Aquaponics Research

Recipient:

Department of Plant Science

Amount:

$12,000

Gemstone team will conduct research involving aquaponics (integration of aquaculture and hydroponics) to utilize fish effluent to grow plants as feedstock to raise fish (tilapia).  Phase I researches the best nutrient sources to grow plants (including human waste).  Phase II involves construction and research on three aquaponic systems.  The grant will be used to construct the aquaponics systems.