Cory Zickert, WLPR Owner and Senior Aquatic Manager

May 10, 2010

Thanks to all the people that roughed the weather for pond days. We had a great turn out and enjoyed discussing “pond scum” with all of you.
We are well underway for treating Curly-leaf pondweed. Eurasian watermilfoil has been detected at various stages, but treatments have been minimal at this point. There have been very little sago pondweed treatments so far. Those treatments should be done in the next few weeks.

Right now pond owners should be concentrating on applying enzymes to the pond or starting to inject them via their metering pumps. Pond dyes should have already been added, but if not do that soon. Phosphate reduction tools should be in place by the end of this month. Keep on top of algae blooms by applying granular algaecides to the subsurface algae. Also, you should be applying the granular algaecide to Chara if that is part of your management goal. Early season treatments are most effective for season long control.

A lot of activity will be going on in the pond during the month of May, so management is pretty busy. Good luck!