Pond Management Program to be held in Belleville

By Ryan Duey

Join K-State Research and Extension fisheries & and aquacultures specialist Joe Gerken as he talks about pond management from the ground up. Dr. Gerken will discuss general maintenance of the pond and how to be prepared for drought-like conditions. Topics included are pond depth, aeration, and nutrient loading. Keeping ponds happy and healthy is key to quality water supply for cattle.

Rounding out the night producers will hear from K-State Research and Extension wildlife specialist Drew Ricketts on how to take care of beavers, those pesky critters that sometimes call ponds home. Dr. Ricketts will discuss proper trapping, habitat modification, and exclusion.

This program will take place Tuesday, February 27th starting at 6:00 pm in Belleville at the fairgrounds inside the commercial building. An RSVP is requested by February 23rd to be included in the meal count. There will be a $10 registration fee payable at the door.

To RSVP or if you have any questions, contact livestock agent Kaitlyn Hildebrand at the Concordia Extension office.

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