How to get rid of Blue-Green Algae. This is a massive problem where dams and inland waterways become toxic. Listen to this simple but effective method to solve it once and for all.
This is a clip from the Fast Track Your Farming Film: “Ron & Bev Smith – Restoring the Balance to Soil, Plant, Animal, and Man”. Ron & Bev realise that many farmers are in strife with lower fertility rates, poorly compacted soils, and lowered production and yields. They know that this can all be reversed quickly by farmers understanding the balance that they have achieved. They are passionate to help as many farmers as they can and sharing the skills and insights they possess in order to farm in tune with nature.
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In the beginning, Ron was like any other conventional farmer using an array of chemical fertilisers until they took a toll on his health. How lucky he was as this challenge to his health forced him to seek ways to farm without relying on the accepted practice of relying on chemicals. Ron and Bev now have great pleasure with their healthy farming lifestyle. Over the years they have discovered many simple yet effective ways to maintain and sustain their farm economically and productively. Focusing on restoring the balance to the soil flowed through naturally to benefit the animals, the plants, and indeed themselves and their family.
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Hello, will you tell me how do you put the barley hay in the dam? by bail, bisket, ot pulling it completely apart.
Ron puts the whole bale in.
Can you use triticale or wheaten hay????Jenny
Sorry for the delay! Any grain hay
is fine to use
I can confirm that system works – the local golf club uses the same system to stop BGA in their water traps.
How does hay kill blue green algae can you list the proccesses please
It has been proven to work so give it a try. Especially better if you use organic straw.
The protozoa break down the algae
Where is the best place to place the bale, where the water flows in or else where? Does he pull the hay apart so that it floats as they were talking about on the video?
The bale can be placed anywhere. Ron hadn’t pulled his hay apart.
From my experience, grass hay works also, but in my case the kill is not permanent, and I have to re-dose several times thru the summer. I think fresh hay is best, hay more than a year old is less effective, and very old hay doesn’t seem to work at all.
My guess is that grass has a chemical – possibly on the surface of the stems, which is an antagonist to algae to protect the grass while it is growing in damp conditions.
I’d like to learn the true explanation of why it works – or doesn’t as the case may be.
Another puzzle I’d like to solve is that my dam is built of Tertiary basalt soil and is always muddy.
One year, after I popped in a few hay bales for the algae, the water became clear and stayed that way for some months.
Did the hay change the pH? Dunno. If it did, why would that drop the clay particles out?
Did it kill the tiny fresh water shrimps which might have been stirring up the mud? Dunno!
It was nice to have clear dam water for a while though!
The explanation of blue green algae used in this video sounds more like macro-algae (seaweed or moss). What has historically been called blue-green algae is a micro-algae which is actually a cyanobacteria which has excellent nutritional value. Therefore, I assume the reason for control is a physical one rather than a nutritional reason.
I have the blue green algae in my yard.How can I get rid of it?
After you have put bales of straw into the water contaminated with algae bloom, how long did it take for the algae to disappear? Thank you.
It is difficult to quantify but suggest you just give it a go.
We have a near by lake that is the drinking water for our city (Salem,Oregon USA). The lake recently contracted BGA and is affecting the water we drink, cook and bathe with. The governor has declared a state of emergency. Would your BGA process work in a lake? We are all having to buy water to drink and cook with.
Thank you for your time
It is worth a try! Maybe a large floating pontoon. I’ll get back to you if I find out more.
Im wondering if you can help us here in South Florida. We are losing our sea life by the thousands, our waters are choked with blue green algae from Lake Okeechobee releases.
Erin This is happening everywhere with lack of oxygen and over amounts of toxic chemicals especially synthetic fertilisers. There is no easy answer as you need to go back to the cause.
Hi Was just wondering if lucerne hay would work?
It should work just as well but preferably organic! Let us know how you go as it is a topic of interest! Thanks, Helen
How do you float the bale ?
If it is dry it will float.