The 2017 Pond Clinic sponsored by the Portage and Geauga Soil and Water Conservation Districts and led by Eugene Braig, aquatic ecosystems specialist with Ohio State University Extension and the School of Environment and Natural Resources brought together more than 100 pond owners and is featured in the article, “There’s more to a backyard pond than plants and fish, experts say.”
Aeration often can do a pond good, says an expert at The Ohio State University. It can keep the pond from stratifying, which can make the water and the fish in it healthier. Stratification, a natural process, is when a pond forms a warm layer of water at the surface and a cold layer down at the bottom.
Eugene Braig, aquatic ecosystems program director in Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, will speak on the topic at the annual Farm Science Review trade show in London, Ohio.