We Grow Fish that Help Grow Lettuce

April 06, 2011

UA researchers are combining a centuries old practice of growing fish and aquatic plants together (aquaculture) with our successful hydroponics program. The result is called aquaponics. It produces more and better crops and saves water. Waste from the fish fertilizes the vegetables and the water is recycled over and over. This new technology can be used in places where water is scarce and may change the future of crop production.