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Spring 2024
Apr 18, 2024
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SFS 31100 - Aquaponics
Credit Hours: 1.00. (FNR 31300) (HORT 31110) There has been a significant renewed interest in the investigation of integrated fish-food plant systems. Such systems have a long and rich history, particularly in Asia; and our impending food crisis has kindled an interest in developing aquaponic systems in western countries. Many growers are turning to controlled environment and hydroponic production methods to produce high-value crops in tight quarters. The waste disposal problem of the fish can become the nutrient supply to the plants.
1.000 Credit hours

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Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Hort & Landscape Architecture

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand the nature of interactions among organisms, in particular those involving plants: mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, herbivory. 2. Understand the relationships among host, environment and pathogen for development of plant disease. 3. Know principal pathogens of Midwestern crops. 4. Understand the pathways of nutrient cycling in the soil and the biosphere; e.g. N, P, C cycles. 5. Have a broad understanding of the principles of sustainability, including agricultural sustainability. 6. Understand the importance of energy in society and in agricultural production systems. 7. Understand the importance of natural resources in society and in agricultural production, and the principles of their conservation. 8. Have a broad awareness of the role of agriculture in global society. 9. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to food production. 10. Understand the principles of food marketing and sales. 11. Understand the principles of post harvest food storage and pest management.


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