In this Issue:
  • 2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 17-19
  • Mosquito Control Can Be As Close As A Farm Pond
  • Tips for Successful Pond Weed Management
  • Low Oxygen Fish Kills in Managed Ponds
  • Friday Feature: Remote Control Boat for Pond Herbicide Application
  • A Hook, Line & Sinker Approach to Pond Management
  • Does Your Pond Need Fertilization?
  • Spring is the Ideal Time for Aquatic Herbicide Application
  • Managing Aquatic Plants in Farm Ponds
  • Preventing and Responding to Flooded Fish Ponds  
  • Pond Management

    2017 Sunbelt Ag Expo – October 17-19

    The Sunbelt Agricultural Expo will celebrate its 40th anniversary with this year’s show to be held on Tuesday, October 17 through Thursday, October 19, 2017 just outside of Moultire, Georgia.  Physical Location:  290-G Harper Boulevard, Moultrie, GA 31788-2157.  Gates open at 8:30 AM Eastern Time and close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday and Wednesday, and …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/09/29/2017-sunbelt-ag-expo-october-17-19/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/30/mosquito-control-can-be-as-close-as-a-farm-pond/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2017/06/16/tips-for-successful-pond-weed-management/

    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/

    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/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2016/03/11/hook-line-sinker-approach-to-pond-management/

    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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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2015/04/24/spring-is-the-ideal-time-for-aquatic-herbicide-application/

    Managing Aquatic Plants in Farm Ponds

    Everywhere you look, plants are responding enthusiastically to Florida’s abundant rains, sunshine, and fertile soils; and this includes aquatic plants as well!  Florida’s has hundreds of types of aquatic plants and they are often an overlooked feature of Florida’s landscape. Overlooked that is, until their lush growth interferes with our use of the water. This …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/06/06/managing-aquatic-plants-in-farm-ponds/

    Preventing and Responding to Flooded Fish Ponds  

    Drenching rains brought unwelcome amounts of water to Northwest Florida this week. Many fish ponds received an overabundance of stormwater, pushing levels above drains, dams and levees.

    If your dam or pond needs repair after the storm, now is a good opportunity to rebuild or upgrade your drains and incorporate an emergency spillway. Old galvanized …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/phag/2014/05/02/preventing-and-responding-to-flooded-fish-ponds/

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