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Texas Pond Management Seminar March 19

A landowner pond management program focused on fish stocking rates and and improving aquatic ecology will be held in Cleburne, Texas, at 1 p.m. on March 19

The program is open to the public and will be held at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Johnson County, 109 W. Chambers St. Cost is $15, and seating is limited.

Reserve a spot by calling AgriLife Extension offices in Johnson County at 817-556-6370, Hood County at 817-579-3280 or Somervell County at 254-897-2809, or by registering online.

Brittany Chesser, AgriLife Extension aquatic vegetation management program specialist, Bryan-College Station, will discuss pond and tank management, vegetation control methods, and the best treatment options to control unwanted aquatic vegetation.

Steven Smith, Noble Research Institute wildlife and fisheries consultant, Ardmore, Oklahoma, will cover water quality and watershed management, fish stocking rates and management of existing fisheries.

Both experts will discuss best management practices that will help landowners manage their ponds to meet individual goals, whether for sport fishing or other recreational uses.

One general Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education unit is available for licensed applicators.

“Attendees can expect detailed information that will help them develop a quality plan for managing the stock tanks and ponds on their property,” Chesser said.

She said attendees are also encouraged to bring plants for identification, and to ask questions related to their pond and stock tanks.


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