Study on integrated aquaculture-agriculture systems

This study compiles the growth of Tilapia fish in plastic tanks. This water was used to water a crop of mini bell pepper. 

A preliminary assay was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of an integrated aquaculture-agriculture production system. Tilapia  was farmed in plastic tanks (500L), with and without bioflocs incorporated. The effluents were passed to PVC tubes for a hydroponic culture of jalapeño pepper.

The final effluent was used to a fertigation culture of mini bell pepper. The production response of tilapia was little better in tanks with bioflocs. The jalapeño pepper had not a good performance in the hydroponics system. Contrarily, mini bell pepper showed a good performance. We concluded that this aquaculture-agriculture system could be efficient, but some adjustments need to be done.

Read the complete research at

Martinez-Cordova, Luis Rafael & Naranjo, Jose. (2021). Martínez-Córdova et al 2020 evaluation of an integrated aquaculture-agriculture systems (tilapia and peppers). 10.15406/jamb.2020.09.00272.  

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