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2018 Official Newsletter

2018 AQUA DOC PONDerings… “Your Watershed, Your Water”

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Monitoring Your Waters… A Necessity to Understanding Problems

The Frog Blog When you visit the doctor’s office for a check-up they usually collect information from you on every visit. Things like your heart rate, your blood pressure, and even blood screenings typically will be collected regularly. Sometimes you may wonder why it is that your doctor collects this information time and time again.…

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Should I Buy Koi for My Pond?

The Frog Blog – Fish Friday Many people who own ponds and water gardens on their properties enjoy them for their aesthetically pleasing properties. They become an oasis of beauty and relaxation for those moments when you need to get away. Therefore, it isn’t too surprising that many wish to enhance these places with beautiful…

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Pond Depth: A Big Factor in Your Small Pond

The Frog Blog Every treatment season there will always be ponds that are difficult for an applicator to treat. Ponds where no matter what, plant and algae biomass just seem to flourish regardless of what management techniques are employed. Although relatively rare, I get to see these ponds from time to time and speak to…

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White Amur or Grass Carp

The Frog Blog – Fish Friday Welcome to Friday everyone! Today we will be looking at a fish that has a lot of aquatic weed management potential and may already be in many of your ponds, the grass carp or white amur (Ctenopharyngodon Idella). Grass carp are actually a non-native fish species introduced to the…

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Starry Stonewort

    The Frog Blog – Aquatic Weed Wednesday Welcome to Wednesday! For today, we will be looking into another aquatic macroalgae (like Chara) but this one is a recent invader into Ohio waters: Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa). The invasive macroalga starry stonewort may look similar to the native Chara and Nitella spp. but, we…

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Common Fish of Ohio – Fathead Minnow

The Frog Blog – Fish Fridays! Happy Friday everyone! Today we will be looking into another fish that many of you have likely seen in ponds across the United States and your local bait shop: the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). The fathead minnow is a fish that is very common in the waters of the…

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American or Long-leaf Pondweed

  The Frog Blog – Aquatic Weed Wednesday Happy Wednesday! Today we will look into a native aquatic plant common throughout the state of Ohio: American or Long-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton nodosus). American pondweed is an interesting member of the diverse Potamogeton genus of aquatic plants. Although there is a wide variety of species in this…

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"Stonewort" or Chara

The Frog Blog – Aquatic Weed Wednesday Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Today we will be talking about an aquatic plant that is not actually a plant but rather a macroalgae (algae large enough to be seen with the naked eye) c alled Chara or sometimes, “stonewort” (Chara spp.). There are many different species of…

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Flat-Stemmed Pondweed

The Frog Blog – Aquatic Weed Wednesday Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! To continue with our Wednesday showcase of aquatic plants that can be found in Ohio, we are going to look into flat-stemmed pondweed (Potamogeton zosteriformis). Flat-stemmed pondweed is a native, submersed aquatic plant that can be found in various ponds/lakes as well as…

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