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New publication from the EU Aquaponics Hub

Published by , 8/3/2018

The results of the research carried out by Valentina Nozzi (Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy) during her Short Term Scientific Mission to the Zurich University of Applied Sciences in Switzerland have just been published. Valentina studied the effect of nutrient supplements on the growth of lettuce, mint and mushroom herbs. The study demonstrates that the nutritional requirements of mint and mushroom herb make them suitable for aquaponic farming because they require low levels of supplement addition, and hence little management effort, resulting in minimal cost increases. While the addition of supplements accelerated lettuce growth, it reduced nutritional quality (polyphenols, nitrate content). Click here to read the open access publication.