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Related to aquiculture: aquaculture, arboriculture


 (ăk′wĭ-kŭl′chər, ä′kwĭ-)
Variant of aquaculture.

aq′ui·cul′tur·al adj.
aq′ui·cul′tur·ist n.


(ˈeɪkwɪˌkʌltʃə; ˈækwɪ-)
1. (Agriculture) another name for hydroponics
2. (Agriculture) a variant of aquaculture
ˈaquiˌcultural adj
ˈaquiˌculturist n


(ˌhaɪ drəˈpɒn ɪks)

(used with a sing. v.) the cultivation of plants by placing the roots in liquid nutrient solutions rather than in soil; soilless growth of plants.
[1935–40; hydro-1 + (geo) ponics]
hy`dro•pon′ic, adj.
hy`dro•pon′i•cal•ly, adv.
hy•drop•o•nist (haɪˈdrɒp ə nɪst) hy`dro•pon′i•cist, n.


hydroponics. — aquicultural, adj.
See also: Plants
hydroponics. — aquicultural, adj.
See also: Water
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aquiculture - a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrientsaquiculture - a technique of growing plants (without soil) in water containing dissolved nutrients
farming, husbandry, agriculture - the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
drip culture - a hydroponic method of growing plants by allowing nutrient solutions to drip slowly onto an inert medium in which the plants are growing
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In 2009, the Brazilian aquiculture production reached 337,353 tons, and tilapia, mainly Oreochromis niloticus species, represented almost 40% of total, with a production of 132,958.
The Center provides critical research in support of Maines commercial fishing and aquiculture economy.
Triangulation of data from various sources gained from different stakeholder whom paly role in accelerating legal requirement for aquiculture in Malaysian context.
The success in the aquiculture of tambaqui is due to its high commercial value, great acceptance by consumers (Garcez, 2009), rapid growth especially during fingerling life stage (VillacortaCorrea, 1997), omnivorous feeding behavior (Claro et al.
This species was probably introduced by human aquiculture activities in the region, where the African fish Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is reared (IBAMA, 2007).
The wastewater was supplied by the aquiculture sector of the UFERSA, Campus of Mossoro, and the physical-chemical characteristics of the different irrigation waters obtained after dilution are shown in Table 1.
expansa is one aquiculture activity in Brazil that tends to become an interesting alternative for riverine populations, fisherman communities, cooperatives, associations, and rural settlements, reducing overfishing (Luz et al.
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Only the effect of common environment is usually employed in genetic enhancement programs for aquiculture species.
They can escape from almost any known aquiculture facility (especially the classic "fish farm") and walk quite a distance, and can be easily transported in boats and boat trailers in error.
Other activities like the food industry as well as fishing and aquiculture sector used to be among the most collaborative ones; nevertheless their relevance as R&D partners has recently decreased due to different reasons.