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Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office-Williamson County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 10, 2023
AQUATIC VEGETATION & FISHERIES POND MANAGEMENT 5 CEU PROGRAM
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9th
Lakeview Pavilion, Old Settlers Park, Round Rock
This RARELY OFFERED Multi-County Pondside event will focus on:
• AQUATIC VEGETATION IDENTIFICATION
• IPM WEED MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES,
• FISHERIES STOCKING STRATEGIES
• MAINTAINING POND HEALTH
• LAWS AND REGULATIONS INVOLVED FOR AQUATIC VEGETATION MANAGEMENT
5 CEUs are offered by the Texas Department of Agriculture.
Speakers and Demonstrations will include:
❖ Brittany Chesser, Aquatic Vegetation Management Specialist and Lead Diagnostic Technician TAMU,
will lead the discussions on how to identify aquatic plants and algae species, applying integrated
pest management techniques to control plant species and improve overall pond health.
❖ Dr. Todd Sink Associate Professor TAMU, Department of Range, Wildlife and Fisheries Management,
Extension Specialist, Director of the Aquatic Diagnostic Laboratory, who will guide you to the
processes involved in fish stocking and management to meet your desired fisheries goals.
❖ Garrett Stamport, Fisheries Biologist and Herbicide Specialist with PRISTINE POND SOLUTIONS in
Texas and Louisiana will demonstrate biological and chemical applications, sprayers and injection
This One-Day program will be held at the: Old Settlers Park Lakeview Pavilion 1301 Harrell Parkway,
Round Rock, Texas
Demonstrations will be held lakeside.
This program is open to all and is a collaboration with County AgriLife Extension Offices in
Williamson, Bell, Lee, Milam, Travis and Burnet Counties and the Williamson County Farm Bureau.
Cost for the program $75 and includes LUNCH and 5-CEUs.
To find out more information, contact Gary Pastushok or Kristal at Williamson County AgriLife
firstname.lastname@example.org at the Extension Office at 512-943-3300.
Gary Pastushok (512)943-3300
Williamson County Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Agent 100 Wilco Way, Suite AG201,
Georgetown, Texas 78626
Registration is now OPEN for this rare multi-county hands-on live pond program. Establishing, and maintaining stock pond fisheries and managing aquatic plants and algae, understanding water quality, and feeding your ponds are the key topics. State-wide Fisheries Expert and Director of the Diagnostics Laboratory – Dr. Todd Sink and Lead Aquatics Vegetation Specialist Brittany Chesser will lead the discussions.
This week consisted mainly of stacking, loading and hauling hay. It was a big task that took up a majority of the week alongside some small tasks around the farm. On top of moving hay, we took one of our older brangus bulls to the Milam County Livestock Auction. We routinely check cows and fences daily to make sure they are healthy and staying where they need to be. One of our newer bulls had a puncture wound in his right rear outside claw so we had a vet come and dig/flush it out which was very cool to see. We have even had a few calves drop here recently!
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