2018 Conference Slide Presentations


Project Oasis: Optimizing Aquaponic Systems for Improved Sustainability– Todd Guerdat and Anna Devitto

Research summary of the University of New Hampshire research group on aquaponics. The presentation includes information on nutrient mass balance in aquaponics, economic impact of integration, and production of strawberries in the Northeast region.

Plankton’s Role in a Healthy Aquaponics System – Tom Zimmerman

Pictures and diagrams of the research method to observe microscopic organisms. The presentation also includes video links that go into further details on the research.

People, Planet, Profit: Aquaponics Triple Bottom Line – Tawnya Sawyer

An overview of the presenter’s purpose in pursuing aquaponics. The presentation includes education guidelines on making aquaponics farm sustainable socially, environmentally, and economically.

You Built It…Now What? Optimizing Your Growing Environment – Tawnya Sawyer

A broad overview of all the important factors to establish a successful aquaponics system. These includes source water and water quality; cycling and bacteria management; solids management and mineralization; selecting and growing crops; and pest prevention and recovery.

Energy Efficiency: Down on Your Farm – Stan Crisp

An in depth look of various energy usage in an aquaponics system. The presentation also includes information on different types of renewable energy.

AONE Farm – Shumin Wang

Pictures of AONE Farm.

Finding Profitability in an Everchanging Aquaponic Landscape – Ryan Chatterson

A guideline on running a successful aquaponics farm. The presentation includes information on how to market aquaponics products, connect with local markets, and more.

Sketchup as an Aquaponics Design Tool: Tricks for a Simple and Effective Design – Peter Hill

Instructions to plan out the layout of aquaponics farm using 3D modelling software, Sketchup.

Demonstration of a Small Scale De-Coupled Aquaponics System Utilizing Floating Bead and Bioclarifier and Airlift Technology – Paul Begue

An overview of an aquaponics system that utilizes de-coupled architecture. The presentation shows the different components of the system, specifically a closer look at the AST Endurance filter.

The Development of the First Zero-Waste Food Production System based on Aquaponics – Nick Savidov

An in depth look at the different types of mechanical filter, bio-filter, and bioreactor used to achieve a zero-waste food production system.

TDCJ Mark W. Michael Unit Field Force Urban Farming Project – Michael Mcleon

The presentation shows how aquaponics and hydroponics systems are used at Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Michael Unit to give back to the community and provide learning opportunities for inmates.

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Sharing Our Journey: From a “hobby-dream” Concept to a Full Business – Matt Randall

An overview of what factors that make the GYO Greens aquaponics farm in Florida succeed.

Trifecta Ecosystems – Aquaponics: The Next Generation Classroom Computer – Kieran Foran

An overview of how aquaponics could be an effective tool to incorporate STEM learning in the classroom regardless of ages. The many concepts and components of aquaponics can easily be adapted to different stages of learning.

Partnership for CACANA: Commercial AfriCAN Aquaponics – Charles Mulamata

The presentation shows the progress and future steps for aquaponics in Africa. It also includes an example of a small-scale aquaponics system in Africa that grows yams.

Integrated Pest Management: for the Aquaponics Greenhouse – Arvind Venkat

A guideline to control pests in aquaponics through the integrated pest management method or IPM. This method is science-based approach that combines different techniques to manage pests.

Other Sources:

Produce Safety Standards

Guidance for Industry: Questions and Answers Regarding Food Allergens, including the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act of 2004 (Edition 4); Final Guidance

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