Aquaponics

Aquaponics system
A 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.

Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC). USDA and Texas A&M University.

These fact sheets are reviewed and revised annually when significant new information becomes available on the subject. Any that have not been revised are considered to represent the essential state of available knowledge. Fact sheets cover a wide variety of aquaculture topics including different culturing systems (i.e. open versus caged), species-specific profiles and production guides, diseases, and business marketing tools.

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.

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.

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