Prof. Boyd examines products used by aquafarmers to improve water quality and conditions in their ponds and discusses their efficacy.
Preventing diseases is a major concern in shrimp farming. Pond preparation focuses on avoiding the carryover of disease organisms from one crop to the next.
Agricultural limestone is widely used to improve pH and alkalinity in aquaculture ponds. There is considerable use of lime in aquaculture to disinfect pond bottoms and water, to attempt to control pH, and various other reasons.