Friday, April 22, 2011


No we are not brewing Beer we are actually trying a natural approach to algae control that has been around since the 1990's in England. Barley straw bails have been known to reduce or eliminate certain types of algae in ponds and reservoirs. The trick is to get the bails in early enough and the correct rate to control the algae because the bails will not kill algae you already have. In our region of the country the bails are placed in the lake in mid April before the algae begins to grow. The rate depends on the size and depth of your lake. On average 225 pounds of barley straw per acre of lake is recommended. We will see if it works?

Stuffing the wire bags

Stuffed wire sack in lake