Over time, you’ve expressed a need for more easy-to-use tips and systems for pond health since most ponds require remote power access. We know you’re smart and want the most affordable, effective methods for keeping your ponds clear and usable for livestock, etc.
Grass Carp to Control Weeds
Grass carp provide a non-chemical method of aquatic weed control – they are a member of the minnow family. These fish are known as white amur (Ctenopharyngodon
Grass carp cannot reproduce in ponds and lakes, making them the ideal control agent. Typically, they are most effective in consuming and controlling pond weeds until they reach the age of eight. Depending on the number of fish introduced, a significant reduction in nuisance plants is not noticeable until the grass carp’s second
To read more about harvesting the fish and determining the number for stocking your pond, please see this downloadable PDF from the Missouri Department of Conservation.
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