Prof. Boyd provides additional insights into fertilization of aquaculture ponds, discussing phytoplankton requirements, organic and inorganic fertilizers, and other relevant aspects of pond management.
Los organismos fitoplanctónicos, o microalgas, son muy abundantes en los estanques de acuacultura y tienen un papel crítico en estos ecosistemas, influyendo significativamente en la ecología general del estanque y en la calidad del agua. El manejo adecuado de las
Shrimp farmers can look to the chicken-farming industry for guidance on proper pond management. At the Nicovita Symposium in Ecuador, Dr. Dean Akiyama of Charoen Pokphand encouraged shrimp producers to overcome challenges at hatchery level.
Phytoplanktonic organisms, or microalgae, are very abundant in aquaculture ponds and have critical roles in these ecosystems, significantly influencing overall pond ecology and water quality. Proper management of phytoplankton populations is essential for successful aquaculture pond production.
Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP), a microsporidian parasite widely found in Asia and other areas, is impacting aquaculture by severely retarding the growth of cultured shrimp. EHP infects the tubules of the hepatopancreas in shrimp, which damages the organ’s ability to gain
Continuous improvement is a critical strategy required for the success of any business, including shrimp farming. Routine programs for farm feed trials that incorporate best practices can contribute to better decision making and a faster improvement.
Facing rising aquafeed costs, researchers and farmers are investigating ways to lessen resources spent on feeds by feeding less and feeding differently at small-scale aquaculture operations.
We sampled pond bottom sediments from 45 commercial channel catfish ponds that were in production for 14 days to 21 years.
A benefit of aeration is the mixing of pond water. Similar to biotechnological reactors, microbial processes are more effective in mixed pond water.