Clasping Leaf Pondweed
Description: Leaves 2 to 8 inches long; large-leaf and claspingleaf pondweeds grow below the water surface, except for the flowering stalk; floating-leaf pondweed grows below the water surface, except for their flowering stalk and large, floating leaves; all species have thin and delicate submerged leaves, tough stems that are firmly rooted, and a stiff appearance when out of the water.
Hints to identify: Leaves alternate along the stem. Often grow in patches or beds; have small seed heads crowded into spikes, often sticking up above water from June through August. Floating-leaf pondweed----Floating leaves are slightly heart-shaped. Large-leaf pondweed----Floating leaves are oval-shaped; submerged leaves are large and wavy; plants are seldom branched. Claspingleaf pondweed----Leaves are wide and wavy with a broad base that clasps the stem; plant often branches toward tip; often confused with curlyleaf pondweed, which has small "teeth" along leaf edges (see page 31), but claspingleaf pondweed has no "teeth" on leaf edges.
Controlling Clasping Leaf Pondweed In Lakes Or Ponds
Physical Management of Clasping-Leaf Pondweed
Clasping-Leaf Pondweed has a root system which means the roots need to be destroyed to prevent the plant from coming back.
Products To Physically Manage Clasping-Leaf Pondweed
Our WeedShear measures 49 inches in width and features a v-shaped razor sharp stainless steel blades that easily cuts through Clasping-Leaf Pondweed at its roots. This product comes with a hand held sharpener, a 25 foot polypropylene rope and folds up for easy storage.
To use the WeedShear, simply give it a toss out into your lake or pond and let it sink to the bottom. Once it hits the bottom, simply use a jerking motion to drag the WeedShear along the bottom of the lake or pond.
The AVG is a gas powered underwater aquatic weed cutter that was especially designed to cut down Clasping-Leaf Pondweed at its root base. It uses two circular reciprocating blades which prevents it from getting tangled up like other weed whacker products sold online.
The AVG can be used in water depths up to 4 feet and comes with a 2 year warranty. It has a powerful 24 cc 2-cycle engine and a sealed gear box to keep it running smooth for years to come. Additionally, we have an optional shoulder strap and an optional float mount available to make the job of cutting down Clasping-Leaf Pondweed that much easier.
The Beach Roller is a handheld tool with a specially designed roller that cuts and pulls Clasping-Leaf Pondweed from the bottom of your lake or pond. This product also agitates muck sitting on the bottom of your lake or pond allowing it to blow away.
The Beach Roller cleans a 2 foot wide path and has 6 ripping blades to cut and pull Clasping-Leaf Pondweed. This tool is inexpensive and helps loosen and remove mud to keep the bottom of your lake or pond sandy and clean.
Automated Control of Clasping-Leaf Pondweed
For homeowners, automated control of Clasping-Leaf Pondweed is ideal when your lake bottom has been cleared and you want to keep it that way without having to continuously labor away cutting weeds.
For lake and pond management companies, automated control of Clasping-Leaf Pondweed is ideal when you have a large lake or pond that has been overtaken by the weed.
Automated Products To Control Clasping-Leaf Pondweed
Our Lake Groomer is for homeowners who want to maintain a muck free lake bottom. The Lake Groomer uses a rolling action along the bottom of your lake or pond and dislodges any existing Clasping-Leaf Pondweed and prevents it from growing.
The Lake Groomer comes standard with three – 7 feet roller tubes that can cover a total of 21 feet of lake bottom and comes with a 3 year warranty.
The Aquatic Mower is an electric powered aquatic weed cutter that mounts to your boat and works very efficiently to cut down Clasping-Leaf Pondweed fast. If you are looking for an environment friendly, non-labor intensive solution to riding your lake or pond from Clasping-Leaf Pondweed than the Aquatic Mower is what you have been looking for.
The Aquatic Mower weighs just 45 pounds and has a 12 volt DC electric motor that has a batter life of up to 6 hours. It is made of rust resistant aluminum and stainless steel and has a cutting width of 4 feet.
For lake and pond management companies, our Eco Harvester pulls Clasping-Leaf Pondweed up from the roots and harvests them to be reused as mulch or animal feed.
The Eco Harvester can operate in as little as 12 inches of water and is built so it only takes one person to operate. Additionally, our patent protected Eco Harvester is one-third the price of traditional harvesters, making it one of the most affordable Clasping-Leaf Pondweed removal machines on the market.
Herbicide Control of Clasping-Leaf Pondweed
Herbicide control is a great option for Clasping-Leaf Pondweed because you can literally apply the herbicide and then sit back and let it do its work. Most herbicides can control Clasping-Leaf Pondweed throughout the season and only needs to be applied once a year.
Herbicide Products To Control Clasping-Leaf
Hydrothol 191 Granular is highly effective at killing Clasping-Leaf Pondweed in the application area and not away from the targeted area. It’s active ingredient is Endothall, mono (N,N-dimethyl alkylamine) salt.
Hydrothol 191 Granular is a slow releasing herbicide which accounts for its long lasting effects. Studies show Hydrothol 191 Granular present in the lake bottom 3 months after its application and had no effect on aquatic life because of the slow release of active chemicals.
Navigate Granular is formulated on special heat treated attaclay granules that resist rapid decomposition in water. They quickly sink to your lake or pond bottom and release 2,4-D into the critical root zone.
Initial effects are indicated by brittle stems and curling leaf tips and are noticeable within 7 to 10 days. A full kill will occur within 3 to 5 weeks.