Properties of common commercial fertilizers in aquaculture

Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

Nitrogen and phosphorous are important promoters of primary productivity Commercial fertilizers are routinely applied to aquaculture ponds to stimulate phytoplankton growth and support the production of natural food organisms beneficial to stocked fish fry and shrimp postlarvae. Photo by Fernando Huerta. Commercial fertilizers are widely used in aquaculture. Nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers are necessary to…

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  • Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    Claude E. Boyd, Ph.D.

    School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences
    Auburn University
    Auburn, Alabama 36849 USA