Outline Leaks Water Quality Muddy water, fish kills, animals Common Plants and Algae and Control Control Methods Grass Carp Barley Straw Update Fish Topics Common species, trout, fish kills Miscellaneous Problems Canada Geese, muddy water New Resources Pond Leaks
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Chara – hardwater areas, encrusted, usually beneficial except in some shallow ponds
Filamentous Algae – many species
Common problem, very dense growth
Watermilfoil – reddish, fragments, feather-like leaves
Elodea – dense, common in northern PA ponds, aquarium plant, good habitat
Bladderwort – tiny oval bladders, may float, found in cold, acidic ponds, yellow or purple flowers
Purple Loosestrife – problem exotic plant in much of PA, Rodeo effective
Watershield – common in acidic ponds, underside of leaf is purple with gelatinous film, dull red or purple flowers, spreads quickly, BIG problem, Rodeo or 2,4-D product
These are BIG problems in PA, especially stagnant ponds, Sonar best herbicide ($$)