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Speaker Spotlight - Eugene Braig

Monday, November 10, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Mr. Eugene Braig
Ohio State University Extension

Program Director, Aquatic Ecosystems

Eugene grew up fishing the Great Lakes with his grandfather. He is Program Director for Aquatic Ecosystems Extension, teaches fisheries management at The Ohio State University's School of Environment and Natural Resources, and is former Assistant Director of Ohio Sea Grant and F.T. Stone Laboratory. Eugene is active with the American Fisheries Society, is a past president of its Ohio chapter, and is current president of the Ohio Lake Management Society. His MS is in Fisheries Management.

Mr. Braig will speak multiple times in various tracks throughout the conference:

Tuesday: 12:00 - 1:00 PM - Lawn Care Track
Wednesday: 2:00 - 3:00 PM - General Pest Management Track

Current Lake Erie Algae Bloom and Water Quality Issues: Thoughts, Perspectives and the Futuristic View from an Aquatic Ecosystem Specialist
Presentation description:
A qualitative discussion of Lake Erie's and the region's recent nutrient issues that have manifested as nuisance blooms of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae or harmful algal blooms.

Tuesday: 2:00 - 3:00 PM - General Pest Management Track
Wednesday: 10:00 - 11:00 AM - General Pest Management Track

Aquatic Weed Control for Lakes and Ponds
Presentation description:
A discussion of the basics of managing nutrients in the landscape that constitute a pond's watershed, the application of appropriate herbicides, and alternative actions that may help manage aquatic vegetation in ponds and small lakes.



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