Ok, so as many know, I’ve been trying to dig a new pond, just south of my gazebo. I figured the spot was just about perfect, I’d have to net leaves in the fall, fence it to keep dog out, and watch for heron. I have a new potential hazard. Crop spray. I had a die off in my current pond, which I couldn’t pin point the cause of, but I pulled all the fish out I could catch, and put them in mini pond, tanks, and wading pool, lost a lot, including the butterfly koi I’d bought, but the fresh water is working. I’ve since discovered that cotton, which is what’s being grown to the south, is a chemical heavy crop, sprayed and fertilized, and spayed some more, with growth inhibitors, pesticides, defoiliates, and more. Which means that unless the guy who owns that field will let me know when he’s spraying ahead of time, I risk my water catching chemical drift, killing fish, messing things up big time. So, does anyone else have a pond near cotton fields, and if so, what effects have you seen?