Ponds

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3 Ways to Attract More Ducks to Your Pond

To attract more ducks to your pond, manage for clearer water, less disturbance and more duck food.

Exclosures for Preventing Beaver Damage

Exclosures provide an effective means to prevent beavers from plugging pond overflow pipes and cutting individual trees.

Dead Fish in Summer? Low Dissolved Oxygen Is Usually the Culprit

Late-summer fish die-offs are often the result of low dissolved oxygen in farm ponds. Follow these management tips for a healthy pond environment.

Aquatic Plant Spotlight: American Lotus

Here’s how to identify the American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) plant and manage it to protect more desirable aquatic vegetation in your ponds and lakes.

Have Your Bass Stopped Growing? What You Do Next Depends on Your Goal

How to manage a stunted largemouth bass fishery depends on whether you want trophy fish or not. Here are best practices for either situation.

Seine Surveys Provide Insights About Fish Populations

A seine survey is a relatively easy way to learn about fish populations in impoundments and streams and to help improvement management decisions.

How to Properly Stock and Manage Channel Catfish

Channel catfish is one of the three most commonly stocked fish species in Southern Great Plains (largemouth bass and bluegill are the others). Properly managed channel catfish provides an enjoyable sport fishery with relatively predictable results.

Rock Weirs and Flumes Can Prevent Erosion

Rock weirs and flumes are effective options for preventing gully or ditch formation and for stopping the growth of existing gullies or ditches.

McMillan East Farm provides real-world examples

An update of the demonstration projects conducted on the property thus far.

Depth, watershed considerations guide pond design

Two characteristics that should be considered before constructing a new pond are depth and watershed.

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