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Great article by Dave Beasley in the new PB issue. Good discussion piece - suggest everyone read it.

Thinking Past the Obvious


"Waterbodies are complex, and as one variable shifts it influences another, which influences another."


"Unfortunately for pond owners, issues viewed as problems are actually symptoms of the real problem."



Dave has an outstanding take on peer reviewed study results (single objective) in a controlled/measured situation vs the complexity of a pond system with many ongoing active variables. His point - " The complexity of ecosystems and their influence from a large number of variables do not lend itself well to peer-reviewable scientific conclusions." The reason (my words) is studies generally focus on a singular controlled objective and drawing straight line conclusions from them to ponds is overly simplistic and often incorrect. That is where science, experience and the Art of Pond Management come into play.

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Outstanding post. The stark difference between my forage pond bloom (viz usually around 10 inches) and my main BOW (rarely less than 36 inches, averaging around 42), shows that even with virtually identical soil & location, things are NOT the same. You gotta see what's going on in a granular way, applying the "rules" as they fit your situation.

Given what's going on with my large pond, I'm gonna fertilize more aggressively and more persistently. Obviously I'm nowhere near carrying capacity. Maybe feed more as well, though that will depend on how the fish react.


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Eric,
Outstanding Post!
You've nailed it! Beasley's article goes straight to that point. As a matter of fact, this will be my topic in the Pond Boss Facebook Live Broadcast in about 30 minutes. Tune in and watch, 6:3-7:30 cst on the Pond Boss FB page. If you can't catch it live, it will be published on that page and LeighAnn will post it to YouTube when she gets to it.

I'll discuss this topic in depth.

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Great discussion tonight, Bob. I'm slowly learning that while there are general principles, their specific application varies with the BOW. Even from year to year or month to month!


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So right ! As Bill and Dave have said for years "it all depends" !


Learn the basic science concepts , learn about your water (experience) and those of other owners, gather and keep track of your facts (events , circumstances , measurements and observations).Then formulate a plan to accomplish your goals and or changing goals.

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