Yes, Cutrine Plus can be used on algae mats. You do not want to treat the entire pond all at once so that you do not harm the fish. You will use 1.5-2 gallons per surface acre of pond. You will treat 1/2 of the pond and wait 2 weeks and do the second treatment. Please see the product label for complete application instructions.
Cutrine Plus Algaecide should be used in calm and sunny conditions when the water temperature is at least 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This will help expedite the control results.
The typical dilution range of water to Cutrine Plus Algaecide is 9:1 when using a backpack-type sprayer or up to 50:1 when using water pump equipment or large tank sprayers.
Cutrine Plus Algaecide is one of our most popular algaecides, effective against the most popular varieties of pond algae. Please be aware this and other algaecides with copper should not be used in water containing koi, trout, or goldfish, or in water that sheep or goats may drink. We would encourage you to be sure that you have correctly identified the algae or plant that you are treating to ensure you are using the best products. You can find a good resource at pondplantid.com or by contacting your local Department of Natural Resources.
Cutrine Plus Algaecide does not require you to add a surfactant.
Yes, it is one part Cutrine Plus Algaecide and 9 parts water.
You should not use Cutrine Plus Aglaecide for small ponds containing koi fish. This is the verbiage from the product label: This product may be toxic to trout and other species of fish. Fish toxicity is dependent upon the hardness of water. Do not use in water containing trout if the carbonate hardness of water does not exceed 50 ppm. Do not use in waters containing Koi and hybrid goldfish. Not intended for use in small volume, garden pond systems.
Unfortunately we do not carry an algaecide to be used in small koi ponds. We recommend you talk to a local koi pond supplier.
You will use 1.5-2 gallons per surface acre of pond using Cutrine Plus Algaecide.
No, Cutrine Plus Algaecide is not harmful to honey bees.
Per the manufacturer Cutrine Plus Algaecide is safe for all potable water sources used for showering, swimming, laundry, irrigation, etc. The only restrictions would be if you had trout in the pond or if you were using the water for sheep as they both are sensitive to copper.
For best results, Cutrine Plus Algaecide should be applied during calm and sunny conditions when water temperature is at least 60ºF.
Yes, it would be safe when applied as directed on the product label.
Yes, it is fine to use Cutrine Plus Algaecide in water where animals may drink. You may just want to wait about an hour for the treatment to settle first.