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Question of the Week – Potamogeton

Posted by romeethredge on September 4, 2015

Last week I had a photo of a weed in a pond that some folks describe to me as oak leaves lying on the pond. This is Potamogeton or Pondweed. It has several different varieties including a very slender kind.

If you need control information on a weed in a pond, call your Extension agent or put some in a bucket and take it by the Extension office for identification. I’ve had folks want control information over the phone without me knowing which weed we are talking about. There are a lot of different ones out there and we can reccomend control measures a lot better if we have a proper  identification.

According to UGA Aquaculture Scientist, Gary Burtle, this is American pond weed, Potamogeton nodosus.  It is also called Illinois pondweed, Potamogeton illinoiensis.

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This week I have an insect that was brought in to me for identification and I want you to identify it. They are tiny so I have magnified photos, below.

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2 Responses to “Question of the Week – Potamogeton”

  1. Miller Man said

    Looks like the leaf springs on the rear of an old ’55 Buick. Or a few snow fleas?

  2. Scott said

    Collembola or Springtails. Found in areas of high moisture and organic matter.

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