Aquaponics - Technology and Design

Training Worksop

Here is a new business opportunity! It is up to you to keep it as a mini system (10k), hobby system (30k), backyard system (80k), small commercial system (1.4 lakhs), or a large commercial system (over 3 lakhs).

Aquaponics is the combination of fish and plant production using aquaculture and hydroponics systems. It is moving from the realm of experimental to commercial. Learn more about this production system and if it might be right for your backyard garden or farming operation.

We are happy to inform you that we are organizing a One-day workshop on the above subject on 20th November (Wednesday) of 2013 at the Integrated Rural Technology Centre (IRTC campus), Mundur, Palakkad, Kerala.

A great opportunity for you to visit God's Own Country - Kerala :)

The details are as follows:

01. Topics :
Introducing Aquaponics
Biology – pond dynamics, types of fish, types of plants, seedling production, fish culture techniques,
plant nutrients, feeding, disease and insect control
Physics – components, design of fish pond, grow beds, cost-effective construction techniques, plumbing
guidelines, aerator sizing, siphon operations
Chemistry – water chemistry and quality testing, nitrification cycle
Mathematics – important ratios, stocking rates, economics, budgeting, cost/benefit analysis
Many other topics - harvesting, marketing, etc.

02. Duration : One day (20th November, 2013) – Wednesday; 10 AM-6 PM

03. Medium of instruction: Malayalam/English. Q&A: Hindi/Tamil as well.

04. No. of participants: 50 nos. (First come – First serve)

05. Guide map: search google map for IRTC Mundur, Palakkad, Kerala.

06. Workshop fees: Rs. 1000* (Includes workshop, Lunch and tea, travel to demo Aquaponics site, and a Book – The Guide to The Future of Farming written by VK Narayanan)

07. Methodology:
(i) Classroom session
(ii) Demonstrations/Demo farm visit (at Nanniode, 30 km from Mundur, Transport is arranged)
(iii) Discussions, Q&A

08. Time of arrival: Participants should reach IRTC campus by 9:45 a.m. on November 20th 2013

09. Time of departure: Participants will be free to leave the place on 20th November at 6 p.m.

Please confirm your participation by e-mail / call by 18th of November.

With best wishes,

Vijayakumar Narayanan
Aquaponics Futurist at NARDC
Mobile : +91 81292 19282 http://nanniodeaquaponics.blogspot.com

Prof. Mustafa B M
Research Coordinator at IRTC
Phone: +91 0491-2832324
http://irtc.org.in

Note: In case you want to come one day earlier, or leave a day later, you may please book your room in IRTC campus. Please contact IRTC campus in-charge for this purpose. Phone: 0491-2832324 / 2832663

*Discounts available for group registration for 3 or more participants. Contact us for more information.

Aquaponics Technology and Design Workshop
Venue: IRTC campus, Mundur
Date: November 20, 2013 Duration: 10 AM to 6 PM

Aquaponics - Design and Technology Training Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 20th 2013 at 9:45am-6pm

Mundur, Palakkad.

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