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Stop Algae in Ponds, Dams and Lakes the Natural Way with Stephen Bros Barley Straw…….

A natural solution to prevent algae.

The IACR – Centre for Aquatic Plant Management – UK has undertaken extensive research into algae control and found that Barley straw ‘offers a cheap, environmentally acceptable way of controlling algae in water bodies ranging in size from garden ponds to large reservoirs, streams, rivers and lakes’.

Barley straw prevents new growth of most unicellular, filamentous algae and cyanobacteria (blue-green) algae.

Effects of Algae

  • Health hazard to humans, fish, fauna and livestock
  • Slimy water
  • Undesirable odours
  • Reduced water clarity
  • Blocks filters and pumps
  • Potential to reduce water flow
Benefits of Barley Straw

  • Long lasting – one application is effective up to 6 months
  • Fish and animal friendly
  • Uses 100% natural Barley Straw
  • Environmentally friendly barley straw
  • Provides natural fish food
  • Cheap alternative to chemicals and mechanical algae control
  • Biodegradeable
  • Net bag and flotation device provided

How it works

As Barley straw decays in oxygenated water, it releases natural chemicals which inhibit the growth of new algae.

Barley straw tends to become active in 2 weeks and effective in 4-5 weeks for water temperatures above 20 degrees C. At temperatures below 10 degrees C Barley straw becomes active in 6 weeks and effective within 8-10 weeks.

Barley straw remains an effective algae preventative for up to 6 months whilst the straw completely decays.

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This product is made from organic materials and contains micro organisms including bacteria, fungi and protozoa. May also contain mineral and fertilizer additives. For further information refer to the Material Safety Data Sheet for this product which is available from MP Stephen Pty. Ltd.