Ponds and small lakes are complex ecosystems. This publication discusses the living and non-living components of ponds, as well as interactions between these components. Landowners can use this information to better info More... Free Download
Good fishing is just one of the benefits that ponds provide Indiana landowners. But proper planning and ongoing management are essential. This publication, part of our Pond Management series, will help you develop a plan More... Free Download
Ponds can provide landowners with fishing for sport and food. But careful planning and ongoing management are required. In this publication, Purdue University researchers offer a template for pond owners to record inform More... Free Download
This guide identifies commonly stocked fish and problem fish that may be encountered in Indiana ponds. It includes full-color pictures and information about sunfishes, other panfish, sport fish, catfishes and bullheads, More...
People must use common sense when making pesticide and fertilizer applications to a pond. Follow label directions and watch the weather. A fish kill complaint is serious and requires a quick response and a thorough inves More...
Vegetation is an important part of any aquatic system, but sometimes, aquatic plants can get out of control and create problems. This publication explains the benefits of aquatic vegetation, describes the problems posed More... Free Download
This publication addresses the benefits of having aquatic vegetation and problems it can cause. The publication also includes an aquatic plant identification guide with color photos along with methods to control aquatic More... Free Download
Duckweed and watermeal are surface-floating plants that can make a pond unsightly and unusable, and can indirectly harm fish. This publication explains how to identify these aquatic plants and provides strategies for man More... Free Download
If you're a Hoosier considering adding a pond to your rural property, start with this publication. It helps you figure out what questions you should ask before you move the first shovel full of dirt. It gets you started More... Free Download
If you're a Hoosier considering adding a pond to your rural property, you'll want to read this list of questions that other people in the same position have been asking. Compiled by a Purdue Extension educator, the quest More... Free Download
This publication provides tips for reducing mosquitoes in and around homes, and for large and small ponds, natural ponds, water gardens and storm water ponds. It also includes preventative checklists for pond owners and More... Free Download
The use of barley straw for algae control has received a lot of publicity in recent years. It is now common to find small barley bales being sold in nurseries and garden shops for use in water gardens and small pools to More... Free Download