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how do i get rid of or control waterweed,skunkweed,
without killing all of the vegitation in my so be it
small pond.
its gettin kind of thick, getting difficult to jump off
the dock without comin out lookin like a green
swamp monster.
it sure would be a little easier if you could just shoot
it like ya do with cats.
:sniper:stupid weed.
 

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Igor..
Emerged vegetation can be controlled with an application of Rodeo herbicide
fairly cheaply depending on the size of your pond.

Submerged aquatic vegetation can be controlled with Sonar (fluridone) but is expensive. Copper formulations such as cutrine
are typical filamentous algaecides and are moderately effective at species such as hydrilla sp.
but care should be taken not to kill too much vegetation
in one application as the decaying material will reduce the amt of DO or dissolved oxygen and can result in hypoxia which is deadly to fish.
Plenty of resources on the web and please research before application. :)
 

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the pond is about 1/2 acre.
introduced the weed in question myself with a cast net from another body of water.
where i threw the net it is thick, and a lot of it could be pulled.
is sonar a restricted use herbicide?
wanna picture? it is a submerged plant, but man they are getting tall, three feet
at least.

and crazeeee woman,
i would but it would scare people, lookin like arnold and all.
 

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Originally posted by igor
the pond is about 1/2 acre.
introduced the weed in question myself with a cast net from another body of water.
where i threw the net it is thick, and a lot of it could be pulled.
is sonar a restricted use herbicide?
wanna picture? it is a submerged plant, but man they are getting tall, three feet
at least.

and crazeeee woman,
i would but it would scare people, lookin like arnold and all.
Last I knew Sonar is not a ru herbicide...

I'll say again, beings that your pond is a bit small...
Do not try to control all vegetation at once unless you want fish kill..
Dunno if you have fish anyways but just be careful.
Woodust might chime in here as well... but that would be my rec.
 

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Id second the Cutrine...BUT...You need to wait till next spring at this point....apply it about the end of Turkey season....I use 1/2 gallon to cover 150 yards of shoreline spraying about 20 feet of water (from shore line out 20 feet)....then plan to re apply anytime you see a new flush come on...and DO NOT wait till its big robust and Nice....Cutrine works great, safe and cheap but it wont work well if the plants have any size to them.


Sonar is a superior product for specific species...its not a herbicide..its a growth regulator and Im not sure we ja=hve the spectrum of plants or the issues that support its cost....SePro is the maker and they have a great website for more info on it.


Rodeo works awesome on cattails...



Oh.... if you get enough slime on you, you may have a self conforming Ghillie suit for bow season....see there may be a use for the crud after all.....
 
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