Aquaponic Farm Management Plan for leafy greens & herbs

From the aquaponic consulting and design company Regen Aquaculture comes the first edition of The Aquaponic Farm Management Plan: Leafy Greens & Herbs Module. Aquaponic consulting…

Singapore: Vertical farm grows rice and fish in the heart of the city

Innovators from Aqualita Ecotechnology have developed a shipping container fish farming system, while scientists from the Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory are testing out a multi-story rice farm. They show us how their urban farms are designed to fit into space-squeezed Singapore and also how their fish…

Aquaponics facility goes solar

The Blue Acre Appalachian Aquaponics Facility recently completed the installation of 164 solar panels onto its greenhouse through a project with Solar Holler. Solar Holler works to make clean energy affordable, rebuild the Appalachian economy and spread the benefits of clean energy to those who need it most. “Right from the…

US (UT): Botanic garden goes vertical to provide fresh crops

A number of groups are banding together to help address the needs of a food desert, using hydroponic gardening at the Farm on Ogden.  Watch here to see how they do it.   

CAN: Aquaponic research in the heart of Montreal

LabÉAU is the first large-scale aquaponics laboratory in the Province of Quebec. Located in the heart of Montreal, LabÉAU is a new research center that marks a turning point in the development of the province's aquaponics industry. ÉAU is an organization that specializes in aquaponics. Its mission is to…

FreshMinistries set to complete aquaponic project in South Africa

FreshMinistries, a Florida-based non-profit organization, is nearing completion of an aquaponics project in South Africa as part of its Desmond Tutu Program to End World…

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Nebraska City approves of aquaponic salmon farm

The Nebraska City City Council approved a forgivable economic development loan for a new Nebraska City business that plans to harmonize fish farming with vegetable production. Keil VanderVeen and Brad Moyer plan to produce 3,000 pounds of freshwater Atlantic salmon per month and use aquaculture waste for…

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Ghanese aquaculturist aims to help growers with aquaponics kit

In Ghana, Lawrencia Kwansah, an aquaculturist, recently nominated for the Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize is championing a new technique with her Aquaponics Hub. Kwansah established the hub to give families options for urban farming during the COVID-19 pandemic.  “With my knowledge and background…

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Nutrient release coefficient:

Batch reactor assay to determine elemental composition of aquaponic nutrient solutions

Aquaponics practitioners have empirically known for years that feeding and growing fish generates nutrient-rich water as a byproduct, which serves as fertilizer to grow plants that ultimately clean the water for the fish. Despite the efforts of a few investigators, the literature lacks a methodical…

Inside Eco-Ark: Singapore's high-tech fish farm

Marine engineer Leow Ban Tat wasn’t content to sail into a comfortable retirement. With the right technologies, farming methods and government support, he is living his dream of rearing healthy fish to feed the masses.  The story by CNA Insider is produced in collaboration with the Singapore Food Agency. Eco-Ark…

US (CO) Aquaponic garden provides fresh food for community

Hundreds of people are seeing the benefits of an Aquaponic Garden at a church in Colorado Springs. The unique garden at Mountain Springs Church started five years ago.…

Qatar: Agrico's aquaponics farm opened at Carrefour

Qatar Chamber first vice-chairman Mohamed bin Towar al-Kuwari has opened tan aquaponics internal farm for Agrico Agricultural Development at Carrefour inside City Center Doha. The opening ceremony was attended by Agrico chairman Ahmed al-Khalaf and managing director Nasser Ahmed al-Khalaf, as well as a…

Tunas Farm

Tunas Farm aims to facilitate affordable premium vegetables

With a goal to urbanize farming to create sustainable food production in cities, Indonesia-based start-up Tunas Farm leverages idle assets and turns them into food production using IoT and precision farming methods. The company believes that cities should be able to produce their own food due to…

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Fish welfare in aquaponics: effects of fertilizer on stress indicators in tilapia

The combination of hydroponics and aquaculture, or aquaponics, normally requires adding fertilizer to recirculated water to ensure optimal plant growth, but the effect of that fertilizer on fish welfare has not been studied in detail, especially for small urban and coupled aquaponic systems. In this…

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US (ME): Down East high schoolers are learning how to grow potatoes without soil

When Robin LaRochelle started as the aquaculture and aquaponics teacher at Jonesport-Beals High School in September, she was excited to network with other teachers in Maine that do what she does. She soon found out there weren’t any. Though other teachers and schools have done strong work to teach…

US (DC): Bellevue students get out of classroom for hands-on learning

On a recent afternoon, Bellevue High School junior Delaney Dunne carefully used a pair of scissors to remove the leafy green tops of several stalks of kale. She and her classmates, Alivia Wagner and Ryanne Dunn, had grown the plants using a self-contained aquaponics system at the high school. Now, they…


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