Water Quality/Nutrient Remediation

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Nutrient Loading May be Fueling Toxic Algae in Your Community

June 24th, 2020

Written by industry expert Marc Bellaud, President Is it alarmist to refer to nutrient loading as a growing dilemma that is threatening our waterways? Not if you work in the lake and pond management industry or have a passion for preserving our aquatic resources. As an Aquatic Biologist who has managed water resources for more […]

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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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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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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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Benefits of Professional, In-House Water Quality Testing Labs

December 10th, 2019

Written by Sam Sardes, Laboratory Manager and Weed Science Director If you were sick, would you perform an at-home blood test or would you count on an experienced medical professional? Most of us would choose the expertise of a doctor or nurse. Water quality testing should be viewed in the same vein. Picturesque lakes and […]

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Fisheries Management: Water Quality Woes

November 25th, 2019

AS SEEN IN Pond Boss: Written by Fisheries Biologist David Beasley One of the most amazing attributes of water is its ability to provide people with a sense of happiness. Regardless of upbringing, nearly all of us have something to gain in life by having access to a recreational lake or pond. Some people find […]

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The Pond Management “Do-It-Yourself” Dilemma

October 15th, 2019

Written by Industry Expert Gavin Ferris, Ecologist  Pond management experts are rarely asked to visit a lake or stormwater pond that is in good health. Though it is not a responsible practice, many property managers don’t call us until significant water quality problems have already appeared. I remember the first pond I was called to […]

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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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7 Tips to Help Protect Your Family & Pets From Dangerous Toxic Algae

August 13th, 2019

Over the weekend, there were several cases reported of dogs passing away after swimming in lakes and ponds containing toxic algae. Though public knowledge about Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) is increasing, many remain unaware of the dangerous effects HABs can have on pets, wildlife and humans. Common experiences include skin rashes, liver and kidney toxicity, nervous […]

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