What's Water Got to do with It?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Aquaponics is the combination of aquaculture and hydroponics. In this integrated system, fish waste, which contains nitrogen, helps feed plants, which in turn clean the water in the fish tank. These systems are popular due to their sustainability, higher nutrient retention efficiency, and lower water requirements. With Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) funding, researchers at the University of Hawaii identified that tomato, pak choi, and romaine lettuce were the best plants to grow for recycling nitrogenous waste from fish tanks. 
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Agriculture systems and technology
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