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Author(s):Pifer, Ron
Author Affiliation:B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Duke University; M.A. Environmental Biology, University of Colorado
Title:Ecological controls for healthy ponds
Source:The Perfect Lie. Vol. 22, No. 3, August 1998, p. 4, 6-8.
# of Pages:4
Publishing Information:Shelby, MT: Peaks & Prairies Golf Course Superintendents Association
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Ponds; Best management practices; Biological control organisms; Algae; Oxygen; Dyes; Aeration; Chemical control; Bacteria; Decision-making; Fish; Fertilizer residues
Abstract/Contents:Presents steps to ensure an ecological approach to pond management. Steps include: Restrict or reduce the source of nutrients entering your pond, employ biological controls to keep the pond in ecological balance and maintain its long-term health, use mechanical measures to maintain high oxygen levels, use sun screens or tinting dyes, and physically remove and dispose of any remaining algae. Also discusses the importance of proper application of algaecides to avoid fish deaths and water toxicity. Describes the benefits of adding bacteria to the water that will feed on nutrients used by algae. Provides detailed steps on introducing bacteria as a means of starving algae out. Also describes using fish management to help eliminate algae. Mentions the Israeli Carp, Tilapia, and White Amur as suggestions for fish management.
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Pifer, R. 1998. Ecological controls for healthy ponds. Perfect Lie. 22(3):p. 4, 6-8.
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