Farm Pond Program Planned for May 6th

April 26, 2021 - “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 AgriLIFE Extension Agent for agriculture. To help pond owners become better managers, A&M AgriLIFE Extension will sponsor a Farm Pond Management Seminar on May 6th, 2021 with registration starting at 5:30pm. 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 Control Using Biological Methods, Water Quality and Stocking rates. Ken Hale has spoken to producers all over East Texas and has worked with owners of small ponds and large lakes.

Lane Dunn, CEA/AGNR will cover Weed Identification, Control and Proper Timing Using Aquatic Herbicides. This is an excellent time for individuals to bring pond water samples to test for water quality. Weed samples may also be brought for identification and management options.

The seminar will be held at the Weldon Boles farm in Center. Take 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. No registration fee will be charged. 

Those who attend will receive 2.0 CEU’s (1 IPM and 1 Gen.) towards the requirements for the private applicators license. Please R.S.V.P. by April 28, 2021 by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at (936) 598-7744 for meal purposes. Meal is sponsored by McAdams Propane.

Anyone needing special assistance at an Extension Program should contact the Texas A&M AgriLIFE Extension Office of Shelby County at (936) 598-7744 at least one week prior to the program or event. 

Educational programs of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are open to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.The Texas A&M University System, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the County Commissioners Courts of Texas Cooperating.