Theses and Dissertations

Title: Investigations of Brackish Water Aquaculture in the Blackland Prairie Region of Western Alabama

Name: Pine, Harvey

Degree: PhD

Chair: Claude Boyd

Resides: FAA Library

University: Auburn

Location: Auburn, Alabama

Date: 2008

Pages: 98

Keywords: inland brackish water aquaculture, water quality, minerals, salinity, Alabama, salinization


Three investigations were performed related to brackish water aquaculture in the Blackland Prairie region of western Alabama. Two of these investigations were related to pond fertilization with magnesium fertilizers needed to supplement water deficient in this cation, and the subsequent adsorption of these cations by pond bottom soils. The third investigation was performed to address the concern of salinization of local streams as the result of utilization of brackish water for culture purposes. A magnesium budget was prepared for a commercial inland brackish water shrimp farm for one production cycle. Fertilization with sulfate of potash magnesia (K2SO4

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