Many landowners are building and stocking new ponds, as well as re-stocking old ponds that dried up, with fish to increase water reserves and provide fisheries for family enjoyment or income. It's good to take time to consider all of the values that ponds have to offer before actually beginning the dirt work.
In many situations, the use of grass carp is an economical, long lasting, and effective option. However, grass carp are not appropriate for every pond. Whether grass carp should be stocked in a pond or not, depends on the goals for the pond.
Whether aquatic vegetation causes problems or not depends on the goals for the pond, the types of vegetation present, and the amounts of vegetation present. For most pond goals, it is very desirable to have some aquatic vegetation present.
Longleaf pondweed (Potamogeton nodosus) is a native, perennial aquatic plant common to the Southern Great Plains. It is rooted and typically does not grow in water more than about 5 feet deep. It has...
Some of the best duck hunting is a result of abundant food, and the most important foods are primarily aquatic plants. Since most aquatic plants grow during the summer, management for those plants should be done at that time.
Aquatic vegetation can be beneficial when the right species in the right abundance are present. Some benefits of aquatic vegetation are erosion control, improved water quality, cover and food for many wildlife species.
ARDMORE, Okla. — The Noble Research Institute Plant Image Gallery is designed to assist farmers and ranchers, botanists, ecologists, natural resource managers, educators and hobbyists identify plants...