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2014-2015 University Catalog 
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SFS 31100 - Aquaponics

Credit Hours: 1.00. There has been significant renewed interest in the investigation of integrated fish-food plant systems. Such systems have a long and rich history, particularly in Asia, and our impending food crisis has kindled an interest in developing aquaponic systems in western countries. Many growers are turning to controlled environment and hydroponic production methods to produce high-value crops in tight quarters. High input costs can, however, be a limitation. High value food plants and fish can be a natural marriage. The waste disposal problem of the fish can become the nutrient supply to the plants. Typically offered Fall.