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Algae Control Using Barley Straw
.75 MB PDF
  • Types to Use
  • How, Where, and When to Apply Straw
  • How Barley Straw Works
Aquatic Plants Table
.1 MB PDF
  • Plant Group
  • Value of Plant to the Pond
  • Problems that may Arise
Aquatic Weeds Table
.1 MB PDF
  • Plant Group
  • Water Depths
  • Mechanical Control Techniques
Aquatic Weed Management
1 MB PDF
  • Types of Weeds
  • Prevention
  • Mechanical Methods
  • Herbicides
Barley Straw Suppliers:
  • Fred Lee (716) 457-9492
  • Jerome Kostanciak - (716) 542-9139
  • Bruce Luno - (716) 592-4460
  • Alfred Owen - (716) 542-5352
  • John and Ruth Phillips - (716) 681-9697
  • Jason Kehl (585) 535-7314
  • Beckens Farm (Nia Co.) - (716) 731-3329
Factsheet on Burrowing Animals
1 MB PDF
  • Beaver
  • Groundhog
  • Muskrat
  • Hunting and Trapping Regulations
Factsheet on Dam Inspections
1.2 MB PDF
  • What to Look For
  • Keeping Records
  • Inspection Checklist
Factsheet on Erosion Control for Dams
.8 MB PDF
  • Problems with Trees and Brush
  • Erosion Control
  • Maintenence
Farm Pond Safety
.8 MB PDF
  • Safety Recommendations
Pond and Lake Plants
3.2 MB PDF
  • Species
  • Growth Rates
  • Management Strategies
  • Harvesting
  • Treatments
Sustaining Fish in Ponds by Making Good Management Choices
.5 MB PDF
  • Habitat
  • Temperatures
  • Depth
  • Water Quality
  • Suitable Fish
  • Population Balance
  • Permit Requirements