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Pond Weed Workshop – June 12th

Excess aquatic vegetation can be a source of frustration for pond owners.

Excess aquatic vegetation can be a source of frustration for pond owners.

Privately owned ponds and lakes are common across the Panhandle. Ponds are normally a source of  great enjoyment, but sometimes can cause frustration for their owners when aquatic weeds interfere with fishing. When unwanted or excess weeds build up in a pond, owners are often at a loss for how to manage the situation.  Fortunately, most aquatic weeds can be managed, if some basic principles are understood.

UF/IFAS Extension faculty from Calhoun, Holmes, Jackson, and Washington counties will be presenting a workshop on Thursday, June 12th to help educate pond owners regarding some of the principles of effectively controlling unwanted weeds in their ponds. Topics covered will include pond weed identification, weed control options, aquatic herbicide selection and application, and the use of grass carp for weed control.

The workshop will be held in Chipley, at the Washington County Agricultural Center, starting at 6:30 PM, June 12, 2014. There is a $ 5 registration fee for this event. Space is limited so early registration is highly encouraged. To register call the Washington County Extension Office at (850)638-6180 or email Mark Mauldin mdm83@ufl.edu.


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Author: Mark Mauldin – mdm83@ufl.edu

I am the Agriculture and Natural Resources agent in Washington County. My program areas include livestock and forage, row crops, and pond management.

Mark Mauldin

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