding lake weed control. Below is his question and our response.

Question:

I live on a fresh water lake, our beach is sand covered with a little mud.   It’s a gradual slope out about 200’ to a depth...

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Asian Carp Threaten Our Environment

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 06, 2013 0 Comments

Asian Carp

THAD COOK HAD BEEN WORKING as a biologist on the Illinois River, a few hours south of Chicago, for nearly a decade when his boat began to fall apart. The depth finder busted first, followed by the radio, the generator, and finally...

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Lake Weed Killer: Watershield Control

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 06, 2013 0 Comments

Watershield Control

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...

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Pond Care : Fertilize or Not to Fertilize?

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 06, 2013 0 Comments

Phytoplankton Algae Control

Fertilization is done to improve the quality of fish growth.  In the United States, fertilization has been used extensively since 1925 as a means for increasing pond productivity.

Applying proper pond fertilizer to a lake has the same effect as fertilizing...

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Bald Eagle Deaths Linked to Invasive Lake Weeds

Published by Tom Markoe on November 06, 2013 0 Comments

Bald Eagle Deaths

Augusta, GA (AP) - Eight bald eagles found dead a lake near the Georgia - South Carolina border died of a disease linked to an invasive weed, authorities have determined.

The deaths, which occurred...

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Milfoil Control and Aquatic Herbicides Safety

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 06, 2013 0 Comments

Milfoil control
A customer recently contacted us regarding the control of Milfoil, Parrot Feather and Water Primrose.  Below is his question and a response.

Q:  Hi,...

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Aquatic Herbicides: An Annual Application Recommendation for Killing Weeds

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 06, 2013 0 Comments

Aquatic Herbicides

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...

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Aquatic Weed Control: It’s March and Bladderwort is Back!

Published by Jamie Markoe on November 06, 2013 0 Comments

Bladderwort

Bladderwort is a free floating pond weed that lacks a root system but does have a yellow flower on an erect stem above the water.   Submersed leaves are whorled with 4-10 lateral leaves that fork often giving them a very delicate capillary...

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