FARM POND PROGRAM PLANNED
“Good pond management is essential to having a pond that will provide recreation and fish for the pond owner,” stated Lane Dunn, Shelby County Texas A&M AgrilLIFE Extension Agent for agriculture. To help pond owners become better managers, A&M AgriLIFE Extension will sponsor a Farm Pond Management Seminar on May 10th, 2016 starting at 6:00P.M.
The late afternoon program will focus on topics that include stocking rates, water quality for fish, weed identification and control with chemical and biological methods.
Ken Hale with Boatcycle out of Henderson will be discussing Weed Identification, Control, Water Quality, Stocking rates and Biological weed control using Tilapia”. Ken Hale has spoken to producers all over East Texas and has worked with owners of small ponds and large lakes. Jheri-Lynn McSwain, CEA-FCS will present “Ways to Prepare Delicious Fish Dishes”. Individuals may bring pond water samples to be tested for water quality. Weed samples may also be brought for identification.
Pond Day 2016 will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at Weldon Boles Farm
(96 South for 3 Miles toward San Augustine, Turn Left on CR 1006-Old City Lake Road, Turn at brown pipe fence on left.) Please bring Lawn Chairs 2 CEU (1-General, 1-Integrated Pest)
Ken Hale-with Boatcycle “Weed Control, Water Quality and Stocking Rates”
Jheri-Lynn McSwain-CEA/FCS “Ways to Prepare Delicious Fish Dishes”
Lane Dunn—CEA/Ag/NR “Weed Identification and Testing Water Samples”
Pond owners are encouraged to bring pond water samples to be tested for water
quality. Weed samples may also be brought for identification. There is no
cost for this program, although we ask for you to R.S.V.P. by May 4th with the
Extension Office for meal purposes. 936-598-7744 or 3223.