Aquaponic cultivation of lettuce. Photo.
27
Oct
SLU Alnarp and digital via Zoom

Webinar & workshop: Integrated fish and plant production

seminars, workshops |
Aquaponics with catfish. Photo.

There is a growing interest in combining fish and plant production, either direct in aquaponics systems or by utilizing waste from fish farms as fertilizers in plant production in fields, tunnels or greenhouses. During this day, we will have a two-part session. First a webinar and then a workshop. We will present current knowledge and discuss what is needed to strengthen integrated fish and plant production in Sweden. Organisers are SLU Aquaculture and SLU Partnership Alnarp.

Purpose

  • To spread knowledge about the basic preconditions for integrated fish and plant production as well as to present visions for future integrated food systems.
  • To focus on the nutritious waste from fish farms and how it can be used in plant production - with special emphasis on the needs of the plant.
  • To strengthen the network and connections between SLU researchers and the fish and plant production industry, to stimulate and promote fruitful research applications for future calls.


Note that the webinar will be open for anyone who wants to participate. Section two, the workshop, is aimed for SLU researchers, SLU Partnership Alnarp members and SSEC partners.

/Most welcome

Section one: Webinar

Target group: SLU researchers and students, SLU Partnership Alnarp members, SSEC partners, companies within interest in fish farming and/or plant production, as well as others interested in the area.
Time: 9.00-10.45
Location: Crafoordsalen at Campus Alnarp (Sundsvägen 14), SLU or digitally via Zoom
Registration: Sign up for the webinar here!

Programme

09.45-9.00 You are welcome to join a quarter before the programme starts 

9.00-9.05 Welcome and introduction, Håkan Schroeder, Dean at the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science, SLU

9.05-9.15 Basic nutritional needs of plants in the perspective of integrated fish and plant production, Håkan Asp, senior lecturer at the Department of Biosystems and Technology, SLU

9.15-9.30 Nutritional composition of fish manure considering its use as plant fertilizer, Siri Caspersen, Researcher at the Department of Biosystems and Technology, SLU

9.30-9.40 Microorganisms in the integrated fish and plant cultivation system, Sammar Khalil, Researcher at the Department of Biosystems and Technology, SLU

9.40-9.50 Break

9.50-10.05 Fish manure resources from Swedish fish farms, Anders Kiessling, professor at the Department of Animal Nutrition and Management; Aquaculture, SLU

10.05-10.20 Towards sustainable urban food production with multi-trophic production systems, Olivier Keech, associate professor at the Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University

10.20-10.25 Landbased aquaculture in Sweden today, Bengt Fellbe, program leader at SSEC - Swedish Surplus Energy Collaboration

10.25-10.45 Questions and discussion

NOTE: The webinar will be be recorded.

 

Section two: Workshop

Target group: SLU researchers, SLU Partnership Alnarp members and and SSEC partners (discussion between researchers and entrepreneurs)
Time: 11.00-15.30 (including coffee, lunch and guided tour) 
Location: Grohuset, Alnarp 
Registration: Sign up for the workshop here!
Note! We have a limited number of participants who physically can join us on site during the workshop section - "first in first served"!

Programme

11.00-12.30 - Topics for discussion:

  • What opportunities are there for plant production to make use of the residues from fish farming that exist today and are expected in the future?
    Moderator: Håkan Asp, senior lecturer at the Department of Biosystems and Technology, SLU 
  • Hydroponics – what are the opportunities and the challenges?
    Moderator: Sammar Khalil, researcher at the Department of Biosystems and Technology, SLU
  • How to optimize integrated fish-plant systems?
    Moderator: Jean Yong, professor at the Department of Biosystems and Technology, SLU 

12.30-13.30 Lunch  

13.30-15.30 Guided tour in the surroundings including an aquaponics system 

 

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Facts

Time: 2021-10-27 -
City: SLU Alnarp and digital via Zoom
Organiser: SLU Aquaculture and SLU Partnership Alnarp
Price: Free of charge
Additional info:

Please note: The event will be recorded and conducted in English. 


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