Source: AgriLife Today
“Aquaponics” is a relatively new way of intensified farming that combines aquaculture and hydroponics, according to Dr. Joe Masabni of College Station, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service vegetable specialist.
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“We are combining fish, which is the aquaculture, and hydroponics, which is vegetable production in soilless media,” Masabni said. “Whether it’s running water through pipes or a flood-and-drain system, the idea is to combine the two where the fish waste becomes food for the plants, and the plant roots clean the water by absorbing all the nutrients. The water then is recycled back to the fish.”