Day 153 | June 2, 2014


Clemson Aquaponics is a Creative Inquiry by Clemson University students, led by Dr. Lance Beecher. Photo courtesy of Dr. Lance Beecher, Aquaculture and Fisheries Specialist, Clemson’s School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences


This week is “Fishing week” but June is also “fresh fruit and vegetable month”. So, we thought it would be quite fitting to introduce you to this student research project. Aquaponics is the use of an aquacultue unit in addition to hydroponics to create produce with as little input as possible. Currently, this Aquaponic system is all natural and chemical free.

Aquaculture is the raising of aquatic animals. Talapia is the only species currently being used in Clemson aquaponics. Hydroponics is the cultivating of plants in a water based environment. Clemson floats the seeds of many different edible plant species, that end up becoming our final produce.

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And learn more about what Union County Extension is doing with Aquaculture as well…


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