Pond preparation is critical to establish healthy and productive prawn rearing ponds. Routine sanitary measures can reduce disease incidence and keep pathogens at bay.
Graymont's hydrated lime products can be used during pond transition procedures and to correct pond pH during growth cycles. Pond water that becomes acidic will place unnecessary stress on many prawn species and may result in lower growth rates.
Sources of acidity may include acid soil runoff and water with a high concentration of organic acids from jungles leaching or entering into prawn farming ponds. It is common practice to apply calcium carbonate or lime products to correct overly acidic ponds however these practices need to be conducted carefully and in consultation with experts to ensure pond water does not become overly alkaline.