University of Maryland Extension

DSU Aquaculture's event.

When: 
Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 - 4:00pm to Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 - 4:00pm
Where: 
DSU Aquaculture - Dover DE
Address: 
DSU Aquaculture
1200 N. Dupunt Highway
Dover, DE 19901
United States
Event Type: 
Presenter: 
Dennis McIntosh
Description/Notes: 

Aquaponics 101

Thu 4 PM · DSU Aquaculture · Dover, DE        

DSU Aquaculture's event.

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.

· Proper Fish Handling
April 13, 2017
Routine handling of fish is essential for stocking, monitoring growth, and checking health. If done improperly, this can result in unwanted stress or even death. 
 · Feeds and Feeding
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. 
 · Plants and Plant Management
June 15, 2017
This month, we will discuss planting, seed germination, transplanting, and growing media selection.
· Water Quality
July 20, 2017
Learn the basics of water quality testing and the important role this plays in keeping your fish and plants healthy. 
· Plant Pests and Diseases
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. 
· Fish Health Management
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. 
· Harvesting and Processing
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.

Come and join us for one or all of the classes. Classes are FREE, but pre-registration is required. Call (302) 857-6456 or send an e-mail to dmcintosh@desu.edu today to reserve your space!

Cost: 
FREE
Contact: 
Dennis McIntosh
Contact Email: 
dmcintosh@desu.edu
Contact Phone: 
(302) 857-6456
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