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Thinking about taking the plunge with aquaponics?


April 24, 2014
By Dave Harrison

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.

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.

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The early bird special for the workshop ends April 28. Registration includes a light breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.

Topics include:

• 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.

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

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 info@noafisheries.ca or call 416-546-6623.
 


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