Pond After Treatment
Algae becomes a nuisance in ponds, streams and lakes when favorable conditions arise. These conditions include warm, quiesscent (calm water), and nutrient rich water.
There are cultural controls that can and should be done to disrupt these conditions and they include:
- proper pond construction
- elimination of fertilizers and manure run-off into ponds
- circulation and areation of the pond.
Chemical controls include using algaecides which are usually copper based materials. It is very important to follow all label instructions. Applying too much material at one time can create an oxygen starved condition known as anaerobic and this will kill any fish existing in the pond. Excessive copper in the environment may also have adverse long term effects on the ecosystem.
For the proper selection of material and a free site evaluation contact All Seasons Weed Control Inc.