Aquatic Weed Control:



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Barley Straw


TopFilm adjuvant

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Aquatic Weeds Controlled

Barley Straw

How To Make Straw Sausages:  A full colour step by step instruction on how to make straw sausages


Research undertaken by Dr Jonathan Newman at the Centre for Aquatic Plant Management showed that decomposing barley straw controls algae by the slow release and generation of hydrogen peroxide.  This is the accepted mode of action for all products containing straw as a result of an intervention at the European Commission which threatened to ban the use of straw in water for algal control.  


Barley straw controls algae, stimulates aerobic decomposition of sediments, encourages sedminet flocculation and improves water calrity, promotes nutrient recycling through invertebrates and fish, stimulates fish production, stabilises oxygen levels, removes toxins from water, promotes bacterial activity in sediments and best of all, it always works!


The full text of how straw should be applied and how it works is available to download as an Adobe Acrobat file from here:


Control of Algae using Barley Straw  (pdf)


We supply 200 m long, small mesh, vegetable sack type green netting tubes to fit standard size Christmas tree wrapping machines at £225 per roll plus VAT and delivery. We supply plastic mesh bags for smaller applications.  We can supply plastic bottle floats and lids at only 2 pence per bottle and we can hire you a Christmas tree wrapping machine for £65 per week plus carriage to make your own sausages.