Pond Management and Weed Control

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Getting started

Weed Control in NW Florida Ponds

Contact Taylor County Extension Marine Agent, Geoff Wallat for a field evaluation of your pond at (850) 838-3508.

Local Aquaculture and pond equipment suppliers

  • Hicks Feed and Garden Center
    (850) 584-2068
    114 S. Jefferson St, Perry
  • Madison Farmer's Coop
    (850) 973-2269
    924 S. Horry St, Madison, FL
  • Waukeenah Farm Supply
    (850) 997-4460
    Monticello, FL 32344
  • Mayo Fertilizer
    (800) 556-6296
    Mayo, FL 32066
  • Huffman & Gilmore Feed Seed
    (386) 362-1201
    200 4th St NW, Live Oak, FL 32064
  • Helena Chemical
    (386) 462-4157
    12614 NW 77th Terrace Hwy 441 S, Alachua, FL 32615



Duckweed is a common problem in small ponds in Taylor County


Filamentous algae is another problem for small pond owners in Taylor County. Copper Sulfate is typically the cure, but only if alkalinity is high enough!


A permit is required for the purchase of grass carp in Florida. Visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) grass carp information page here for application, information and carp sources. Go directly to the FWC grass carp permit application form here

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