Aquaponics

Study on basil growth in aquaponics system with catfish

Basil (Ocimum basilicum) was cultivated in Rostock, Northern Germany, in a decoupled aquaponic system with African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) under intensive rearing…

Traveling the world to teach on aquaponic food security

A Plant City family is teaching their community about the importance of food security with Aquaponic systems. “I’ve traveled to 72 different countries doing missionary work,” Pastor Eric Gonyon said. “When I was in Haiti, I saw 4,000 orphans being fed on one of these aquaponic systems.” So, Pastor Gonyon…

Microgreens and edible flowers hugely sought after by high-end restaurants in Hong Kong

For Full Nature Farms, COVID-19 came as a blessing in disguise. The Hong Kong fresh produce market, which has always been relying heavily on imports, suddenly realized the benefits of local produce: reduce carbon footprint, lower transportation costs and even more importantly, a fresher product. “People…

L. Fruscella, B. Kotzen and S. Milliken

Organic aquaponics in the European Union

Towards sustainable farming practices in the framework of the new EU regulation

Research by L. Fruscella, B. Kotzen and S. Milliken highlights the sustainable farming practises applied to the new EU regulation.  Under the new Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/848 which has entered into law in January 2021, aquaponic produce cannot be certified as organic in the European Union. Given the…

Umami creates microgreens in the city center

Aquaponics in the heart of Zurich

They produce greens, but they travel to work by streetcar and don't need to put on weatherproof clothing. That's because Umami employees will harvest vegetables and herbs already in the early growth stages, as so-called microgreens. And they do so in a largely self-built facility, on the 4th floor of an…

Apollo Aquaculture Group

An eight-story vertical fish farm

Sometime soon, Apollo Aquaculture Group will have one of the world’s largest vertical fish farms up and running in Singapore. Though construction has been delayed by COVID-19, the farm, once complete, will scale eight stories. Crucially, says the company, it won’t only be the farm’s height that sets it…

"Also fish can be grown vertically"

Sometime soon, Apollo Aquaculture Group will have one of the world’s largest vertical fish farms up and running in Singapore. Though construction has been delayed by COVID-19, the farm, once complete, will scale eight stories. Crucially, says the company, it won’t only be the farm’s height that sets it…

Study on production of tilapia juveniles and lettuce using biofloc technology

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the use of the technology that has been named for the first time as FLOCponics (biofloc + hydroponic) (FP) and conventional…

Potato seeds made without soil in India

Potato Technology Centre, (PTC) Shamgarh, in the district in collaboration with Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) in Shimla and International Potato Centre (CIP), Peru, has started producing potato seeds in the air with the help of aeroponic technique. “We have started the process of growing…

Why urban aquaponics could help the Philippines weather Covid-19

With pandemic-related lockdowns and ageing farmers putting pressure on the Philippines’ food system, researchers at BFAR are embracing urban aquaponics to shore up the islands’ food security. “We’re looking at solar-powered urban aquaponics as an innovative way to ensure food security,” said Dr Joseph…

BFAR kicks off aquaponics demos in Bicol

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has now started the urban demonstrations of its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) livelihood intervention project in…

Sharjah's eco-domes with indoor growing areas

From aquaponic agriculture and solar-powered "rain-making" panels to energy saving eco-homes, the latest environmental projects at Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park offer a glimpse into the future of the UAE. Water and environmental technologies are two of the six key research projects…

Global News

Blood Tribe aquaponics farming project could hold key to food security

Blood Tribe resident Dan McGinnis is hoping to address several pervasive issues in rural Indigenous communities with the help of open-source aquaponics technology. “We’re hoping this can be a stepping stone to even greater things,” McGinnis said Monday. McGinnis said it was sparked by a lecture he sat in…

Z. Schmautz, T. Smits, C. Alberto Espinal, E. Frossard and R. Junge

Nitrogen transformations across compartments of an aquaponic system

Research by Z. Schmautz, T. Smits, C. Alberto Espinal, E. Frossard and R. Junge highlights the nitrogen transformations across compartments of an aquaponic system.  The presence and transformations of nitrogen (N) in the environment depend on a variety of environmental factors but are also strongly influenced…

School of Agricultural Equipment Engineering, Jiangsu

The influence of nozzles and spraying intervals on aeroponic butter-head lettuce

Recent research highlights the influence of atomization nozzles and spraying intervals on growth, biomass yield and nutrient uptake of aeroponically grown butter-head lettuce  The atomized nutrient solution droplet sizes and spraying intervals can impact the chemical properties of the nutrient solution, biomass…

Indian grower feeds neighborhood with aquaponic fresh produce

Since 2016, Pune-based Sameer has been growing vegetables using aquaponics, and has experimented with different kinds of fish to refine his technique. He has regular customers in his neighborhood who buy fresh produce from him.  In 2016, Sameer A, an IT professional and avid reader, came across an aquaponics…

Growing greens for school lunches

Even though the coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the Cranbury School operates it has not stopped the harvesting of vegetable greens from the school’s aquaponics system.  The greens grown through this system are still being used for school lunches. The aquaponics system is a method of growing plants…


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