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#567955 06/17/24 07:22 AM
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Good Morning All - I have a half acre pond in northeast Iowa that sprouted some new vegetation this year that I'd like to identify and get rid of. The pond was quite low last year due to drought and this stuff popped up. It's quite stringy and not like normal pond scum that I have been able to control with cutrine pellets. The stuff that has washed up on the shore almost looks like grass clippings but obviously is not. If anyone has an idea what this is and how to get rid of it, the help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Looks like FA or String Algae to me (Rookie). Likely caused by some excess nutrients in the pond.

The water in the pic looks really clear. Any idea what your visible water depth is and how are your pond plants doing?


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I am on top of a hill but my pond is spring fed so the water is really clear. I have had algae before and took care of it with cutrine pellets. I was wondering if it was small pond weed because they are individual stems/leaves. I found this out by dragging a pound behind my fish hook. I will try to get some better pics tonight. Thank you!

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Originally Posted by cwright72
I am on top of a hill but my pond is spring fed so the water is really clear. I have had algae before and took care of it with cutrine pellets. I was wondering if it was small pond weed because they are individual stems/leaves. I found this out by dragging a pound behind my fish hook. I will try to get some better pics tonight. Thank you!


https://aquaplant.tamu.edu/plant-identification/category-submerge-plants/


While you may not get the ID 100% correct, typically plants that look very similar are all controlled or affected by the same herbicides. As a general rule of thumb but that's not 100% correct across the board 100% of the time.


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