What is Methylated Seed Oil and How Does it Work?

The control of weedy and invasive plants is a battle that is fought by many managers of terrestrial and aquatic habitats. This battle must be waged to prevent the proliferation and establishment of weedy and invasive plants that lower the potential of a variety of habitats. In addition, uncontrolled weedy and invasive plants can impact […]

How to Effectively Control Algae Growth in Ponds

A common occurrence in many ponds across most of the United States during the summer months is the growth of algae. Algae growth gives water bodies a green appearance which, when closely examined turns out to be mats of plants floating on the surface of the water. Often referred to as ‘scum’, the growth of […]

How to Successfully Control Aquatic Weeds in Lakes and Ponds

One of the most challenging tasks in managing lakes and ponds is the control of unwanted vegetation. Each year in spring and into summer, vegetation management will be the most important task for anyone managing lakes and ponds. Summer is also when recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, and boating take place on lakes and […]

Aquatic Herbicides and Surfactants: What they are and how they are used

Freshwater ecosystems are a vital resource for all forms of life on Earth. Consisting of lakes ponds, rivers, streams, springs, bogs, and wetlands, freshwater ecosystems provide essential resources that allow plant and animal species to thrive. Therefore, we must protect freshwater ecosystems at all costs from possible threats. One major threat is weedy and invasive […]