My visit to Sri Lanka

Last August 2013 I visited Sri Lanka to teach researchers and fishery workers techniques to produce live feed for larval fish. Food fish such as Indian carps and many species of aquarium fishes are raised in Sri Lanka both as food for local consumers and ornamental fish for hobbyists. Exporting...

Algae in the Netherlands

Algae farming is being developed in a big way in the Netherlands. It is more productive than duckweed but is more difficult to harvest. Here are some pictures of large scale algae farming at the Algae Food and Fuel company in Lelystad,...

My visit to Azerbaijan

Duckweed is not my only interest. Ever since I graduated from Auburn University’s International Center for Aquaculture I have been involved with or worked in aquaculture, especially fish and shrimp farming in the US and overseas. Last month I carried out an aquaculture assignment in Azerbaijan, a...

My visit to Vietnam

I visited Vietnam in September 2012 where Matthew Carr of SNV World and I set up a small duckweed production facility near Hanoi, Vietnam. This production facility consisted of 2 small wading pools filled with drinking water and one scoop of biodigester slurry. We collected Lemna duckweed from a local...

Duckweed, A Plant to Watch

  Duckweed refers to a family of floating aquatic plants with the scientific name Lemnaceae.The  Lemnaceae    are    monocots   ( like  grasses  and  palms )   and   are   divided   into   5 genera: Lemna, Spirodela, Wolffia, Landoltia andWolffiella. Of these 5 genera Spirodela is...

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