August 6, 8:30am–5pmWhere
Ohio State University South Centers 1862 Shyville Rd., Piketon, OH 45661
Water quality management for fish farmers is the subject of a workshop at the Ohio Center for Aquaculture Research and Development at the Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon. The workshop will focus on the importance of understanding water quality, water chemistry, and identifying water and weed problems applicable to fish farmers in Ohio
Speakers will include:
- Matthew Smith, OSU Extension aquaculture specialist
- Brad Bergefurd, OSU Extension horticulture specialist
- Chris Smalley, Ohio State business development specialist
- Rafiq Islam, Ohio State soil, water and bioenergy program director
- D. Allen Pattillo, an Iowa State University Extension aquaculture specialist
Some of the topics to be discussed will include:
- Understanding and interpreting water quality parameters necessary for fish production
- Understanding your water quality analysis report from the South Centers.
- How does poor water quality affect your wallet?
- Hands-on testing of key water quality parameters
- Fish water quality management in recirculating aquaculture systems/aquaponics
- Plant water quality management in aquaponics
- Hands-on aquatic weed identification and treatment options
Registration is $45 per person and includes all materials, tours of the aquaculture research facility and aquaponic greenhouse and lunch. To register, contact Sarah Strausbaugh at 740-289-2071, ext.112, or [email protected]. The deadline to register is noon, July 29.