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Thoughts on pond fertilization

Prof. Boyd provides additional insights into fertilization of aquaculture ponds, discussing phytoplankton requirements, organic and inorganic fertilizers, and other relevant aspects of pond management. 

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Organic matter for pond fertilizer

Animal manures, grasses and other organic matter have been widely used as fertilizers in aquaculture ponds. The fertilizers decompose and release nutrients that promote the growth of phytoplankton and enhance the base of the food web.