Arkansas, water nutrients, fish growth
Fertilization strategies have been used as a standard practice on Bob Kidd and other lakes and reservoirs to enhance the availability of phytoplankton and zooplankton as food sources for developing fish. The nominal practice is to use a fixed application rate and a constant ratio of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizer per acre of lake surface. The application technique varies as does the timing. Application techniques vary from spillage and bulk deposition of fertilizer at selected sites to broadcasting of pellets or a pre-mixed slurry via boat and/or airplane. Timing is usually in the spring under appropriate weather conditions.
Meyer, Richard L. and Shipley-Phillips, Jeanette K.. 1993. Determination of the Efficacy of Fertilization Practices on Bob Kidd Lake. Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. MSC126. 39