Delaware State University
A workshop series offered by the DSU Cooperative Extension Aquaculture Technical Assistance and Outreach Program
Come join us as we explore aquaponics, the integration of aquaculture and hydroponics. The primary goal of the Aquaponics 101 workshop series is to help new and prospective aquaculture producers gain the practical knowledge and skills they will need to be successful in aquaponics. We will offer a total of nine sessions covering everything from system design to feeding to processing. Make plans to attend one or all of this year’s classes. Unless otherwise noted, classes will begin at 4 PM in the DSU aquaponics greenhouse.
May 25, 2017
Ensuring that your fish have enough of the right kind of food is essential. Learn about feed types, and how to sample fish to calculate feeding rates and feed conversion ratios.
June 15, 2017
This month, we will discuss planting, seed germination, transplanting, and growing media selection.
July 20, 2017
Learn the basics of water quality testing and the important role this plays in keeping your fish and plants healthy.
August 17, 2017
Plants can’t grow properly when fighting pests, facing nutritional deficiencies or are infected with a disease. We will examine common pests, plant health issues and appropriate management options.
September 21, 2017
Healthy fish eat better and grow faster. We will discuss options to help maintain your fishes’ health, signs of trouble, and what to do when you have problems.
October 19, 2017
Like other meat products, seafood must be properly slaughtered and handled for the finished product to be safe and wholesome. Learn about maintaining food safety from the tank to the plate.