Aquatic Weed Control Information

— Written By N.C. Cooperative Extension
As air temperatures continue to rise, water temperatures are also rising, causing growth of plant species in ponds and lakes. These plant species can potentially be harmful to the ecosystem by depleting oxygen levels in the water and also make recreational activities such as boating and fishing more difficult.
Weeds can be initially brought in to a pond or lake by migratory birds, off a boat, if it’s used in multiple locations or from an upstream seed source. In order to manage ponds effectively, you must be able to identify the weed species present in your pond. For pond weed identification, please contact Anna-Beth Williams, Ag Agent, at 336-641-2416. She will instruct you on whether to send in pictures or how to bring in a sample for identification.
Below are some beneficial resources for Aquatic Weed Control.