Online publication: October 15, 2015
There are various ways to practice agriculture in Oklahoma. And one not-as-well-known way is aquaponics.
Symbiotic Aquaponic will conduct a course from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17 at Eastern Oklahoma State College, 1301 W Main in Wilburton.
The aquaponics system is a combination of the advantage of hydroponics, soilless plants culture and aquaculture, fish farming.The closed water system permits a very low consumption of water (about 90 percent less). The process is simple; the fish excrete ammonia, then the bacteria transforms it into nitrates, finally absorbed by the plants that, in turn, clean the water for the fish.