Re: NANFA-- NANFA -- Pond algae

Scott Davis (
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 09:18:09 -0500

The mat algae most are talking about doesn't sound at all like what Lee has.
However if anyone has a new pond and is not familiar with it, they do want
to take advantage of any chance to snag floating mat algae.

Last summer my son had a grounds crew job at a local university. He had a
ball scooting around on those tractors. And then the photoperiod declined
(probably the corresponding time would be about two weeks from now), there
was a massive algae crash (sounding a lot like what Craig has described) and
the young man (no longer a happy camper) got a chance to help pull what
seemed like a ton of dead fish from a too shallow 4 acre pond right next to
the student center and a class building.

The varmints out in the field must have been delighted.

All the best,

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