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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 2, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas                                New Texas July Agent depletion a problem in farm ponds By BILL SCHUMANN County Extension Agent During the dry farm fish ponds often suffer from oxygen and the result is fish die Oxygen depletion can result from a combination of some of which cannot be controlled by the One of these is the still and cloudy con ditions do little to generate oxygen production in a farm In this condition can cause dieoffs of oxygenproducing phytoplancton which may further increase oxygen In cold heavy rain can cause a pond to turn which further increases oxygen demand and the likelihood of a A pond owner can do several things to lessen the likelihood of an oxygen One is to maintain fish below pounds per surface This can be a problem for pond owners managing in tensively for catfish in small Weed control in the spring rather than summer will also help reduce oxygen If weed control treatments are make spot treatments to prevent too much plant decomposition at one If oxygen depletion is an im mediate the oxygen level can be increased by pumping water from near the surace and spraying it back over the Another option is to back a boat and trailer into the water and use the outboard motor to circulate the these corrective techniques are treatments and really do little to solve the real If the cause of an oxygen depletion is take appropriate corrective dry weather lies and oxygen depletion problems will only Proper management now may prevent dead fish later Summer care of pecans Pecans need special attention in the That means applying zinc sprays controlling aphids and pruning and Pecan scab will likely be a serious problem because of recent Fungicide sprays of Topsin or Super Tin will prevent scab from overtaking the entire Homeowners should use Cibolo looks at purchase of computers ByJOHNKASTNER Correspondent Cibolo City Council Tuesady af ternoon special workshop session voted to look in the possibilities of purchasing a computer accounting system after hearing some fact and figures by councilman Harris told the council that there were some options open to the one being the possible purchase of a Datapoint 40 Megabyte accounting Harris explained that one big advantage of purchasing such a system would be the location of the computer Since theyre located in if we break we could be up and running in a couple of he Mayor Sam Bauder said the city would be considering other computer systems in the near future before a decision is The system wopuld cost and would probably need not be upgraded well into Harris we could spend for a 10 Megabyte system and receive additional soft ware in a piecemeal he Council approved Timber Techs low bid for the citys new main tenance garage roof which will also include either a skylight or a vent provided by the Bauder asked the council to con sider if the city should hire a delinquent tax Council agreed it is necessary and will consider someone to work on a free pluspercentage Council also approved a hike in garbage rates from the present month to One dollar will go towards the city while the remainder will go to Waste Management of San which currently holds the citys garbage collection con Waste Management has also asked the council to allow it to begin distributing 92gallon rollaway containers throughout the city so that garbage pickup can bf ci4 back to can develop on pecans in ahy part of Texas as the weather Is wet and Webworms are in abundance again this year and also should be trees are weakened by the loss of leaves from this This also reduces Pecan growers have had to worry about sugarcovered leaves every summer due to aphid in Zolone or malathion sprays can give homeowners good control of both of these Summertime drought is always a and pecans will suffer if they do not receiverat least one inch of water per week from June through two inches is A mature pecan tree will use more than 100 gallons of water per If trees go more than three weeks without serious crop loss can Weeds and grass also use soil so keep competitive vegetation to a minimum under pecan With shallow soil and vegetation under a weekly Irrigation will be On young pecan weeds slow down growth more than anything so use a contact herbicide such as Roundup to keep the limb spread area Pecan trees less than four years of age should have only one main If three or four trunks simply cut the weaker ones and leave the strongest Young trees also should receive zinc sprays every two weeks to in sure maximum Make your final nitrogen applicatin in because later applications and probably result in freeze injury in December or Freeze Injury is showing up In parts of Texas on mature pecan Sometimes it is a limb or but it Is the entire Warm winters mixed with an oc casional cold spell are much more serious than a cold Varieties which were productive last fall such as Wichita or Mahan have been hit the Since the pecan has a short chillittg requirement of only 400 it can have active sap as long as weather Is weak pecan trees did not go completely and when freezes do freeze injury Homeowners should wait until mid summer to prune out dead limbs to avoid removing limbs which may to City Secretary Waste Management has weekly semes to the lire iff of town using tfee jtte fayr JM ccon bays teen voiced JULY Mens PinHi Knit Shirts Ocean Solid Knit Shirts Ocean Corduroy Shorts Printed Mens Shorts Mens Lightweight Elastic Back Pants or or Mens Classics OFF Sportswear Ladies Tank Tops By Wliispers Boys 4 to 20 Play wear Girls 4 to 14 Playwear n t Toddlers Playwear Junior Bummer Playwear Misses Summer Price Junior Tops Skirts by Trilogy Junior Su rn in er Sports wea r 2050 OFF Large Selection Misses Dresses 2050 OFF Special Group Wornens World Tops Misses Woven Tops Skirts Pants Misses Summer Shorts Misses Camp Shirts Sheeting Pants 25 OFF Large Group Misses Summer Separates Select Group Ladies Handbags Group Ladies Summer 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