Aquatic Barley Straw Extract is the new development from the traditional old time remedy for algae control algae using barley straw bales.
The use of barley straw bales for the control of algae in water has been well documented in Europe and can be traced back to the pre-industrial era, when farming and agriculture prevailed.
When barley straw bales are placed in water, they begin to decompose.
This process of decomposition releases phenolic compounds, these compounds have a natural signature similar to that of hydrogen peroxide.
It is these natural compounds that are believed to be the factor which give barley straw its natural ability to limit new growth of algae.
Some of the limitations of using barley straw bales is that they need to be correctly placed in the water body, loosely bundled and require adequate circulation in a well oxygenated water body.
Barley straw bales can take from 4 to 8 weeks for the decomposition process to commence working, so is relatively slow to take effect.
Due to some of these limitations of using barley straw bales, Aquatic Barley Straw Extract has been developed as a convenient way to deliver the same benefits of limiting new algae growth which is natural, ecofriendly and safe.
Aquatic Barley Straw Extract is made from all natural, Australian grown barley and is a 100% Australian product which is grown, harvested, processed and distributed by Australian owned and operated companies.
It’s a highly concentrated extract which can be delivered quickly and easily to limit new algae growth in lakes, dams, ponds, fountains, water features and fish tanks.
The product is manufactured for Australian conditions and water bodies.