Aquaculture/Fisheries Field Day to be Held Oct. 6 at UAPB

Debbie Archer School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

af-field-day-program-2016-v3_sep9_2016The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host Aquaculture/Fisheries Field Day on Oct. 6. The event will feature tractor tours, walking tours and educational posters that provide summaries of scientific results from the research and Extension efforts at UAPB’s Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence.

Registration, a trap shoot, poster sessions and tours will begin at 8:30 a.m. at UAPB’s Aquaculture Research Station off Oliver Road. Tours will end at 11:30 a.m. Mark Stoll, agri program manager for the Arkansas State Plant Board, is the featured field day speaker.

“Field Day allows us to showcase our research and Extension activities to stakeholders such as fish farmers and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in an informal setting,” Dr. Rebecca Lochmann, interim chair of the department of aquaculture and fisheries at UAPB, said. “The event is held onsite at the research station, so visitors can see first-hand where much of the actual work is conducted.”

The walking tour will feature presentations on “glowing” fish, progress with plant-based diets and related nutrient considerations for bass, feeding largemouth bass during hot water temperatures, kaolin for columnaris infections and classroom aquaculture and aquaponics.

The tractor tour will focus on demonstrations on the bacteria to control hydrogen sulfide, winter fish losses, recreational pond catfish stocking in fertilized and unfed ponds, F2 hybrid crappie for little to no reproduction in ponds and split pond intensive aeration including a yield verification data update.

For more information about the Field Day, contact Casandra Byrd at 870-575-8123 or byrdc@uapb.edu.

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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