Baby Pondweed

Ecological Importance

Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates.

Problems

Homeowner Treatment Options
Aquathol K
Aquathol Super K
Hydrothol Granular
Reward
Sonar AS
Sonar Q
Sonar RTU
Weedtrine D
*Aquatic Biologists recommends implementing preventative management techniques and physical removal prior to, or in conjunction with treatment.

Baby pondweed grows in mixed stands of aquatic plants that may cause water use/access problems.

Plant Description

Baby pondweed is a perennial plant that arises from thickly matted rhizomes and has no floating leaves. The stems are thin, long and highly branching with leaves very thin and filament-like, about 1/16 of an inch wide and 2 to over 12 inches long tapering to a point. The leaves grow in thick layers and originate from a sheath. The fruit is nut-like 1/8 to 1/4 inches long and 1/10 to 1/8 inches wide.

Common Application Questions

Q. What are the best control options?

A. Herbicide Application:
Hydrothol 191 Granular or Aquathol Super K granular are very good control agents.

Q. When is the best time to treat?

A. Once water temperatures are around sixty degrees or warmer and the plants are viable.

Q. How often do I need to treat?

A. Generally, there is little regrowth within the same season. Note that some aquatic species like the Naiad family grow later in the season that may require a mid to later season treatment to achieve season long clear water.

Q. How long before I see results?

A. Generally within two weeks things will be cleared up.