In this Issue:
  • Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond
  • Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management
  • Low Oxygen Fish Kills in Managed Ponds
  • Pond Weed Management Workshop June 8th
  • Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application
  • Pond Management Workshop – February 15
  • Panhandle Pond Management Workshops May 31 & June 7
  • A Hook, Line & Sinker Approach to Pond Management
  • Does Your Pond Need Fertilization?
  • Spring is the Ideal Time for Aquatic Herbicide Application
  • Pond Management

    Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond

    The consistent and ample rains of late over Florida’s Panhandle assure enough moisture is available for row crop production and development, and forage growth. It has also minimized, if not eliminated, the need for irrigation and its associated cost.

    As with anything good, there is always an associated negative component which cannot be avoided. In …

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    Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management

    Every year as the temperatures get warmer the number of calls related to weed problems in fish ponds increases. That was the case this year also, with one notable difference; the calls started coming in March and April, not June and July as they would during a “typical” year. Aquatic weeds typically die back or …

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    Low Oxygen Fish Kills in Managed Ponds

    Fishermen aren’t the only people concerned with keeping ponds healthy, because fish can serve purposes other than adorning the dinner table. Some are kept as pets, and others serve to keep ponds free of aquatic weeds that might take over. Regardless of their purpose, sometimes things go wrong with fishponds. Anyone who owns or uses …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/05/12/low-oxygen-fish-kills-in-managed-ponds/

    Pond Weed Management Workshop June 8th

    A pond can be a source of great enjoyment or great frustration for a landowner. Excessive growth of aquatic plants can be one of the surest ways to tip the scales from enjoyment to frustration. Pond weeds can alter the aesthetics of a pond and have a negative impact on recreational activities, like fishing and …

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    Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application

    This week’s featured video highlights an innovation for managing pond weeds.  Lake Restoration Incorporated has developed a remote control, miniature air-boat for applying pond herbicides.  Spraying weeds can be a real challenge for pond owners, but this product could make aquatic herbicide application fun.  The TORMADA application boat will hold one gallon …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/04/07/friday-feature-remote-control-boat-for-pond-herbicide-application/

    Pond Management Workshop – February 15

    February 15, 2017 UF/IFAS North Florida Research and Education Center
    155 Research Rd, Quincy, FL 32351 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. (Eastern)

    Topics:

    • Pond Management Goals

    • Fish Stocking Options for Your Pond

    • Fish Management Options

    • Water Quality and its Management

    • Weed ID & Control

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    Panhandle Pond Management Workshops May 31 & June 7

    Ponds can be a source of great enjoyment. However, properly managing them to meet your desired goals can be challenging. Panhandle Pond Management, a two part series being offered by UF/IFAS Extension, is designed to help pond owners/managers become more successful in reaching their goals. Specialists from campus will be onsite to share their expertise. …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/05/06/panhandle-pond-management-workshops-may-31-june-7/

    A Hook, Line & Sinker Approach to Pond Management

    Florida is home to literally thousands of ponds, some natural, some man made. Most of these ponds are used solely for recreation. However, some ponds are used for farming needs, whether for irrigation or livestock purposes. In either case, ponds can provide excellent fishing environments, if managed properly.

    A good philosophy to have when thinking …

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    Does Your Pond Need Fertilization?

    Recreational farm ponds vary in size and purpose and management goals differ widely from owner to owner. Some pond owners want clear water with only small amounts of vegetation and a few fish to catch. This pond is meant mainly for relaxation and aesthetics. Other pond owners want to fish more often, but also want …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/05/01/does-your-pond-need-fertilization/

    Spring is the Ideal Time for Aquatic Herbicide Application

    Similar to Goldilocks’ porridge, water temperature doesn’t need to be too hot or too cold, it needs to be just right for using aquatic herbicides (70o – 80o F). Here in Florida these optimum water temperatures occur in the spring. Water temperature largely regulates the growth of most aquatic weeds; cool temperatures slow or stop …

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