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Fish farmers are committed to providing a safe, healthy product
The lake I frequently cast a fishing line into is teaming with good-tasting bluegill and crappies. I've never been concerned about eating the fish. They appear healthy, reproduce well, and...
There is no such thing as 100% safe ice
I go ice fishing every winter and so far – knock on wood – I haven’t fallen through. I’m always aware of the ice conditions because no fish is worth an icy dunk in the water...
Draining the pond can be done several ways, and some quicker than others
Late fall and early winter is a good time for pond management, such as removing silt to make the pond deeper, vegetation control, or to get rid of unwanted fish species. This often requires draining...
Last spring I told you how we reseeded the bank of our pond. Despite a dry summer, the effort was worth it. Here are some before and after photos. It was a good year for our pond. The water stayed...
The 2013 Beautiful Places photo contest, sponsored by Exmark Mowers, gave readers a chance to share a place they called "Beautiful." Here are some wonderful waterscapes!
An Illinois couple transforms a pond from murky to marvelous.
When the kids say they're bored this summer, raise some tadpoles
It's great fun for both young and old to catch tadpoles and watch them develop into frogs. Steve Johnson is an associate professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Florida. He says the...
Pay attention to water conditions and use common sense to avoid health risks
It feels good to take a cool dip in the pond on a hot day. But there's always more to the water than meets the eye. Bob Broz is an extension water quality specialist at the University...
Hydrilla can take over the pond if not controlled
You don't want Hydrilla taking over your pond. It's a nasty water weed, and can become a tangled mess. Greg Lutz is an aquaculture professor at Louisiana State University's...
During the drought last year, the water level in our pond dropped by several feet. Some ponds in our area dried up completely. But after winter snows and spring rains, our pond is back to normal and...