The cells of algae and aquatic plants can be thought of as a series of well-engineered structures. These structures are made of complex proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and minerals. Chlorophyll is stored within the chloroplasts in the cell, and chlorophyll is how a plant gets it energy to grow from sunlight. This intricate framework allows algae and aquatic plants to grow and thrive while aiding in resistance to chemical treatments.
Improving the performance of contact algaecides and aquatic herbicides
Contact algaecides (copper products, peroxides, and diquat) must contact the cell wall and enter the cell to be effective. Lack of penetration and intercellular movement of these chemistries reduces their effectiveness. PondZilla Pro degrades dead plant cell walls and weakens cellular integrity when used with an algaecide formulation. Killing all susceptible cells reduces the risk of algae developing any resistance to
Improving the performance of systemic herbicides
Systemic herbicides (i.e. glyphosate, imazapyr, or triclopyr) travel through the cell disrupting processes such as amino acid synthesis, cell division, and photosynthesis. Systemic herbicides tend to work slower, but they do translocate into multiple parts of the plant (1). However, herbicide resistance has been studied in detail (2) and can reduce overall treatment performance and consistency. For this reason, we focus on a complete degradation of the dead plant structure and aquatic herbicide dispersion to all susceptible cells.
When combined with systemic herbicides, PondZilla Pro speeds movement into the cells by breaking down the cellular framework of dead cells, promoting rapid nutrient recovery, and decomposing dead plant material from the inside out. PondZilla Pro works synergistically with systemic herbicides and ensures thorough and complete degradation of dead aquatic plants.
NOTE: PondZilla Pro DOES NOT kill aquatic plants or algae.
* This product is not for use in California, Michigan, Washington, New York and several others. Rules for application must be followed in each state. Some states will not allow the use of this product and others have special permits. Call us, 888.757.9575 for more information.
When mixed with algaecide or herbicide:
||16 – 96 ounces
||16 – 32 ounces
||16 – 64 ounces
||.25 – 1.5 gallons
||32 – 64 ounces
||.25 – 1 gallon
||.5 – 3 gallons
||.5 – 1 gallon
||.5 – 2 gallons
||2.5 – 15 gallons
||2.5 – 5 gallons
||2.5 – 10 gallons
||5 – 30 gallons
||5 – 10 gallons
||5 – 20 gallons
||50 – 300 gallons
||20 – 100 gallons
||50 – 200 gallons
*Best when mixed with AquaSticker for planktonic algae and aquatic plants.
**Do not mix directly with peroxide based algaecides.
SIZE: 1.5 Acres
TARGET: Filamentous algae, E. Coli
SUMMARY: A man-made swimming lagoon was experiencing frequent filamentous algae blooms and elevated levels of E. Coli making swimming and recreation unsafe.
SOLUTION: Integrate PondZilla Pro and MD Pellets into a management plan to break ensure full decomposition of the filamentous algae and improve water quality and clarity.
RESULTS: Filamentous algae was controlled, and E. Coli concentrations were reduced to below harmful levels.
Full ILM 2018 Case Study
SIZE: 1.5 Surface Acres, 5 ft average depth
TARGET: Filamentous algae
SUMMARY: A community pond was experiencing severe Pithophora blooms due to high organic buildup and heavy nutrient loading from runoff. Several attempts using different combinations of algaecides failed to control the Pithophora.
SOLUTION: Added PondZilla Pro to the copper algaecide mixture to improve penetration and degradation of the Pithophora.
RESULTS: After two treatments, the Pithophora was controlled and the pond remained clean and clear for the rest of the growing season.
Full Aqua Doc 2017 Case Study
SIZE: 23.8 acres
TARGET: Filamentous algae, muck
SUMMARY: Microsystis, Anabenea and other forms of Filamentous Algae were an ongoing issue in these two combined man-made lakes. They also saw muck builup between 12-18 inches.
SOLUTION: Added MD Pellets, PondZilla Pro, and VitaStim Summer Slam every two-weeks.
RESULTS: After six weeks of treatment, algae levels had diminished and water clarity had returned. By the end of the 6 month study, the lakes had vastly improved.
Full Lake Doctors 2017 Case Study
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