UACES Facebook Aquatic weed control workshop set for Feb. 10 at Stuttgart

Aquatic weed control workshop set for Feb. 10 at Stuttgart

By the U of A System Division of Agriculture
Feb. 3, 2017

Fast facts:

  • Arkansas County Extension Office sponsoring Feb. 10 aquatic weed workshop
  • No cost to attend. Info: Grant Beckwith, Grant Beckwith, 870-946-3231

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STUTTGART, Ark. – Where there’s water, there are probably aquatic weeds. Learn to manage water weeds on Feb. 10 at a daylong workshop to be held at the Rice Research and Extension Center in Stuttgart.

George Selden, an aquaculture and fisheries specialist with the Cooperative Extension Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, will discuss aquatic weed identification and chemical and cultural control methods. After lunch, he will show how to manage reservoirs and ponds for fish production.

There’s no cost to attend and lunch is provided. The workshop starts at 9:30 a.m. with registration. The Rice Research and Extension Center of the Division of Agriculture is located on Arkansas Hwy. 130 East of Stuttgart.

“Many who live and work in the Delta have reservoirs, irrigation ditches and ponds and we hope this meeting will enable area residents to make their reservoirs and ponds more productive for irrigation and recreation,” said Grant Beckwith, Arkansas County interim extension staff chair for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

For more information, contact the Arkansas County Extension Office at 870-946-3231. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action institution.  If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate or need materials in another format, please contact the Arkansas County Extension Office as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay. 

 

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By Mary Hightower
The Cooperative Extension Service
U of A System Division of Agriculture

Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
(501) 671-2126
mhightower@uaex.edu

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