Multi-county pond management program set for April 26 in Sutherland Springs

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS — Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Atascosa, Bexar, Guadalupe and Wilson counties will present the Pond Management Program from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 26 at Bugg Farms, 1287 County Road 314 in Sutherland Springs.

Southerland Springs is located 20 miles east of San Antonio in northern Wilson County.

Riparian areas that are a natural occurrence along creeks and around ponds provide the basics for both wildlife and livestock � water, shade, cover and food. (Texas AgriLife Research photo by Kay Ledbetter)

A multi-county Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Pond Management Program will be held April 26 at Bugg Farms in Sutherland Springs.  (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

Program registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with presentations beginning at 9 a.m.

Program presenters will be Jared Timmons, AgriLife Extension associate based in San Marcos, and Dr. Todd Sink, AgriLife Extension fisheries specialist based in College Station.

Topics will include feral hog management around ponds, aquatic weed management and fertilization, and pond recovery and restocking after drought.

Cost is $20 per person and includes handouts.

“Participants may bring samples of pond weeds the day of the program for identification,” said Bryan Davis, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources, Wilson County. “We also suggest attendees bring their own lawn chair to sit on and wear comfortable clothes, as we will be outside all morning during the program.”

Davis said three hours of continuing education units — one general and two integrated pest management — will be offered to commercial, non-commercial and private Texas Department of Agriculture pesticide license holders.

Attendees must RSVP by April 24 to AgriLife Extension offices in Wilson County, 830-393-7357, or  Guadalupe County, 830-303-3889.

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