Algae overgrowth often indicates ecological imbalance. And common legacy treatments simply start the cycle again, causing severe unintended side-effects.
University of Massachusetts Amherst Cranberry Station Study
A three-year study (2014-2016) using our MicroSorb Formula on a historically algae-laden cranberry irrigation pond resulted in improved water quality and measurably decreased excess nutrients. The pond remained clear with one treatment each spring, and in the third year, no treatment was done and the benefits still persisted - no odorous muck despite comparable neighboring water bodies having significant issues that summer.
By adding the MicroSorb Formula to ponds and lakes with historical algae problems, excess nutrients like phosphorus are mitigated. Organic loading (fertilizer run-off, animal waste, failed septic systems, etc.) provides excess nutrients, but our beneficial microbes use these organic nutrients as food, rebalancing water quality and restoring the natural ecology.
Example of areas that we treat for nutrient imbalance
1) Recreational ponds and lakes
2) Cranberry bog irrigation ponds & ditches
3) Agricultural irrigation reservoirs and lakes
4) Golf course, landscape ponds, Koi ponds and other fish ponds and fishing lakes
5) Wastewater lagoons
Nutrient Balance With Archaea Technology
Field Pilot Study Following the success of the U Mass Amherst Cranberry Station study and several years of anecdotal success in treating recreational ponds and golf course ponds with the MicroSorb Formula, a formal field study commenced on three historically algae-laden cranberry irrigation ponds in Southeastern Massachusetts in Spring 2017. In all three ponds, water quality was dramatically improved in the irrigation ponds and ditches. The study will continue with another application in Spring 2019. Ag scientists at one of the top cranberry buyers in North America reviewed the data and have seen no residue concerns or food safety issues, which is not surprising given that the consortium consists of 100%-naturally occurring beneficial microbes.
MicroSorb provides the best performing bioremediation product on the EPA’s National Contingency Plan Product Schedule (NCPPS), and an engineering team with decades of application experience and success.