March 21 - March 25 | 2016 Spring Semester
5-day course that will provide in-depth knowledge of the principles and practical application of the aquaponic system and how it works. Participants will be introduced to the system design that maintains water quality by hydroponic plant culture (aquaponics), Fish production instruction will be conducted using tilapia. Hydroponic plant production will focus on vegetables, culinary herbs and ornamental flowers.
Instruction - Each day will include a half-day of classroom lecture and a half-day of hands-on field work. Participants will learn the technology through presentation of the theory and practical skill development. Each student will be given reference materials and course content at the beginning of the first day. Water quality labs will cover the methods of analysis and the use of water quality test kits. Field work will include training in fish handling, vegetable production and system operation.
Register - $200 Registration deposit is required. The total course cost is $1500. Your registration will be confirmed by email upon receipt of payment. The number of participants is limited and early registration is recommended. The course fee does not include transportation to San Marcos, TX; lodging, or local transportation. We will be providing lunch all 5 days.