POND MANAGEMENT FIELD DAY
Pond Management usually becomes a hot topic around this time of year. Folks are making plans to improve their pond, and are interested in information on how to do that. Many want to stock their pond, and would like to do it properly. In addition, persons with farm ponds or lakes are always interested in other areas of improvement for a good source of water.
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in Rains, Wood, and Van Zandt Counties will be hosting a Pond Management Field Day on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. This program will be held at Greene’s Lake, located southeast of Emory.
From Canton— Prior to the Hwy 69 and 19 intersection – you will turn right on FM 3274. Continue down FM 3274 for 4.2 miles until you reach county Road 2300 (if you reach HWY 779, you have gone too far). Take a right on RCR 2300 for .5 mile and then turn left on Greene’s Lake Private Drive. Watch for signs leading into the location, or contact the Extension Office for a map.
Our speaker for the day will be Dr. Billy Higginbotham, Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Specialist, from the Texas A&M Research and Extension Center in Overton. Topics will include Pond and Lake Management, Aquatic Weed Identification, Aquatic Weed Control Methods, Stocking Techniques and Rates, Fish Care, and Water Quality.