Kunyit Turmeric or Kunyit in Malay is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family. This plant is use as herb in Malay medicine and cooking, leaves and rhizome are use to add flavour to dishes and cure sickness. I am trying out this plants, normally it doesn't grow in water logged soil. Maybe due to my pump OFF condition at night make this herb grow able. These Turmeric are on my home kit, in my main set up I dedicate I growbed for it. Close up above showing young shots emerging from the bed, with this its an indication that its multiplying and the rhizome survive the growbed condition. More shoots emerging from growbed. Above Turmeric in my main setup growbed, these about 1 months after replanting. There are few problem I am experiencing, heat damage to the leaves and Bugs. Above leaves show sign of heat damage. This leaf show partially eaten by bugs, mostly caterpillars. More photos of damage leaves, it still can be use for cooking, just remove the bad part and clean it up.
Aquaponics 4 You - Step-By-Step How To Build Your Own Aquaponics System “Break-Through Organic Gardening Secret Grows You Up To 10 Times The Plants, In Half The Time, With Healthier Plants, While the "Fish" Do All the Work...” Imagine a Garden Where There's No More Weeds or Soil Pests, No Tilling or Cultivating, No Fertilizer Spreading or Compost Shredding, No Manure Spreading or Irrigating, and No Tractor Shed Required... And Yet... Your Plants Grow Abundantly, Taste Amazing, and Are Extremely Healthy. Here's How It Works: WARNING: What You're About To Read Is Life Changing Information, DO NOT Read This If You Don't Want To Discover a Way To Grow Up to TEN Times the Amount Of Organic Produce In the Same Area of Ground, Use 70% Less Energy, And Absolutely Revolutionize Your Gardening and Farming Forever. Dear Gardener, Imagine you knew a secret about growing plants in a break-through new way... to the outside world your organic garden or farm would seem almost "magic", Why? This one family in Hawaii spends less than 1 hour per day. 1. 2. 3. Wait a minute! PPS.
Fisheries & Aquaculture - Aquaculture Aquaculture, probably the fastest growing food-producing sector, now accounts for nearly 50 percent of the world's food fish. The need to exchange reliable information on all related subjects is becoming a key issue for the responsible management of aquaculture.In order to provide easily-accessible and up-to-date information, the FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department has developed specific pages on aquaculture where users can consult relevant material on aquaculture at international, regional and national level. The Global Synthesis of aquaculture development status and trends, andsix Regional Reviews of aquaculture development, status and trends. Fact Sheets Aquaculture Fact Sheets contain a synthesis of detailed information on specific subjects and include related statistics, graphics (GIS maps, images, figures, etc.) and profiles. The Fact Sheets cover the following information domains: Statistical information This includes statistics and databases related to aquaculture.
Backyard or Hobby Scale Systems Aquaponics is a great hobby or way to grow your own food in your own backyard. With a small backyard Aquaponic system, you can grow enough food to feed your entire family. Courtesy of Dr. Wilson Lennard, he is is the only qualified professional within Australia with Aquaponic Knowledge and experience at a commercial level. We at SoCal Aquaponics would like to acknowledge and thank him immensely for letting us use his Backyard or Hobby System materials. Many people contact Aquaponic Solutions about designing, building and running backyard and hobby scale systems. System Design: Aquaponic Solutions has advised many people on their backyard Aquaponic systems, and the following are some of the main things we have seen people do wrong or completely avoid. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. One Pump There are many plans for backyard Aquaponic systems available on the internet. Basically, if you locate the outlet from your hydroponic bed slightly higher than your fish tank, then you ALWAYS only require one pump.
Facts About Abalone Facts About Abalone Classification In the animal kingdom, abalone belong to the phylum Mollusca, a group which includes clams, scallops, sea slugs, octopuses and squid. Mollusks are world wide and predominantly marine. They have a soft body surrounded by a mantle, an anterior head and a large muscular foot. Mollusks are best known for their beautifully formed and colored calcareous shell secreted by the mantle. The abalone join other snails, whelks and sea slugs in the class Gastropoda. Anatomy The most conspicuous part of any abalone is the shell, with its row of respiratory pores. Anatomy of an Abalone with Shell Removed The internal organs are arranged around the foot and under the shell. The gill chamber is next to the mouth and under the respiratory pores. Abalone Life Cycle Commercial Abalone Species FISHTECH INC. works with the following species: Red Abalone FISHTECH INC. works with 14 different species of abalone worldwide. Reproduction Food Manufactured food: Predators in the wild:
What is Aquaponics? Aquaponics is an integrated aquaculture (growing fish) and hydroponic (growing soilless plants) system that mutually benefits both environments. Aquaponics uses no chemicals, requires one tenth or 10% ofuaculturthe water needed for field plant production and only a fraction of the water that is used for fish culture (Aqe). The waste from fish tanks is treated with natural bacteria that converts the waste, largely ammonia, first to nitrite and then to nitrate. The fish waste absorbed by plants is pumped to a bio-filter system as a nutrient solution for the growing plants (Grow Bed). The only external input to the system is food for the fish. Once the system is initialized the water stays Ph balanced and remains crystal clear. Greenhouse growers and farmers are taking note of Aquaponics for several reasons: * Hydroponic growers view fish-manured irrigation water as a source of organic fertilizer that enables plants to grow well. The technology associated with Aquaponics is complex.
Aquaponics A small, portable aquaponics system. The term aquaponics is a blend of the terms aquaculture and hydroponic agriculture. Aquaponics (/ˈækwəˈpɒnɪks/) refers to any system that combines conventional aquaculture (raising aquatic animals such as snails, fish, crayfish or prawns in tanks) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water) in a symbiotic environment. As existing hydroponic and aquaculture farming techniques form the basis for all aquaponic systems, the size, complexity, and types of foods grown in an aquaponic system can vary as much as any system found in either distinct farming discipline. History Woodcut from the 13th century Chinese agricultural manual Wang Zhen's Book on Farming (王禎農書) showing rice grown in a floating raft planter system (架田, lit "framed paddy") in a pond Aquaponics has ancient roots, although there is some debate on its first occurrence: Parts of an aquaponic system A commercial aquaponics system. Live components Plants Bacteria
Rocket Science – An edible rooftop garden in Portland - City Farmer News Photo by Kym Pokorny from her blog “Dig in with Kym”. Article by Kym PokornyThe Oregonian October 2007 From atop the Rocket building, there’s no doubt you’re smack in the middle of a city. Swing around in a circle and you’ll see the sun going down on Big Pink, the arching Fremont Bridge thronged with traffic, the new aerial tram creeping up the hill to OHSU and the green-and-white 7-UP building plunked down squarely to the east. When you scrape your eyes off Portland’s skyline and focus on what’s going on just below eye level, you may begin to doubt your urban sureness. Although chef’s gardens are nothing new in the restaurant nirvana of Portland, Rocket’s rooftop commercial garden is the region’s first and shrinks the city’s footstep on the planet. “If you look around and see all the flat roofs, you can start to imagine a food-sustainable city,” says Marc Boucher-Colbert, one of the partners who contracts with Rocket restaurant to design and maintain the garden. NAME / Erin Altz, 26
Lemnoideae Duckweeds, or water lens, are flowering aquatic plants which float on or just beneath the surface of still or slow-moving bodies of fresh water and wetlands. Also known as "bayroot", they arose from within the arum or aroid family (Araceae), and therefore, often are classified as the subfamily Lemnoideae within the Araceae. Classifications created prior to the end of the twentieth century classify them as a separate family, Lemnaceae. These plants are very simple, lacking an obvious stem or leaves. The greater part of each plant is a small organized "thallus" or "frond" structure only a few cells thick, often with air pockets (aerenchyma) that allow it to float on or just under the water surface. Reproduction is mostly by asexual budding, which occurs from a meristem enclosed at the base of the frond. Duckweed in various environments Taxonomy Duckweeds belong to the order Alismatales and the Araceae family. Research In July 2008 the U.S. See also References
Ozzies' Aquaponics Digest Aquaculture Water Use, the USGS Water Science School As the label in the grocery store says, "Farm Raised Tilapia Fillets" are for sale. Yes, fish farming is big business and many people eat farm-raised fish and other seafoods. If you've never hear of fish farming, I must disappoint you and say that, no, fish are not farmed in the same manner as corn on stalks, but rather in large ponds. Fish farming is only one aspect of aquaculture. Aquaculture water use is water associated with raising creatures that live in water—such as finfish and shellfish—for food, restoration, conservation, or sport. In many lakes, rivers, and reservoirs around the country, recreational fishermen enjoy catching fish that have been raised in fish ponds and released to natural waters. Aquaculture withdrawals for the Nation, 2005 During 2005, the estimated rate of freshwater withdrawn for aquaculture was 8,780 Mgal/d, or 9,840 thousand acre-feet per year, with surface water being the source of about 78 percent of the withdrawals. Aquaculture water use, 2000
Aquaponics 101 – Chicken sh#t and Swimming Pools « SYNAPTOMAN A typical day in the life of Synaptoman. Thursday saw us finally introduce chickens to our commercial Aquaponic site. Chickens are the missing link, that will provide the much-needed nutrients, reduce the feed bill for the Tilapia and yield eggs for consumption or sale. We had a few choices. namely day-old chicks or fully grown fowls and broilers or laying hens. We eventually settled for laying hens, but the obvious question arose. How many chickens? Before I answer this question, let me backtrack a bit and explain how chickens are going to fit into an Aquaponic setup. Tilapia eat anything (very much like prawns and crayfish) but being mostly vegetarian any substitute feed would have to be from a vegetable source. Well, back to how many chickens. I “chickened” out of this number and used 6 laying hens to try out the system. We have 40 free-range laying hens available so they’ll each have to do a few hours of toilet duty a week to keep things flowing. The readings are; Enough for now