Farm Pond Management Seminar in Hemphill on Thursday, July 25

Are weeds, moss, and algae making your pond unsightly, ruining your fishing and taking the fun out of your water recreation?

“Good pond management is essential to having a pond that will provide recreation and fish for the pond owner,” stated Ronald Barlow, Sabine County Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent. To help pond owners become better managers, the Sabine County Ag Committee with sponsorship from Sabine County Farm Bureau will sponsor a Farm Pond Weed Management Seminar on Thursday, July 25, 2019 with registration starting at 5:30 pm.  Meal orders will be taken from 5:45 to 6:15 and the program will run from 6:00 – 8:00. 

The seminar will be held in Slice Pizza’s Banquet Room on the courthouse square in Hemphill, at 103 Oak Street. A $10 registration fee (payable to Sabine County Ag Committee) will be charged, as well as payment for your choice of meal.  Meal choices include pizza, pasta, salads, hoagies, hamburgers, wings, soup and daily specials.

The seminar will focus on topics that include weed identification and control with chemical and biological methods to improve your water quality, restore water-oriented activities and increase the value of your property by controlling aquatic nuisance weeds.

Brittany Chesser, Aquatic Vegetation Management Program Specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, who is also the Lead Diagnostic Scientist at Texas A&M’s Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory in College Station, will be the primary speaker. Brittany Chesser has spoken to producers all over Texas and has worked with owners of small ponds and large lakes.

This is an excellent time for individuals to identify their weeds and learn how to control them. Weed samples may be brought for identification and management options.

Those who attend will receive 2 CEU’s towards the requirements for the private applicators license, if so desired.

Please R.S.V.P., if possible, by July 24, 2019by texting or calling Ronald Barlow at 409-594-7400 for facility purposes.

Anyone needing special assistance at an Extension Program should contact the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Agent of Sabine County at 409-594-7400 several days 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.

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