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The aquaponic farmer : a complete guide to building and operating a commercial aquaponic system
Southern, Adrian, 1982- author.
Publication Information:
Gabriola Island, BC, Canada : New Society Publishers, [2017]

Physical Description:
xx, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Built around a proven 120' greenhouse system operable by one person, the book distills vast experience and complete step-by-step guidance for starting and running a cold-water aquaponics business. Coverage includes a primer on cold-water aquaponics; pros and cons of different systems; complete design and construction of a deep water culture system; recommended and optional equipment and tools; system management, standard operating procedures, and maintenance checklists; maximizing fish and vegetable production; and strategies for successful sales and marketing of fish and plants. As the only comprehensive commercial cold-water resource, The Aquaponic Farmer is essential for farmers contemplating the aquaponics market, aquaponic gardeners looking to go commercial, and anyone focused on sustainability, localization, or high-quality food production.--COVER.
Preface : A world without weeds -- Introduction : The state of the world -- Chapter 1. What is aquaponics? -- Chapter 2. The RCA system -- Chapter 3. Principles of system design -- Chapter 4. Constructing the RCA system -- Chapter 5. Tools of the trade -- Chapter 6. Managing the ecosystem -- Chapter 7. Cycling the system -- Chapter 8. Raising fish -- Chapter 9. Plant production -- Chapter 10. Plant diseases and pests -- Chapter 11. Standard operating procedures and protocols -- Chapter 12. Marketing and sales -- Chapter 13. Creating a business plan.
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