This course is the second in a series of three developed to introduce homeowners, hobbyists, or future commercial operators to the world of aquaponics. This course will provide a more detailed look at deep water culture, flood and drain, and commercial system designs. This course also features a tour of the instructor's very own aquaponic system and its components.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize questions to consider before beginning to design your deep water culture or flood and drain system
- Identify advantages and disadvantages of using a deep water culture system or flood and drain system
- Recognize different ways to build a deep water culture system and its components
- Identify produce and fish stocking recommendations
- Calculate potential income and expenses for commercial operations
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To maximize profits, small hatcheries and oystermen can focus on branding, marketing, and production techniques to increase demand without increasing costs. Utilizing unique oyster-culture practices, highlighting regional variations, creating a brand name, and attracting a loyal following can lead to increased sales and profits. (3 pages)
This publication examines common species of grubs that cause problems for pond fish in North America, explains the life cycle of each, and offers suggestions for grub management.
Esta publicacion analiza los matices de las leyes de agua de Texas que los propietarios deben navegar al ubicar, disenar y llenar sus estanques. (3 paginas)
This 3-page publication will explore the biology, regulations, and other considerations related to Mozambique tilapia.
Aquatic vegetation is a common problem in ponds, which can lead to low, dissolved oxygen fish kills, increased water evaporation, reduced access for recreation, reduced fish growth, and many other issues. In addition to mechanical, physical, and chemical control options, biological control is an efficient, relatively inexpensive way to manage some nuisance aquatic vegetation populations. […]