Barley Straw Extract Green Algae & Blanketweed Control In Ponds
We've discussed the process of how we think barley straw works to remove
algae in pond water. Well one of the problems with actually using
barley straw in bale form is that it looks messy
and in fact becomes messy. Well around 1997 a company in the UK called
Aquahydrotech produced an extract of barley straw. The impact of this was
significant because it allowed algae and blanketweed treatment using the magic
of barley straw to be accomplished more readily and tidily.
Barley straw extract is a yellowish non hazardous, non flammable, earthy type
of chemical with a pH between 7 and 8. Phytooxins were apparently identified as
the active agents in the barley straw extract ... ie these are the compounds
that actually damage the algae.
The recommended dosage was 125 mls per 1000 litres of pond water (another
reason to know your pond volume)
A cupful of the extract is apparently the equivalent of a sack full of barley
here to buy Aquahydrotech Extract of Barley Straw