Information on pond management and aquatic plants, including identification, chemical or biological control of aquatic plants and harmful algae blooms. Tips on invasive species, such as European water chestnut, pondweeds, filamentous algae.
Joe Gallagher from Ecological Solutions, Inc., presents information on methods to control nuisance algae and aquatic plant growth.
Penn State Extension Water Resources Educator, Susan Boser, talks about how to control aquatic plants and algae.
This DVD highlights the benefits of aquatic plants and algae along with suitable strategies to control excessive growth when it occurs.
During the warm weather months, Extension Educators help identify nuisance pond plants and offer advice on eliminating them from the pond.
Manage nuisance pond plant and algae growth. Learn about measurements, plant identification and control methods using an integrated pest management approach.
Diane Oleson, M.S.
The European Water chestnut has nothing to do with the edible variety. It is a rooted aquatic plant that can dominate ponds, shallow lakes, and rivers.
Algae is one of the most common problems reported by pond owners. Of greatest concern are blooms caused by microscopic blue-green algae which can produce toxins.
If you use any aquatic herbicide on your pond to control algae or aquatic plants, you must first obtain a state permit.