Aquatic Plants

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.

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Fish ponds provide can aesthetic beauty, wildlife habitat, fishing, swimming, as well as water for livestock, irrigation, or fire protection.
Management of Fish Ponds in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles

Management of Fish Ponds in Pennsylvania

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Are you building a new pond on your property? Do you already have a pond that you use for swimming, irrigation, fishing, or other activities? More
Figure 1. Typical calcitic limestone sand used for direct application to streams.
Limestone Sand: Pros and Cons - Articles Articles

Limestone Sand: Pros and Cons

Bryan Swistock, William Sharpe, Ph.D.

Limestone sand has come into wide use in the treatment of waters acidified by acid rain or acid mine drainage. More