Aquaponics seminar Feb. 23 at Overton

  • Writer: Adam Russell, 903-834-6191, adam.russell@ag.tamu.edu
  • Contact: Dr. Joe Masabni, 903-834-6191, joe.masabni@ag.tamu.edu

OVERTON – An aquaponics seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 23 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 1710 Farm-to-Market 3053 in Overton.

The seminar is free and open to the public.

Dr. Joe Masabni, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service small-acreage horticulturist, Overton, said the seminar will begin with a classroom presentation by discussing the principles, practices and components of aquaponics.

“We’ll discuss the fish, bacteria and plants, what I like to call the essential components, like a three-legged stool of aquaponics and how they work together. Because it can’t work if one leg is not working correctly,” he said.

Masabni said the seminar will be followed by a tour of his greenhouse aquaponics system at the center. He is currently growing bok choy over a system filled with tilapia and will discuss the challenges of maintaining a system and answer questions.

“It’s a good opportunity for anyone who is interested to come see a working system and learn about what works best for growing vegetables with aquaponics,” he said.

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