Barley Straw

Barley Straw -

While research results are inconclusive, the interest in using barley straw to control pond algae has grown. According to research done in England, barley straw has received considerable attention as an algaecide. Results showed that barley straw prohibits the growth of many types of algae, but not all. However, recent research in the United States has not yielded conclusively positive results.

How barley straw works....

Barley straw decomposes in water and produces and releases many compounds, one of which may control algae populations. This chemical compound does not eliminate existing algae cells but prevents the growth of new algae cells. As "old" algae cells die off, very few new algae cells are produced and the algae population is controlled as long as the compound is being produced.

Buy barley straw online....

8 oz. Barley Straw Extract

Liquid concentrate Barley Straw is especially helpful where bottom drains exist. Specially formulated to balance pond water and improve clarity. Goes to work on contact. Not harmful to aquatic life, humans or pets One Bottle is equal to a multiple of barley straw bales Can be used all year round.

Barley Straw

Safe and natural Clear-Water Barley Straw pond treatment. Especially designed for economy and ease of use, each mini bale lasts for six months and includes a cork float. Clear netting holds barley together without detracting from pond plants and fish. Treats up to 2,000 gallons Will not harm fish or plants.

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