Nov 28, 2022  
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GRHS 221 - Aquaponics

Credits: 4

Growing aquaponic vegetables and herbs using this sustainable, water efficient method. Students learn about the integration of hydroponic plant production with aquaculture (fish farming). Aquaponic systems support symbiotic relationships using effluent from fish to grow plants with the key link between these processes being microbial activity. Students gain experience with integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) production systems. Students learn the nitrogen cycle and its key components, monitor water quality and nutrient dynamics, diagnose and treat diseases, and explore the economics of integrated systems.

Prerequisite(s): GRHS 123  and GRHS 125 .
Offered: Fall and Spring.
Two lecture hours, four lab hours.

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