Hydroponics and Aquaponics

Aquaponics and Hydroponics are both soilless crop production methods using a close-loop system, with Aquaponics incorporating the production of fish (aquaculture).  These novel production systems are economically viable in premium markets where crop values are high as they present a significantly faster pay-back on investment. In addition, they are perfect for the hobby grower, who has limited access to good quality soils, but personally values the importance of a reliable source of fresh produce. 


What Will I Learn?

  • Hydroponic production systems
  • Aquaculture production systems
  • Converting Hydroponic and Aquaculture systems to Aquaponics
  • Process flow of Aquaponics
  • Aquaponics feeding ratios
  • Discounted Pay-back Period
  • Break-even analysis

Topics for this course

13 Lessons16h

Day 1:

Lesson 1: Course Overview and greeting00:01:32
Lesson 2.1: Introduction00:04:06
Lesson 2.2: Background to Aquaponics00:04:50
Quiz 1: Short quiz on Lesson 2

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Material Includes

  • PDF Textbook
  • Excel Sheet

Target Audience

  • Our training and mentoring programmes are aimed towards farm workers, supervisors and managers at introductory and advanced levels on all aspects of agricultural production, marketing and farm management.

Includes course videos

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