Two talks at the Sept. 20-22 Farm Science Review will dive into aquaponics.

“There’s growing interest in aquaponics in the Midwest,” said Matthew Smith, an aquaculture specialist with The Ohio State University who will give the talks. “People like the idea of the marriage between fish and plants.”

The Review is an annual agricultural trade show in London, about 25 miles west of Columbus. Its sponsor is Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

“Aquaponics: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” which Smith said will focus on commercial production, is at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 in the Review’s Small Farm Tent.

“Aquaponics,” a basic talk on hobby and home systems, is from 2:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Review’s Gwynne Conservation Area.

Smith and others also will give related talks on hydroponics — at noon Sept. 20 in the Small Farm Tent and at 2 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Gwynne Conservation Area — and on aquaculture — at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Small Farm Building.

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