Penn State Cooperative Extension is offering a “Farm Pond Management” workshop 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at the Franklin County Ag Heritage Building, 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. Instructors will be Steve Bogash and Tom McCarty.
Bring a water sample from your pond and measure pH, dissolved oxygen, alkalinity and clarity. Find out what these things mean for your pond and how to adjust them. You will also learn about managing pond nutrients and common weed and algae problems. In addition learn how to evaluate a bass and blue gill pond and how to move toward your fishing goal. The day will end with how to inspect and maintain the pond’s banks and spillways.
Fee for the workshop is $20 ($25 per couple), which includes refreshments, notebook and water testing supplies. To register, contact Tom McCarty at email@example.com or 240-6500.