Whether for watering livestock, aquaculture, fishing and recreation, farm ponds can be practical, profitable and enjoyable. But having a healthy pond that meets specific goals requires adequate planning and management. The Pond Clinic is the perfect place to start.
- “Weed Control and Fish Stocking Rates,” OSU Extension educator Clif Little.
- “Nuisance Wildlife Control and Habitat Enhancement,” Joe Lehman, wildlife specialist with the Guernsey County SWCD.
- “Construction and Design,” Jim Mizik, technician with the Noble County SWCD.
There are more than 2 million farm ponds in the United States, accounting for an estimated 20 percent of the nation’s standing water. As a result, farm ponds have a large impact on the surrounding hydrology, geochemistry and movement of soil.
To register for the Pond Clinic, call the Noble County office of OSU Extension at 740-432-5624.
For details about the program, contact Little ator Wayne Shriver, manager of the station, at 740-732-2682.
The event is sponsored by OSU Extension and the Guernsey and Noble counties SWCDs.
The Eastern Agricultural Research Station is part of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC).