Barley Straw Bales

$33.45$299.85

Aquatic Barley Straw Extract: 100% Natural Algae Treatment1. Use in fish ponds, water features, outdoor ponds, garden water tanks and small dams.

  • Inhibits algal growth1 & green slime
  • Blue-green algae are sensitive to chemicals released from rotting straw2
  • Long lasting: may last up to six months3
  • Environmental & sustainable method of algae control4
  • Australian made and owned
  • Simple and easy to use
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  • Experience Crystal Clear Water with Our Natural Barley Straw Bales

    Looking for a natural solution to keep your outdoor ponds, water features, tanks and dams clear of algae? Look no further! Our Aquatic Barley Straw Bales offer a natural solution to algae control for your outdoor ponds, water features, tanks and dams. Barley Straw Bales is a long-lasting solution, giving you up to six months of use.

    Why Choose Aquatic Barley Straw Bales?

    Among our range of Barley Straw products, Aquatic Barley Straw Bales stand out as the most effective and enduring algae suppressant. With a remarkable ability to control various types of algae, these bales provide up to six months of consistent performance. The best part? They come in convenient packaging, complete with their own net bag and a float, ready to be deployed.

    100% Natural Solution

    Our Aquatic Barley Straw Bales are crafted from 100% natural Australian-grown barley. Specially formulated to thrive in Australian climates, these bales are perfectly suited for various bodies of water. Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to a natural, eco-friendly solution.

    Easy to Use

    Using Aquatic Barley Straw Bales couldn’t be simpler. Just place the bale into the water and let it float near the surface. Its efficient design ensures that it effectively hinders algal growth while seamlessly blending into your aquatic environment.

    Prevention is Key

    To achieve the best results, it’s recommended to apply our Aquatic Barley Straw Bales before algae becomes a problem. By using them as an ongoing preventative method, you can enjoy a picturesque water feature without the worries of algae taking over.

    Enjoy the benefits of a natural algae control solution that’s easy to use, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly. Experience the beauty of crystal clear waters today!


    References:
    [1] 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.
    [2] C.E.Boyd and C.S. Tucker, Pond Aquaculture Water Quality Management. Springer US, 2012.
    [3] 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.
    [4] 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

     

    Australian Made Product: Click here for more details.

  • Barley Straw Bales Usage Guide for Clear Ponds and Dams

    Unlock the secrets to maintaining a fresh and vibrant pond or dam with our Aquatic Barley Straw Bales. These simple steps will help you make the most of this natural solution, suppressing algal growth and helping to maintain a balanced ecosystem.

    When to Expect Results

    Witness the magic of Barley Straw Bales in action within just 2 weeks of application. For optimal outcomes and a continuously refreshing water body, consider replacing your Aquatic Barley Straw Bales every 4 to 6 months.

    Where and How Much to Use

    Tailored to suit various pond and dam sizes, here’s a quick guide:

    • Fish Ponds and Small Ponds: Treat up to 2m2 of surface area with 100g of Barley Straw. To apply, place the enclosed net bag into the water, allowing it to gently float near the water’s surface. For consistent results, repeat this process every 4 to 6 months.
    • Large Ponds and Small Dams: Cover up to 20m2 of surface area with 1kg of Barley Straw. To maximize effectiveness, position the bales near well-oxygenated regions or areas with moving water. For optimal results, start additional treatments one month prior to removing the previous treatment. If you detect any unusual smells, adjust the application rate by replacing with a lower quantity and positioning it near flowing water. In case the net bag holes get clogged, give them a quick shake or rinse them in pond water.

    Adapting to Water Temperature

    Understanding the impact of water temperature on Barley Straw Bales’ performance is crucial:

    • Above 20˚C: Activation occurs within 2 weeks, with full effectiveness kicking in after 4 to 6 weeks.
    • Below 10˚C: Allow 6 to 8 weeks for activation, followed by 8 to 10 weeks for full effectiveness.

    Harness the potential of our Aquatic Barley Straw Bales to experience a clear, stunning pond. Follow these guidelines to ensure the best results.

    For all your Barley Straw needs and more, browse our selection and order now. Witness the transformation and enjoy the serenity of your pond like never before.

  • Barley Straw Bales: A Natural Solution

    Discover the power of Barley Straw Bales – your natural ally against algae growth. Read on to learn how these bales effectively target and control algae, ensuring a pristine pond or dam environment.

    Algae Control with Barley Straw Bales

    Struggling with stubborn algae overgrowth? Our Barley Straw Bales are your eco-friendly answer. Algae control is at the heart of these bales’ capabilities. With their natural properties, they suppress and hinder the growth of various algae types, providing you with a clear and inviting pond. Use of both physical straw and liquid straw extract together has shown to inhibit the growth of algae by up to 90%1.

    Why Choose Barley Straw Bales?

    Wondering why Barley Straw Bales are the optimal choice? Here are the key benefits:

    • Eco-Friendly Solution: Barley Straw Bales offer algae control without resorting to harsh chemicals, maintaining your pond’s natural balance.
    • Effective Results: Experience visible results within weeks as these bales start their action, ultimately leading to a cleaner pond or dam.
    • Easy Application: With simple deployment and maintenance guidelines, using Barley Straw Bales is a hassle-free process.

    REFERENCES: [1] Gibson, M.T., Welch, I.M., Barrett, P.R.F., Ridge, I (1990). Barley straw as an inhibitor of algal growth II: laboratory studies. Journal of applied phycology, vol. 2(3), pp. 241-248. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02179781

  • How does Barley Straw work?

    Barley Straw’s decomposition releases toxins that hinder algae growth, creating an environment unfavourable for their development1. It has a high carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, meaning that when it breaks down it uses available nitrogen and phosphorus in the water. This reduces conditions favourable to algae growth2. This solution acts as a natural water clarifier and targets various types of algae without harming other plant life3.

    Will Barley Straw harm fish, livestock, pets, or wildlife?

    No, Barley Straw is safe for fish, livestock, pets, and wildlife. It’s a natural and environmentally friendly water treatment to maintain water clarity without causing harm to the ecosystem, aquatic wildlife, pets or livestock.

    What should I do with used Barley Straw Bales?

    You can compost or repurpose used Barley Straw Bales into mulch, promoting sustainability and benefiting the environment. Please consider environment-friendly disposal for sustainable pond care.

    What’s the difference between Barley Straw Bales and Barley Straw Extract?

    Barley Straw Bales are the natural form, while Barley Straw Extract is a concentrated liquid algae control. Barley Straw decomposes in water, releasing chemicals that clarify water. Barley Straw Extract, being more concentrated, works faster than the bales as a water clarifier.

    How long does it take for Barley Straw to start working?

    Barley Straw typically begins to take effect within about 2 weeks of application4. As it decomposes and releases its natural compounds, you’ll start to notice a reduction in algae growth and clearer water in your pond.

    REFERENCES:
    [1] Ferrier, M.D, Butler, B.R, Sr, Terlizzi, D.E, Lacouture, R.V 2005). The effects of barley straw (Hordeum vulgare) on the growth of freshwater algae, Bioresour Technol, vol. 96(16), pp. 1788-95. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2005.01.021. PMID: 16051085.
    [2] Erickson, A. (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
    [3] Boyd, C, E, Tucker, C, S. (2012). Pond Aquaculture Water Quality Management. Springer US
    [4] Holmes, J. (2010). Barley Straw: A Natural Algae Inhibitor. 4th Annual WIOA NSW Water Industry Engineers & Operators Conference, Bathurst, pp. 33-39. http://www.wioa.org.au/conference_papers/10_nsw/documents/JohnHolmes.pdf

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

  • Description

    Experience Crystal Clear Water with Our Natural Barley Straw Bales

    Looking for a natural solution to keep your outdoor ponds, water features, tanks and dams clear of algae? Look no further! Our Aquatic Barley Straw Bales offer a natural solution to algae control for your outdoor ponds, water features, tanks and dams. Barley Straw Bales is a long-lasting solution, giving you up to six months of use.

    Why Choose Aquatic Barley Straw Bales?

    Among our range of Barley Straw products, Aquatic Barley Straw Bales stand out as the most effective and enduring algae suppressant. With a remarkable ability to control various types of algae, these bales provide up to six months of consistent performance. The best part? They come in convenient packaging, complete with their own net bag and a float, ready to be deployed.

    100% Natural Solution

    Our Aquatic Barley Straw Bales are crafted from 100% natural Australian-grown barley. Specially formulated to thrive in Australian climates, these bales are perfectly suited for various bodies of water. Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to a natural, eco-friendly solution.

    Easy to Use

    Using Aquatic Barley Straw Bales couldn’t be simpler. Just place the bale into the water and let it float near the surface. Its efficient design ensures that it effectively hinders algal growth while seamlessly blending into your aquatic environment.

    Prevention is Key

    To achieve the best results, it’s recommended to apply our Aquatic Barley Straw Bales before algae becomes a problem. By using them as an ongoing preventative method, you can enjoy a picturesque water feature without the worries of algae taking over.

    Enjoy the benefits of a natural algae control solution that’s easy to use, long-lasting, and environmentally friendly. Experience the beauty of crystal clear waters today!


    References:
    [1] 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.
    [2] C.E.Boyd and C.S. Tucker, Pond Aquaculture Water Quality Management. Springer US, 2012.
    [3] 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.
    [4] 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

     

    Australian Made Product: Click here for more details.

  • How To Use

    Barley Straw Bales Usage Guide for Clear Ponds and Dams

    Unlock the secrets to maintaining a fresh and vibrant pond or dam with our Aquatic Barley Straw Bales. These simple steps will help you make the most of this natural solution, suppressing algal growth and helping to maintain a balanced ecosystem.

    When to Expect Results

    Witness the magic of Barley Straw Bales in action within just 2 weeks of application. For optimal outcomes and a continuously refreshing water body, consider replacing your Aquatic Barley Straw Bales every 4 to 6 months.

    Where and How Much to Use

    Tailored to suit various pond and dam sizes, here’s a quick guide:

    • Fish Ponds and Small Ponds: Treat up to 2m2 of surface area with 100g of Barley Straw. To apply, place the enclosed net bag into the water, allowing it to gently float near the water’s surface. For consistent results, repeat this process every 4 to 6 months.
    • Large Ponds and Small Dams: Cover up to 20m2 of surface area with 1kg of Barley Straw. To maximize effectiveness, position the bales near well-oxygenated regions or areas with moving water. For optimal results, start additional treatments one month prior to removing the previous treatment. If you detect any unusual smells, adjust the application rate by replacing with a lower quantity and positioning it near flowing water. In case the net bag holes get clogged, give them a quick shake or rinse them in pond water.

    Adapting to Water Temperature

    Understanding the impact of water temperature on Barley Straw Bales’ performance is crucial:

    • Above 20˚C: Activation occurs within 2 weeks, with full effectiveness kicking in after 4 to 6 weeks.
    • Below 10˚C: Allow 6 to 8 weeks for activation, followed by 8 to 10 weeks for full effectiveness.

    Harness the potential of our Aquatic Barley Straw Bales to experience a clear, stunning pond. Follow these guidelines to ensure the best results.

    For all your Barley Straw needs and more, browse our selection and order now. Witness the transformation and enjoy the serenity of your pond like never before.

  • Targets

    Barley Straw Bales: A Natural Solution

    Discover the power of Barley Straw Bales – your natural ally against algae growth. Read on to learn how these bales effectively target and control algae, ensuring a pristine pond or dam environment.

    Algae Control with Barley Straw Bales

    Struggling with stubborn algae overgrowth? Our Barley Straw Bales are your eco-friendly answer. Algae control is at the heart of these bales’ capabilities. With their natural properties, they suppress and hinder the growth of various algae types, providing you with a clear and inviting pond. Use of both physical straw and liquid straw extract together has shown to inhibit the growth of algae by up to 90%1.

    Why Choose Barley Straw Bales?

    Wondering why Barley Straw Bales are the optimal choice? Here are the key benefits:

    • Eco-Friendly Solution: Barley Straw Bales offer algae control without resorting to harsh chemicals, maintaining your pond’s natural balance.
    • Effective Results: Experience visible results within weeks as these bales start their action, ultimately leading to a cleaner pond or dam.
    • Easy Application: With simple deployment and maintenance guidelines, using Barley Straw Bales is a hassle-free process.

    REFERENCES: [1] Gibson, M.T., Welch, I.M., Barrett, P.R.F., Ridge, I (1990). Barley straw as an inhibitor of algal growth II: laboratory studies. Journal of applied phycology, vol. 2(3), pp. 241-248. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02179781

  • FAQ

    How does Barley Straw work?

    Barley Straw’s decomposition releases toxins that hinder algae growth, creating an environment unfavourable for their development1. It has a high carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, meaning that when it breaks down it uses available nitrogen and phosphorus in the water. This reduces conditions favourable to algae growth2. This solution acts as a natural water clarifier and targets various types of algae without harming other plant life3.

    Will Barley Straw harm fish, livestock, pets, or wildlife?

    No, Barley Straw is safe for fish, livestock, pets, and wildlife. It’s a natural and environmentally friendly water treatment to maintain water clarity without causing harm to the ecosystem, aquatic wildlife, pets or livestock.

    What should I do with used Barley Straw Bales?

    You can compost or repurpose used Barley Straw Bales into mulch, promoting sustainability and benefiting the environment. Please consider environment-friendly disposal for sustainable pond care.

    What’s the difference between Barley Straw Bales and Barley Straw Extract?

    Barley Straw Bales are the natural form, while Barley Straw Extract is a concentrated liquid algae control. Barley Straw decomposes in water, releasing chemicals that clarify water. Barley Straw Extract, being more concentrated, works faster than the bales as a water clarifier.

    How long does it take for Barley Straw to start working?

    Barley Straw typically begins to take effect within about 2 weeks of application4. As it decomposes and releases its natural compounds, you’ll start to notice a reduction in algae growth and clearer water in your pond.

    REFERENCES:
    [1] Ferrier, M.D, Butler, B.R, Sr, Terlizzi, D.E, Lacouture, R.V 2005). The effects of barley straw (Hordeum vulgare) on the growth of freshwater algae, Bioresour Technol, vol. 96(16), pp. 1788-95. doi: 10.1016/j.biortech.2005.01.021. PMID: 16051085.
    [2] Erickson, A. (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
    [3] Boyd, C, E, Tucker, C, S. (2012). Pond Aquaculture Water Quality Management. Springer US
    [4] Holmes, J. (2010). Barley Straw: A Natural Algae Inhibitor. 4th Annual WIOA NSW Water Industry Engineers & Operators Conference, Bathurst, pp. 33-39. http://www.wioa.org.au/conference_papers/10_nsw/documents/JohnHolmes.pdf

  • Resources
  • Videos
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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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BT
11/18/2023
Bruce T.
AU AU

Easy to use to early to know any results

JL
08/18/2023
Judy L.
AU AU

Barley Straw

This is our second lot of barley straw and have found it to be fantastic keeping the pond water clean. Next day delivery was a unexpected bonus . I would recommend the product and the company. Judy

IK
09/26/2022
Indy K.
AU AU

Lets see how it works

Pond that has green algae. Found that barley grass is the fix. Seems to the 2 weeks to commence activity and around 4 weeks to clear the algae. Will see how it works out (it's only been 2 weeks so far and supplier asked for feedback)