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An investigation of aquaponics using brackish water resources in the Negev Desert

An investigation of aquaponics using brackish water resources in the Negev Desert

Kotzen, Benz ORCID: 0000-0003-3522-0460 and Appelbaum, Samuel (2010) An investigation of aquaponics using brackish water resources in the Negev Desert. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 22 (4). pp. 297-320. ISSN 1045-4438 (Print), 1545-0805 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1080/10454438.2010.527571)

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Abstract

An aquaponics system using the brackish waters of the Negev (conductivity approximately 4500 μS/cm) is described. Tilapia sp. were grown with a variety of vegetables, herbs and other plants within three systems within an aquaculture hothouse: a brackish water floating raft system, a brackish water gravel system and a fresh water floating raft system. Water quality remained adequate within all systems for plant growth and fish health. Growth rates for fish were low, averaging about 1.4g/day. Standing stock of fish at harvest was 12.5 kg/m3. Plants required the addition of iron chelate to contend with chlorosis and some macro and micro nutrients seem to have been in short supply.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aquaponics, hydroponics, aquaculture, brackish water, Negev Desert
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
S Agriculture > SH Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Architecture, Design & Construction
School of Architecture, Design & Construction > Department of Landscape & Garden Design
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/5599

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