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Looking for advice from commercial aquaponic farmers.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cindi Conway Nov 11, 2015. 3 Replies

I am looking at diving head first into a commercial aquaponic farm in Arkansas. I have done well with a small home system here in east Texas, but feel my heart pulling me into taking this commercial.…Continue

Hot weather plants

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeremiah Robinson Jul 29, 2014. 12 Replies

What is everyone growing in hot weather? I can seem to find anything that will hold up to east tx heat. I am growing in a greenhouse with shade tarps and fans.  CharlotteContinue

Aphids, ladybugs and worm tea

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vlad Jovanovic Sep 25, 2015. 17 Replies

Hey all, I have had the worse time with aphids this month and can't seem to win the battle. I started with just trying to wash them off, went to worm tea twice a day, then with missing two days…Continue

Water flow, can the pump be too big?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Johan Prins Mar 24, 2014. 13 Replies

Hi all, I dabbled in aquaponics a bit a few years ago., even though I went against some of the rules (as in using 2 pumps and 2 timers) I did pretty well. Some things came up and I had to pull my…Continue

 

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Cindi Conway replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Looking for advice from commercial aquaponic farmers.
"Hi! My name is Cindi Conway. I live outside Eureka Springs and have a 2000sq ft Aquaponic greenhouse with a 5000 gal. tank and over 40 grow beds, This was our first year here and also our first year in 2 local Farmer's markets. We also have a…"
Nov 11, 2015
Clark E. Fullwood commented on Charlotte Seibert's blog post Aquaponic farms, Arkansas
"I have been growing aquaponics  for about 3 years now outside in Texas. I have 2 275 gal totes for fish and a 1/2 tote for a nurse tank. Have 4 elevated grow beds and am installing this fall 30 zipgrow towers and a 30 X 4 foot DWC addition to…"
Nov 4, 2015
Vlad Jovanovic replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Aphids, ladybugs and worm tea
"Yeah, A. colemani rock, and work really well with other biological agents i.e different aphid eating larva. Using these combinations of multiple predators has shown to be particularly important if you already have an infestation on hand even if…"
Sep 25, 2015
Rohan Roy replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Aphids, ladybugs and worm tea
"Aphidius Colemmani parasitic wasps! They are amazing and are not a pest in any other way. They completely control the aphid problem in my greenhouse. I have to introduce them each year, but otherwise they completely solve the problem. "
Sep 24, 2015
paul burton replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Aphids, ladybugs and worm tea
"If you have aphids. Check for ants, They have a reputation for introducing aphids to plants."
Sep 24, 2015
erin replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Aphids, ladybugs and worm tea
"I had the same problem indoor with mites. had to reset the whole system and clean sweep the house. I cant spray my crop with anything so i sealed all the light from my cabinet and take extra precautions to keep them off me. were on a ground floor…"
Sep 24, 2015
Dottie Kinn replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Aphids, ladybugs and worm tea
"My system is infested w/aphids, too. I've sprayed w/neem oil, wiped plants, etc. but the critters live in the media, too!! Couple months ago, I took out the top 4" of media and washed it, washed off all the plants I could remove w/out…"
Sep 19, 2015
mary dalton commented on Charlotte Seibert's blog post Aquaponic farms, Arkansas
"I am in southeast Kansas and looking to put in a green house to start the aquaponics have been doing a lot of research I already grow all the veggis my family eats but with all the tilling weeding and mulching it gets harder each year and with the…"
Sep 16, 2015
Charlotte Seibert replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Looking for advice from commercial aquaponic farmers.
"Thank you, I am looking at a course, but was wanting to find someone near Arkansas, know of any farms, or contacts?"
Jul 21, 2015
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Aquaponic farms, Arkansas

I am looking into starting an Aquaponic farm in Arkansas, anyone else out there doing so? And if so what area are you in?See More
Jul 20, 2015
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Looking for advice from commercial aquaponic farmers.

I am looking at diving head first into a commercial aquaponic farm in Arkansas. I have done well with a small home system here in east Texas, but feel my heart pulling me into taking this commercial. Arkansas is where we have always wanted to retire. Although I will still be working for a few more years, my husband is willing to tend the farm. I am thinking it will take a few years to get off he ground.Any advice from any of you colder weather growers would be welcome. Any advice from anyone on…See More
Jul 18, 2015
Rohan Roy replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Aphids, ladybugs and worm tea
"The only success I've had with Aphid control has been Aphidius Colemmani parasitic wasps. They lay their eggs in aphids and new wasps hatch and go on to lay more eggs in more aphids. They take a few weeks to get the problem under control, but…"
Mar 25, 2015
Jeremiah Robinson replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Hot weather plants
"Tropicana - I'll have to try that.  Nelson Pade use Lollo."
Jul 29, 2014
Adam Dusen replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Hot weather plants
"I'm in The Bahamas, so heat and excess sun is a big issue here. I have a DWC system. I can grow basil and mint year-round without any problems, they don't mind the heat. I also grow lettuce year-round but whereas I can grow any variety I…"
Jul 29, 2014
Jeremiah Robinson replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Hot weather plants
"Basil and hot peppers both handled a greenhouse fan failure last year.  150 degF for several hours, two days in a row. Everything else went kaput."
Jul 14, 2014
Hank Paloci replied to Charlotte Seibert's discussion Hot weather plants
"Chard, chile peppers, and tomatoes. NOT lettuce -- bolts every time. I just planted eggplant and zucchini -- not sure about if they'll fruit but are growing nice. Okra is a good tip -- going to try it."
Jul 11, 2014

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Aquaponic farms, Arkansas

Posted on July 18, 2015 at 8:39am 2 Comments

I am looking into starting an Aquaponic farm in Arkansas, anyone else out there doing so? And if so what area are you in?

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At 7:31pm on March 9, 2012, Sylvia Bernstein said…

Welcome Charlotte,

Thanks for joining the Aquaponic Gardening community!  I hope you find it a fun place to explore aquaponics.  There is a real blend of experienced and new aquapons in this community, so please don’t hesitate to get in there and start asking questions.  Everyone is quite happy to help out new members – no question is too basic.

A great place to start is to read the “How to Use This Site” link on the upper right corner, “Start Here” section of the Home page.  You might also find the “Aquaponic Gardening Rules of Thumb” guidelines helpful.

Please add a profile image, participate and check in with us every day!  We are constantly posting news about aquaponics and the good food movement.

Thanks again for joining us, and I look forward to getting to know you.

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