April 24, 2014, Guelph, Ont. – Hoping to take the plunge into aquaponics?
Noa Fisheries is hosting a two-day aquaponics conference on May 26-27 at the University of Guelph.
The early bird special for the workshop ends April 28. Registration includes a light breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.
• Commercial aquaponics design.
• Water quality.
• Breeding to harvest for: fresh water prawn and tilapia.
• Plant production.
• Biochar uses in aquaponics.
• Food safety.
• Greenhouse heating and lighting.
• Nutrition and alternative feed.
• Marketing and business plans.
Speakers include Dr. Nick Savidov of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development; Charlie Shultz of Lethbridge College; Dr. Kevin Fitzsimmons of the University of Arizona; Donald Bailey of the University of the Virgin Islands; and Steve Naylor of OMAFRA.
In addition, a one-day course demonstrating how a home and/or classroom aquaponic system can be built will be held on May 28.
In this one-day build workshop, Meg Stout will demonstrate how to build an aquaponics system for your backyard or classroom using easy-to-find and locally sourced materials.
Stout is the author of Aquaponics for Dummies and the chair of the Aquaponics Association.
She will build a hybrid aquaponic system with both a media bed and deep water culture (raft). She will show how to make a swirl filter with a 10-gallon bucket and explain how to build a hoop house to house the entire system.
Click here to register.
For more information e-mail
or call 416-546-6623.
Thinking about taking the plunge with aquaponics?
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