Aquatic Barley Straw Benefits
The All Natural Way to Prevent New Algae Growth
The use of Barley Straw for the control of algae in water has been well documented in Europe and can be traced back to the pre-industrial era, when farming and agriculture prevailed.
When Barley Straw is added to water, it begins to decompose. This process of decomposition releases phenolic compounds, these compounds have a natural signature similar to that of hydrogen peroxide. It is these natural compounds that are believed to be the factor which give barley straw its natural ability to limit new growth of algae.
Barley Straw Bales and Barley Straw Extract both deliver the same benefits as algae growth suppressants which limit the new growth of algae, which is natural, eco-friendly, easy and safe to use in ponds, fish ponds and dams.
Barley Straw Bales and Barley Straw Extract are best applied after a clean and re-fill of ponds and prior to algae first appearing in ponds, fish ponds and dams.
Aquatic Barley Straw Applications
Combining Barley Straw Extract with Barley Straw Bales
After a pond clean, re-fill or prior to algae first appearing in ponds or dams, Aquatic Barley Straw Extract should be first applied to provide fast acting new algae growth suppression. At the same time Aquatic Barley Straw Bales should be added.
As Aquatic Barley Straw Bales can take from 4 to 8 weeks to become active, Aquatic Barley Straw Extract should be applied weekly (at the correct application rate) for the first 8 weeks.
For stubborn problematic ponds or dams Aquatic Barley Straw Extract can be applied ongoing in conjunction with Aquatic Barley Straw Bales.
Aquatic Barley Straw Extract is best applied before algae appears. Determine the volume of water to be treated, shake container to mix (some sediment in the liquid is normal), measure the required amount of product and pour directly into the water body to be treated.
The application should be repeated on a weekly basis until the Barley Straw Bail begins to take effect (ie: repeat weekly for 8 weeks).
The Barley Straw Bale should also be placed in the pond or dam (in conjunction with the Barley Straw Extract) to prevent algae growth.
The effect of the Barley Straw Bale will begin, depending on water temperature, in around 4 to 8 weeks and should be replaced every 4 to 6 months.
Using Aquatic Barley Straw Extract in conjunction with Aquatic Barley Straw Bales
Aquatic Barley Straw Extract -
For small outdoor ponds, fountains or water feature, less than 2,000L:
Apply an initial dosage of 20mL of Aquatic Barley Straw Extract per 100L water or part thereof and apply weekly at a maintenance dosage of 15mL per 100L water or part thereof for 8 weeks.
For larger ponds and dams, greater than 2,000L but less than 10,000L:
Apply an initial dosage of 60mL of Aquatic Barley Straw Extract per 2,000L water or part thereof and apply weekly for 8 weeks.
For water with high turbidity, or poor water clarity apply an additional 20% more product, until clarity improves.
Aquatic Barley Straw Extract is available in various container sizes appropriate for your application:
Aquatic Barley Straw Bales -
If the bales begin to smell, then application rate is too high. Remove and replace with a lower rate. If net bag holes are restricted, clear by shaking
or washing in pond water.
Aquatic Barley Straw Bales available sizes:
• 100g bale • 1kg bale