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dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Brock
dc.contributor.authorAlderman, Sean
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-07T19:59:36Z
dc.date.available2015-08-07T19:59:36Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/5596
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements For Graduation in the Honors College, May 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the practicality and sustainability of growing crops via aquaponic methods as opposed to traditional soil based agriculture. Furthermore it will examine the efficacy of aquaponics in terms of plant production and overall product quality. The goal is to determine whether or not aquaponic agriculture is advantageous to traditional agriculture in certain niches of industrial food production, particularly areas where environmental impact as well as reliable supply of water is an issue. An experiment designed to reliably examine both aquaponic and soil based agriculture will be constructed and monitored over the course of the semester and will be dependent on a final crop harvest once a growing cycle of three months has been completed. Variables such as dried plant weight and overall plant quality will be analyzed in order to quantify the capabilities of aquaponics as opposed to soil based growing techniques.en_US
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dc.format.extent22 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectAquaponicsen_US
dc.subjectAgricultureen_US
dc.subjectHydroponicsen_US
dc.subjectAquacultureen_US
dc.subjectSustainableen_US
dc.subjectFarmingen_US
dc.subjectWater resourcesen_US
dc.titleThe Practicality and Sustainability of Aquaponic Agriculture Versus Traditional Agriculture with Emphasis on Application In the Middle Easten_US
txstate.documenttypeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLeder, Arnold
thesis.degree.departmentHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University


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