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Keep golf course ponds clear with powerful weed control

By Dean Mosdell, technical services manager, Syngenta

​​​​​​​Ponds on your golf course may look pristine from a distance; however, on closer examination, subsurface and surface aquatic weeds may have a foothold and can take over a pond very quickly. In addition to an undesirable appearance of aquatic areas, clogged filtration systems and damaged pump stations are a few problems aquatic weeds can cause in golf course ponds. Applying an aquatic herbicide can be the most efficient use of time and budget to keep ponds clear from unwanted floating, submerged and marginal weeds.

Using a fast-acting aquatic herbicide such as Reward® landscape and aquatic herbicide can offer targeted and powerful control of aquatic weeds. The first phytotoxic effects of Reward on above-water foliage in bright sunlight can be seen within an hour after treatment. Reward controls floating, marginal and submersed weeds including algae, cattails, hydrilla, pondweeds, salvinia, watermilfoil and more.

Key features of Reward include:

  • The ability to be directly applied to emerged and submerged weeds
  • Its use as a spot treatment or partial area treatment for weeds, offering application flexibility
  • Its tight binding to aquatic vegetation and soil sediment in water, resulting in minimal restrictions for irrigation
  • The option to be used with a tank-mix partner for control of submerged weeds for a broader weed spectrum and resistance management
    • Example: using Reward with copper for filamentous algae control

For more information about managing aquatic weeds on golf courses, contact your local Syngenta territory manager.

©2019 Syngenta. Important: Always read and follow label instructions. Some products may not be registered for sale or use in all states or counties and/or may have state-specific use requirements. Please check with your local extension service to ensure registration and proper use. Reward may be used only for aquatic weed control in New York in accordance with the Special Local Needs provisions of the EPA under a FIFRA Section 24(c) registration. You must comply with all of the limitations for use set forth in the 24(c) registration. Reward®and the Syngenta logo are trademarks of a Syngenta Group Company.