Why fallow when you can produce another crop?

(05/13/19)

Aquaculture producers in India’s coastal regions should consider producing marine finfish, such as silver pompano, between shrimp crops rather than leaving them fallow, according to newly published research.

So suggest the authors of a recent study which looked into how stocking ponds with finfish, instead of leaving them fallow, between cycles could generate income for farmers, reduce disease risk and leave them less open to the threat of shrimp-related disease outbreaks.

As the researchers note: “Shrimp farming is displaying spectacular growth in India by striking exports at an all-time...........................................................


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