Updated: November 28, 2022
By Bryan Butler

Algae Control with Barley Straw

Algal growth during the spring and summer in farm ponds, lakes and reservoirs can pose a number of problems: in ponds used for irrigation, for example, algae can clog pumps, block filters and cause odor problems; they can also be very unsightly. But algae can also bloom in winter - that is the case, for example, for the city of Cumberland reservoirs. In fact, some of the greatest challenges managers of reservoirs must face come in the cooler months.

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