Pond Weeds: Causes, Prevention, & Treatment Options
Clemson Extension Program Team
Excessive aquatic plant growth is a common complaint and may interfere with desired pond uses. In freshwater systems, phosphorus typically drives this plant growth that may persist while nutrient levels remain elevated. This article will assist landowners, pond managers, farmers, producers, and municipalities how (a) land-based actions throughout the watershed can reduce external nutrient and sediment loadings, and (b) in-pond actions can assist in managing plant growth, slowing release of nutrients, and encouraging more sustainable conditions. For more information on ponds, please see additional articles available through Land-Grant Press: Ponds in South Carolina, An Introduction to Stormwater Ponds in South Carolina, and Recreational Ponds in South Carolina.
Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension
• Landowners, pond managers, farmers, producers, municipalities
Nix HB, Lunt S, Davis RH. Pond Weeds: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment Options. Clemson (SC): Clemson Cooperative Extension, Land-Grant Press by Clemson Extension; 2021 Dec. LGP 1126. https://lgpress.clemson.edu/publication/pond-weeds-causes-prevention-and-treatment-options/.