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Barley Straw Bales

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Aquatic Barley Straw Extract: 100% Natural Algae Treatment8. Use in fish ponds, water features, outdoor ponds, garden water tanks and small dams.

  • Inhibits algal growth8 & green slime
  • Blue-green algae are sensitive to chemicals released from rotting straw16
  • Long lasting: may last up to six months17
  • Environmental & sustainable method of algae control9
  • Australian made and owned
  • Simple and easy to use
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Description

A Natural Water Clarifier

Barley Straw Bales are perfect for outdoor ponds, fish ponds, water features, garden water tanks and small dams.

Aquatic Barley Straw Bales are the longest lasting algae suppressant of our Barley Straw range, providing up to six months 17 control of all types of algae. Aquatic Barley Straw Bales are conveniently packaged and come ready to use in their own net bag with float included. Simply place into the water and leave to float close to the surface. Aquatic Barley Straw Bales are made from 100% natural Australian-grown barley. Perfectly suited for Australian climates and bodies of water. For best results, apply BEFORE algae appears and used as an ongoing preventative method to inhibit algal growth8.

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ABOUT US

Aquatic Technologies sell online a range of long lasting algae suppressants, conveniently packaged and ready to use. We have algae growth limiter’s, best suited for use in all sized ponds and small dams, that are completely safe to use around people, livestock, fish, domestic animals and aquatic plants.

Many of our Australian Made products limit the growth of new algae over a period of time, attacking algae cells so they are less likely to replicate and aim to kill off advancing algae.


References
[3] Water NSW. (2020). Dangers and Problems of Algae. Available: https://www.waternsw.com.au/water-quality/algae/dangers-and-problems [4] M.D. Ferrier, B.R. Butler, Sr. D.E. Terlizzi, and R.V. Lacouture, “The effects of barley straw (Hordeum vulgare) on the growth of freshwater algae, “Bioresour Technol, vol. 96, no. 16, pp. 1788-95, Nov 2005. [7] G. Wefer, W.H. Berger, K.E. Behre, and E. Jansen, Climate Development and History of the North Atlantic Realm. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2103. [8] J.M. Pillinger, J.A. Cooper, and I. Ridge, ‘Role of Phenolic Compounds in The Antialgal Activity of Barley Straw, ‘Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol.20, no. 7, 1994. [9] J. Holmes, “Barley Straw: A Natural Algae Inhibitor,” in 4th Annual WIOA NSW Water Industry Engineers & Operators Conference, Bathurst, 2010, pp. 33-39: Slade, M. Pressure Sewer Services Australia, 2020 [10] A. Erickson. (2020). Managing blue-green algae on farms in Western Australia. Available: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/livestock-biosecurity/managing -blue-green-algae-farms-western-australia [11] T. Westrup. (2020). Contaminated farm dams Available: https://www.agric.was.gov.au/water-management/contaminated-farm-dams [12] Agriculture Victoria. (2020). Managing Blue-green algae in farm water supplies. Available: https://agriculature.vic.gov.au/farm-management/water/blue-green-algae-in-water/managing-bluegreen-algae-in-farm-water-supplies [13] EPA, Department for Environment and Water, and Primary Industries and Regions SA, “Post-bushfire water quality in farm dams and creeks,” ed, 2020. [16] C.E.Boyd and C.S. Tucker, Pond Aquaculture Water Quality Management. Springer US, 2012. [17] J. Caffrey, P. R. F. Barrett, K. J. Murphy, and P. M. Wade, Management and Ecology of Freshwater Plants: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Aquatic Weeds, European Weed Research Society. Springer Netherlands, 2012

How To Use

How to Use Barley Straw Bales begin to take effect within 2 weeks of application.  For best results and to keep your pond fresh, you should replace your Aquatic Barley Straw Bales every 4 to 6 months.

Targets

Targets

The natural water clarifier. Leave decomposing in your waterbody.

 

  • Inhibits algal growth8
  • Green slimy water
  • Dirty looking water

 

FAQ

How does Barley Straw work?

Decomposing barley straw releases a cocktail of toxins which are harmful to the growth of algae9, yet completely safe for people & pets. The high carbon-to-nitrogen ratio of barley straw means that when it breaks down it uses available nitrogen and phosphorus in the water. This reduces conditions favourable to algae growth10. It has been shown that barley straw is active against a range of algae including unicellular and filamentous forms8. Toxicity of rotting barley straw is selective for algae so other plant forms in or near the treated water are not harmed16.

Will Barley Straw harm fish/livestock/pets/wildlife?

No, Barley Straw does not harm fish, livestock, pets or wildlife. It is an all-natural, environmentally friendly way to keep your water clarified.

What do I do with used Barley Straw Bales?

Used Barley Straw Bales can be composted or turned into mulch!

What is the difference between Barley Straw Bales and Barley Straw Extract?

Barley Straw Bales are in their natural state, where as Barley Straw Extract is the concentrated liquid version of the a barley straw bale. When Barley Straw is activated in water, it slowly begins to decompose and releases a chemical signature. Barley Straw Extract is the liquid form of the bales which is more concentrated and works at clearing your water faster than the bales.

Resources

References [3] Water NSW. (2020). Dangers and Problems of Algae. Available: https://www.waternsw.com.au/water-quality/algae/dangers-and-problems [4] M.D. Ferrier, B.R. Butler, Sr. D.E. Terlizzi, and R.V. Lacouture, “The effects of barley straw (Hordeum vulgare) on the growth of freshwater algae, “Bioresour Technol, vol. 96, no. 16, pp. 1788-95, Nov 2005. [7] G. Wefer, W.H. Berger, K.E. Behre, and E. Jansen, Climate Development and History of the North Atlantic Realm. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2103. [8] J.M. Pillinger, J.A. Cooper, and I. Ridge, ‘Role of Phenolic Compounds in The Antialgal Activity of Barley Straw, ‘Journal of Chemical Ecology, vol.20, no. 7, 1994. [9] J. Holmes, “Barley Straw: A Natural Algae Inhibitor,” in 4th Annual WIOA NSW Water Industry Engineers & Operators Conference, Bathurst, 2010, pp. 33-39: Slade, M. Pressure Sewer Services Australia, 2020 [10] A. Erickson. (2020). Managing blue-green algae on farms in Western Australia. Available: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/livestock-biosecurity/managing -blue-green-algae-farms-western-australia [11] T. Westrup. (2020). Contaminated farm dams Available: https://www.agric.was.gov.au/water-management/contaminated-farm-dams [12] Agriculture Victoria. (2020). Managing Blue-green algae in farm water supplies. Available: https://agriculature.vic.gov.au/farm-management/water/blue-green-algae-in-water/managing-bluegreen-algae-in-farm-water-supplies [13] EPA, Department for Environment and Water, and Primary Industries and Regions SA, “Post-bushfire water quality in farm dams and creeks,” ed, 2020. [16] C.E.Boyd and C.S. Tucker, Pond Aquaculture Water Quality Management. Springer US, 2012. [17] J. Caffrey, P. R. F. Barrett, K. J. Murphy, and P. M. Wade, Management and Ecology of Freshwater Plants: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Aquatic Weeds, European Weed Research Society. Springer Netherlands, 2012

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Aquatic Barley Straw Bales are completely natural product16 safe to use around humans, livestock, fish, domestic pets and aquatic plants.

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