AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Pond Management Class from 9 a.m. – noon Oct. 2 at Hornsby Bend Biosolids Management, 2210 S. Farm-to-Market Road 973 in Austin.
“This class will be useful to landowners wanting to build a pond on their property, as well as those who already have a pond on their property and would like to learn more about maintaining or stocking it,” said Julie Ansley, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, Travis County.
Ansley said the program speaker will be Dr. Peter Woods, AgriLife Extension fisheries program specialist, Bay City. His topics will include pond site selection, construction, sealing, fertilizing, clearing and stocking, as well as aquatic plant control and feeding.
Three continuing education units – two general and one integrated pest management – will be offered for Texas Department of Agriculture private pesticide applicators. Refreshments will be provided.
Program preregistration prior to 3 p.m. Sept. 28 is $20 and must be paid by check or money order made out to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Payment can be made at the AgriLife Extension office for Travis County, located at 1600-B Smith Road in southeast Austin.
Registration after Sept. 28, including on-site, will be $25 and also must be paid by check or money order.
Attendees are requested to RSVP to Sue Carrasco at 512-854-9600 or firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure an accurate count for handouts and refreshments, and for any additional program information.