Since there is so much discussion about Curly Leaf Pondweed, I have attached the latest research from Penn State regarding Curly Leaf Pondweed and how to control it. To view his report, please click on below:
This aggressive weed feeds on nutrients in the pond which primarily come from what is put on lawns (fertilizers and pesticides). We need to get the community to stop damaging our lake to have green and well manicured lawns. Other sources include farms and septic systems.
Grass carp are an effective means to control curly leaf pond weed. We need to work with the DEEP to gain approval to stock these fish which eat curly leaf pondweed. They prefer it!
We also need to make sure we are not spreading the seeds (Turions) by mechanical harvesting. When we use the harvesters, we need to have nets to pick up the fragments.
Although pesticides are effective, the community sentiment is against their use.