Some of the world’s best Aquaponic research facilities are available to the AFBI through physical resources of the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences (SFAAS), such as ponds, labs, greenhouses and expertise.
Aeromonas Trials – West, AL
Virulent Aeromonas hydrophila has become a serious catfish disease problem in recent years. Through cooperation of the Alabama Catfish Producers Association, Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, Alabama Catfish Feed Mill, Alabama Innovation Fund, Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, USDA-NIFA, USDA-ARS Aquatic Animal Health Unit (Auburn, AL), and the Alabama Fish Farming Center (Greensboro), on-farm research is being conducted at the farm of Randy Hollingsworth to find solutions to this problem. Hopefully this disease can be controlled in the coming years. Replications of the research treatments are being conducted in In-Pond Raceways.
AQUAPONICS – INTEGRATED PLANT FISH GREENHOUSE
Through the Auburn University School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, the AFBI is concentrating efforts in new areas of potential aquaculture development. One such area is aquaponics, where fish are grown in an intensive greenhouse facility, dissolved fish waste is collected and this waste is used in more greenhouses to grow several different types of vegetables and /or flowering plants.
IPRS FISH GROWTH AND MANURE COLLECTION PROJECT
In-Pond Raceways Systems (IPRS) represent a relatively new technology that allows more control of the fish, water quality and the harvest. In fact, AFBI is finding a way to improve water quality by developing a solid waste (manure) collections system. The rich manure can be used for a variety of purposes, but the end result is the improvement of the water quality so that more fish can be grown.
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