This course provides instruction of the principles and practical application of an aquaponics culture system. Students will be introduced to the history as well as a variety of system designs that maintain quality by various solids removal techniques. Also covered will be fish production, plant production, and fingerling production.
Participants will learn the technology through presentation of the theory and practical skill development. Water quality labs will cover the methods of analysis and the use of water quality test kits. Lab work will include fish handling, vegetable production and system operation. An in-depth hands-on experience in our on-site greenhouse will also enhance the outcomes and learning objectives of this class.