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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Fertilization of Fish Fry Ponds

Authors
item Ludwig, Gerald
item Stone, Nahtan - UAPB
item Collins, Charles

Submitted to: Southern Regional Aquaculture Center
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: April 10, 1998
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Fertilizing methods for ponds that will receive fish fry are presented. Pond preparation, types of fertilizers that can be used, fertilization schedules for organic and inorganic forms, timing of fertilization for stocking fry, size of fry for some of the commonly cultured fish species, major large zooplankton groups that are found in aquaculture ponds, and pond conditions not conducive for fertilizing ponds are discussed. A section on plankton bloom seeding and planting a cover crop for pond fertilization concludes the publication.

Technical Abstract: Fertilizing methods for ponds that will receive fish fry are presented. Pond preparation, types of fertilizers that can be used, fertilization schedules for organic and inorganic forms, timing of fertilization for stocking fry, size of fry for some of the commonly cultured fish species, major large zooplankton groups that are found in aquaculture ponds, and pond conditions not conducive for fertilizing ponds are discussed. A section on plankton bloom seeding and planting a cover crop for pond fertilization concludes the publication.

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