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Old 07-26-2003, 10:54 PM
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swamp thing

anyone do alagecide/aquatic weed control? in my market at least they wnat the ponds clear. currently my full time job working for the 20 something larges landscape we will spend one day doing ponds every two weeks. just wonder if any of you do them???

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Old 07-27-2003, 01:28 PM
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Try Aquashade. It works OK for me, but I would like something a little better than it. Rate I think is 1 gallon to a half acre at a 4 foot depth.... Does anyone know of better product than this stuff?
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Old 07-27-2003, 07:06 PM
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Aquashade is good, once you get the algae cleared out. Try Cutrine-Plus to clean up the algae, then treat with Aquashade. This is my last year with pond treatments. Too much paperwork and red tape with DEQ regulations/permits.
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Old 07-27-2003, 10:53 PM
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Whats a good aquatic pesticide for duck weed on a pond surface?
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Old 07-27-2003, 10:57 PM
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Reward works really well for duckweed. It's made by Zeneca.
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Old 07-28-2003, 08:24 AM
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Old 07-29-2003, 09:32 PM
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Aquashade is good, once you get the algae cleared out. Try Cutrine-Plus to clean up the algae, then treat with Aquashade. This is my last year with pond treatments. Too much paperwork and red tape with DEQ regulations/permits.
What type of paper work. the Co i workfor right now dosent even post that we spary the ponds. might be a bad thing my boss cant tell the difference between the alage. if it can be cured my aquathol or cutrine he dosent know.
i want to get in to pond control so i just want to see if there was a market in it
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Old 07-29-2003, 10:02 PM
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lawnboyil - In Michigan, if a pond has an overflow or a point of overflow, that goes into a ditch, storm sewer, or another body of water, you need to get a permit from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) before applying any chemical. This means pretty much any pond. You need to apply several months in advance for these permits.

You need to submit a map of the body of water, the legal name and description of property, complete with the areas of infestation, your methods of control, and the chemical(s) that you wish to apply. This has to be submitted in triplicate. Also, ponds need to be posted with approved signage.

After the season, you have to submit a report as to how your chemical treatments worked, fish kills (if any), and type of aquatic plants controlled.

Also, you need an Aquatic license and yes, there is a demand for this kind of work since many of us are giving up on this paperwork nightmare.
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Old 08-04-2003, 10:14 PM
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I tried Aquascapes SAB, YOU should too!!! It kills it all NATURALY and you dont need no stupid permit either becasue it aint no chemical!! SOOOOOOOOOO much eaiser!
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Old 08-04-2003, 10:43 PM
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I tried Aquascapes SAB, YOU should too!!! It kills it all NATURALY and you dont need no stupid permit either becasue it aint no chemical!! SOOOOOOOOOO much eaiser!
Are you controlling a pest?

Yup need a license here for it and it has it's own catagory.

If it kills or controls you need it naturally or not.

For your own pond you may not but for hire you do.
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