Monday, July 2, 2012

JONES AQUAPONICS FISH FARM AND HYDROPONICS VEGETABLE PRODUCTION SHAMES UNIVERSITY OF BELIZE, AGRICULTURE COLLEGE.

EXCELLENT !  EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT!  Long tv documentary on RISE AND SHINE tv show in Belize, on AQUAPONICS OPERATION IN A MAN'S BACKYARD SOMEPLACE IN BELIZE?

  The tv show never mentioned intelligibly, where this acquaponics operation was?  Some place called BANK?  Maybe Willows Bank, or Lords Bank village?  But a guy and his wife, ( Jones ) did a fantastic job of constructing a TILAPIA fish pond operation in plastic tanks in his backyard.  The secret to production was supplying air bubbles to oxygenate the water.  After four years development, starting with $50 Bz and six fish fingerlings, the guy is now producing 250 lbs of fish fillet per month, at a cost of $4 bz per pound, wholesale, from his small house lot.
  To improve things, he is using his nitrogen rich fish tank water, to fertilize a hydroponic lettuce operation and offering bagged FRESH LETTUCE weekly to restaurants and hotels, using lettuce roots dangling from a float board, into the circulating fish tank waste water.  ( EXTRA $300 PER WEEK ) By then he filters the water and recirculates it, so his water cost is minimal.  The only question I had was; WHAT ABOUT ELECTRICITY RELIABILITY.  Would like to see this.  He combined hydroponics and a fish farm into a combined AQUAPONICS operation, feedback self supporting.  WONDERFUL JOB.

  GOVERNMENT OF BELIZE, YOU NEED TO GET A GRANT AND HIRE THIS JONES, TO BUILD A DEMONSTRATION SYSTEM AT - UNIVERSITY OF BELIZE, AGRICULTURE COLLEGE.-  THIS IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR AT THE BELIZE AGRICULTURE COLLEGE, 8 YEARS AGO, INSTEAD OF THAT DAMNED SINGLE CONCRETE TANK, THEY PLAYED AROUND WITH LIKE BLIND MEN.

  IT WOULD BE SELF SUSTAINING IN FIVE YEARS.

1 comment:

sinu2020 said...

Aquaponics is the revolution of modern day farming.Mr Jones Visited our evening division at Ecumenical College in Dangriga. i was very amazed with his presentation. now i want to get into that kind of farming.