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Watermeal is common in stagnant and slow moving waters. From time to time waterfowl may consume watermeal. Watermeal is often used as camouflage cover for fish, amphibians, reptiles, etc.
Watermeal is often misidentified as algae or "green pond scum." Watermeal can easily cover the entire pond, especially when little or no wind is present. Wolffia continues to germinate all season adding to its persistent nature.
Watermeal is a very tiny (less than 1 millimeter) light green free-floating, rootless plant. In fact, watermeal is the smallest seed-bearing plant in the world. Watermeal tend to grow in dense colonies in quiet water, undisturbed by wave action. Watermeal is often found growing with duckweeds or mosquito fern.
A. You should treat the entire pond.
A. Once water temperatures are around sixty degrees or warmer.
A. One- three treatments may be needed throughout the growing season depending on which product you use.
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