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    Managing Duckweed at Texas Fishery
    Aquatic Weed and Algae Control Case Study

    Location and Acreage:
    Winnsboro, TX | .4-Acres

    Project Timeframe: 
    Spring 2017

    Project Manager:
    Stan Smith, Fisheries Biologist

    Key Staff:
    Jason Regester, Aquatic Specialist

    Site Description:
    This client strives to be a premier Trophy Bass Fishery located in Winnsboro, Texas. They have several brood ponds located on-site that are used for growing forage fish. Brood Pond #2 is a 4-acre pond dedicated to raising Coppernose Bluegill and Tilapia Mozambique for use in ‘Big Lake’.

    Duckweed Infested Lake    Results of Duckweed Treatment

    Scope of Work:
    The second pond on the property was treated for Duckweed. This pond needed to be as weed-free as possible so that maximum forage fish production can be achieved.

    Project Description:
    To surface spray (2.5-acre treatment) the Duckweed using contact EPA registered aquatic herbicides. In previous years this pond has continued to stay relatively weed-free however, the warm early spring weather had an opposite effect on this year.

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