U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor to be luncheon speaker at Aquaculture/Fisheries Field Day Oct. 2 at UAPB

Debbie Archer | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

AFforFBPINE BLUFF, Ark. – U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor will be the luncheon speaker at Aquaculture/Fisheries Field Day Oct. 2 at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Field Day registration, a trap shoot, poster sessions and tours will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the UAPB Aquaculture Research Station off Oliver Road. The Catfish Farmers of Arkansas sponsored luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m.

A tractor tour will feature presentations on preventing fish losses from hydrogen sulfide, developing crappie hybrids and triploids, whether golden shiners can be raised in the new split-pond production systems and the fundamentals of split-pond engineering.

The walking tour will focus on evidence collected to date of fish losses due to diving ducks, successful trials growing largemouth bass indoors, treating diseases in split ponds and intensive systems, veggie diets for bass and what consumers will pay for catfish and baitfish.

Field day activities will be followed by a Catfish Farmers of Arkansas board meeting at 1 p.m. and an Arkansas Catfish Promotion board meeting at 2 p.m.

For more information about the Field Day, contact Casandra Byrd at 870-575-8123.

The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Program offers its programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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