Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr.Khaled A. El-Tarabily
Shyam S. Kurup
The present study was conducted to cultivate tomato plants in aquaponics system in the UAE climatic condition. The cherry tomato Solanum lycopersicum plants were cultivated with the Tilapia Oreochromis niloticus fish effluent water. The tomatoes were cultivated with three different densities of fish, 100 fish/m3, 120 fish/m3and 140 fish/m3. Each greenhouse was 120 m2 plant cultivation areas and 15.5 m3 of the fish culture area and the total water stocking volume was 58 m3. Tomato plants were planted with the ratio of 3 plants/m2. The introduced fish are fed with 35% protein based commercial floating feed at the ratio of 5% of the total body weight of fish. The fish were fed three times daily at 4 hours’ interval. The total duration of the experiment period was 8 months. The first three months were for plant growth and flowering. The tomato fruits harvest started from the fourth month onwards. Every month, fish and plant growth parameter, water quality parameters were examined using proper analytical method. Also, the experiment water, tomato fruits, cultivated fish body proximate composition and mineral nutrient contents were analysed. Finally, the results showed the fish production was significantly higher in140 fish/m3, the tomato fruits yield significantly higher in 120 fish/m3of fish treatment yield. The main aim is way to cultivate and improve the tomato under UAE climatic condition. So, as per the tomato yield basis the suggestion to UAE farmers, that 120 fish/m3 density of fish with tomato cultivation was suitable for the UAE climatic condition.
Al Bloushi, Adel Ibrahim Hussain, "Effect of Stocking Density Using Tilapia Oreochromis Niloticuson Aquaponic System and Cultivation of Cherry Tomato Solanum Lycopersicumunder Uae Condition" (2018). Biology Theses. 15.