Allen Pattillo
Extension Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist

515-294-8616
pattillo@iastate.edu

 

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Traditional gardens require planting in the spring and attention in the summer before yielding a harvest. But gardening in January? It’s possible through aquaponics. Learn how at a workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Iowa pond owners have available to them a series of three video lectures designed to provide pond management strategies.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the 2016 Iowa Aquaculture Conference on Nov. 17 to provide farmers information about Iowa’s newest livestock industry.

Rainy periods like this fall test the integrity of ponds and there isn’t much you can do solve problems in the middle of a downpour. The best course of action is proper construction.

ISU Extension and Outreach fisheries specialist D. Allen Pattillo will host an Aug. 3 webinar where James Shelton, University of Georgia, will discuss management of recreational ponds as part of a series discussing aquaculture production.

A series of webinars discussing aquaculture production will be hosted by Allen Pattillo, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach fisheries and aquaculture specialist.

Recent weather conditions may have pond owners battling an abundance of aquatic plants. While the plants are a necessary and beneficial component of a natural ecosystem, too many can cause issues for pond owners, says an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach fisheries specialist.

Fish producers can stay current on the areas of fish health, feeding practices, water quality and water treatment by referring to the standard operating procedures for aquaculture outlined in new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publications.

A new bio-dome display at Iowa State University’s Reiman Gardens looks into the future of farming in space, as well as here on Earth. The bio-dome is the main attraction in the Hughes Conservatory through Nov. 15 as part of Reiman Gardens’ space and science fiction theme this year.

Having 2 percent of the total pond surface open throughout the winter will help pond owners avoid fish kills, according to ISU Extension and Outreach fisheries and aquaculture specialist Allen Pattillo.