What to do about algal blooms in ponds

Algal blooms aren’t just a problem for high-profile bodies of water such as Lake Erie, they pose “serious, toxic threats in small ponds and lakes as well.” So says a recent Ohio State study.

Fortunately, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Farm Science Review trade show, CFAES aquatic ecosystems specialist Eugene Braig will share details on why the blooms happen and what you can do to control them. His talk, called “Is My Pond Toxic? Managing Against Harmful Algal Blooms,” runs from 1-1:30 p.m. in the Review’s Gwynne Conservation Area. He’ll offer it again from 10:30-11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20.

See the full Gwynne schedule.

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