The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Guadalupe County will present a pond weed management program May 4.
The event will run from 8:30-11 a.m. at 210 E. Live Oak St. in Seguin. Participants are encouraged to bring samples to the program for identification.
The cost is $10. RSVP to the Guadalupe County office at 830-379-1972 as space is limited to 65 attendees.
Two Texas Department of Agriculture general continuing education units are available to private, commercial and non-commercial applicators.
“This program is designed to help pond owners identify pond weeds and will give them options on control methods,” said Travis Franke, AgriLife Extension agriculture and natural resources agent for Guadalupe County.
AgriLife Extension aquatic vegetation program specialist Brittany Chesser, Bryan-College Station, will be the program speaker.
“For this program I will cover the identification of 10 aquatic vegetation species or groupings along with specific control options for each species,” Chesser said.
She said participants are encouraged to bring their aquatic plants found in or immediately surrounding their pond.
“Plants should be in good condition and may need to be preserved in a jar filled with pond water,” Chesser said. “Prior to and after the program I will spend time identifying the aquatic plants brought in.”