Aquaponics

Aquaponics systemA combination of fish and plant production using aquaculture and hydroponics systems, aquaponics is moving from the realm of experimental to commercial. Learn more about this production system and if it might be right for your backyard garden or farming operation.

Colorado State University. Cooperative Extension Service; Colorado Aquaponics

Workshop presentation focuses on establishing an aquaponic system. Includes information on system designs, fish species cultured, nutrient dynamics, plant crops and useful tips.

Southern Regional Aquaculture Center.

SRAC Fact Sheets and videos provide information on vegetables and fish produced by aquaponic methods in the Southern Region. Topics covered include economics; procedures and practices; system design and construction; and water quality.

New Mexico State University. College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

This introductory aquaponics guide describes the components of an aquaponic system, fish species and plants species suited for production, and considerations or challenges to growing fish and vegetables. Identifies and links to literature, web resources, online courses, forums, webinars and videos.

University of Hawaii at Manoa. College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR).

Covers the history of modern aquaponics production systems, provides building instructions for an inexpensive aquaponics system that includes illustrations and images, and a aquaponics best management practices checklist.

Agricultural Marking Resource Center.

Presents an overview of aquaponics, lists advantages over conventional crop production systems, and describes four plant growth subsystems: Ebb and Flow; Deep-water culture; Nutrient Film Technique; and Drip Irrigation.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Links to factsheets, articles, videos, and journals about aquaponics systems, crop production, water issues and more.  Identified resources are produced by universities, Extension, and other organizations.

University of Florida. Extension Service.

This guide discusses fish and plant selection; production methods; water sources and quality considerations; system sizing and startup; plant environment and nutrient solutions; fish health; marketing; postharvest handling; food safety considerations; and Florida regulations.

Pages