The drought in 2015 and 2016 growing season followed by the surplus rainfall in the 2017 has caused problems for farmers in managing their irrigation ponds. A special meeting series will be offered to address these issues, and especially irrigation pond weed control management. This two session “Farm Irrigation Pond Management” meeting series will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 and Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at the UNH Cooperative Extension Office in Goffstown, NH from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Cost is $5.00 per individual for refreshments per meeting.
The topics for Part I of the two-part series include: New Hampshire Water Withdrawals Requirements; Pond Design Basic; Biology/Ecology of Ponds, Plant Life and Weeds; and Crop Insurance Update. The featured speakers are Stacey Herbold, Water Use Registration and Reporting Program – NH DES, Drinking Water and Groundwater Bureau; Mike Lynch, Resource Conservationist, NH NRCS; and Amy Smagula, Limnologist/Exotic Species Program Coordinator, NH DES.
The topics for Part II in of the two-part series include: Pond Weed Control Management; Pesticide Usage in Farm Ponds – Rules and Requirements; and NRCS Programs dealing with On Farm Irrigation. The featured speakers are Dr. Greg Bugbee, Associate Agricultural Scientist at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT; David Rousseau, Director, NHDAMF – Division of Pesticide Control and Chad Cochrane, Resource Conservationist-GIS Coordinator, NH NRCS.
Register HERE for the Tuesday, November 21, 2017 meeting. Please register by November 14.
Register HERE for the Tuesday, November 28, 2017 meeting at. Please register by November 21.
Each meeting is approved for 2.5 NH Pesticide Recertification credits. For more information, contact George Hamilton (603-641-6060, or George.Hamilton@unh.edu).
This seminar is sponsored by USDA/Risk Management Agency.