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Eddie’s Corner: Weed Control in Ponds

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent, June 2105

Aquatic WeedsI’ve gotten several calls lately about weeds in ponds. Aquatic weeds are undesirable in sport fishing ponds for several reasons. They provide cover for small bream, which results in overcrowding. Weeds also use nutrients and prevent proper bloom development. They can become so abundant that boat traffic or fishing becomes difficult. Extensive weed coverage reduces dissolved oxygen levels during warm, cloudy weather.  Continue reading