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Register Now for June 9 Free Pond Clinic in Southeastern Ohio

May 25, 2011
BELLE VALLEY, Ohio -- Ohio State University and the Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCD) of Guernsey and Noble counties will hold a free pond clinic from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Rd. (Township Highway 126), in Belle Valley.

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.

Presentations include:

  • “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 at 740-732-5681 or 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).

OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Mauricio Espinoza
Clif Little