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New publication from COST Action FA1305

Published by , 26/9/2017

This paper reports the results of the first study of an aquaponic system for pangasius production using lettuce intercropped with red chicory. The experiment was conducted in a greenhouse at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences using the nutrient film technique in nine small-scale aquaponic systems. Intercropping of lettuce and red chicory affected the typical taste of these vegetables by increasing the sweetness of lettuce and changing the ratio among bitter taste compounds in red chicory. These results suggest intercropping as a possible solution for improving vegetable quality in aquaponics.

Read the full article: Vegetable intercropping in a small-scale aquaponic system