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    Duckweed Invasion at North Carolina Pond
    Annual Management Program Case Study

    Location and Acreage:
    Clemmons, NC | 12-Acres

    Project Timeframe: 

    Project Manager:
    Trent Nelson, Business Development Consultant

    Site Description:
    In 2015, this client was in the process of purchasing a large private property in Clemmons, NC that had a 12-acre pond on it. The pond was covered with duckweed and they reached out to SOLitude to explore treatment options prior to even purchasing the property. Once the property was purchased in 2016, the client called us to begin treatments in the late summer and early fall.

    Scope of Work:
    Treatment was performed as part of an overall Annual Management Program for the pond. The success of the treatment allowed us to keep costs down over the course of the year.

    Duckweed Covering Pond    Restored Water Quality After Duckweed Treatment

    Project Description:
    We chose to use low does systemic herbicide for the initial treatment. We then followed up with another environmentally sensitive aquatic product after discussions regarding high amounts of organic sediment reducing the efficacy of the product’s release and the deep-water depths and possible stratification not allowing the product to reach the water surface. Treatments proved effective and the duckweed continued to desiccate into the winter of 2015 and has not been a problem since. Now that we have this client’s pond on an annual maintenance client we have not seen a regrowth of duckweed and with the combination of submersed aeration the pond remains in pristine condition.

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