Aquatic Weeds and Algae


Debunking Common Aquatic Herbicide Misconceptions: Glyphosate

June 19th, 2020

  Written by industry expert Shannon Junior, Aquatic Ecologist and Senior Business Development Consultant One of the most common questions asked by clients is whether the products that we use to control aquatic weeds and algae in their waterbodies are “safe.” These concerns have become considerably more widespread in light of the recent controversies surrounding […]

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6 Tips to Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species

June 11th, 2020

With increased travel and recreation each summer comes the rise of invasive species. Invasive species are plants and wildlife that were introduced to an area that is outside of their natural range of dispersal. Though these invaders are not inherently bad, the general lack of natural competition or predators in our lakes, ponds and wetlands […]

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6 Tips to Protect Your Community from Deadly Toxic Algae

April 16th, 2020

Though coronavirus currently dominates news headlines, another dangerous threat is growing. Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) become more abundant in our community lakes, ponds and drinking water reservoirs each year as temperatures rise over the spring and summer. In addition to causing skin rashes, liver and kidney damage, nervous system problems, and respiratory complications, the toxins […]

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The Benefits of Utilizing Grass Carp in Your Lake Management Plan

April 8th, 2020

Written by Aaron Cushing, Wildlife and Fisheries Biologist, Environmental Scientist As professionals in the lake and pond management industry, we view ourselves as the caretakers of our freshwater resources. As such, we continually seek ways to improve and create Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs that preserve those valuable ecosystems. If an improvement can be made […]

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Case Study: Managing Invasive Watermilfoil in Reservoir

March 10th, 2020

Written by Noel Browning, Aquatic Biologist A Central Colorado town about 25 miles north of Denver has experienced rapid population growth over the past decade. A large 30 surface acre drinking water storage reservoir serves the growing population of more than 25,000 people. The lake is classified as a “no contact” waterbody, which prohibits swimming, […]

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SOLitude and BioSafe Systems Improve Pond with Organic Management Tool

March 3rd, 2020

A Florida community in the Greater Tampa area is home to a bird rookery, giving it an up close look at the unique species that call the property home. Wood storks, great egrets, snowy egrets, great blue herons and white ibis are enjoyed by residents and local bird watchers alike. However, this exciting window into […]

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Case Study: Eradicating Invasive Floating Heart with ProcellaCOR

January 14th, 2020

Controlling nuisance weeds and invasive pond plants can be challenging and, in many cases, herbicides are the most effective long-term solution. When properly applied by licensed professionals, EPA-registered herbicides can be invaluable tools for safe, fast and cost-effective aquatic plant management. A community was grateful for a new highly-selective herbicide option called ProcellaCOR after struggling […]

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Top 10 Pond Management Articles of 2019… Hint, #1 is Slimy & Toxic!

January 7th, 2020

That’s a wrap! What a year it has been. In honor of the new year, we gathered all of our educational articles and picked the top 10 most-viewed of 2019. Read our most popular articles covering toxic algae, aquatic weed control, fisheries and wildlife management and new innovations and technologies. 10. What We Can Learn […]

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Harvesting, Hydro-raking, or Dredging… Which Solution Is Best?

September 29th, 2019

Rarely is there one specific remedy for the restoration of a waterbody. Restoration often requires a multi-year management program encompassing a combination of aquatic management tools and techniques, such as herbicide and algaecide treatments, nutrient remediation, aeration, and biological augmentation. Mechanical plant and sediment removal is an additional management method that may be incorporated into […]

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New Innovative Solutions in Your Lake Manager’s ‘Toolbox’

September 19th, 2019

AS SEEN IN Turf Magazine: Written by Shannon Junior, Ecologist Herbicides and algaecides have traditionally been used to maintain balanced ecosystems in lakes and ponds—but wouldn’t it be exciting if there was a new technology or process that could totally revolutionize the way we approach environmental problems in our communities? Industry leaders have long understood […]

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