The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Department has recently developed apps for use by producers. These apps are now available in the iTunes store for iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, iPod Touch, MAC, & PC. We invite you to check them out.
The Aquatic herbicide selection, effectiveness, and restriction guide is a tool for recreational pond managers as well as aquaculture professionals. This comprehensive visual guide helps you select the most effective herbicides for all aquatic vegetation classes, including the most common North American algae and floating, submerged, and emergent aquatic vegetation. Only herbicides that provide good or excellent control are provided for each species. AquaCide provides the environmental restrictions of all aquatically labeled herbicides, such as restrictions for human use (drinking, swimming, and fish consumption), livestock watering, irrigation (turf and crops), and other general comments pertaining to restrictions and differences in formulation.
Keywords: AquaCide, herbicide, pond management, aquaculture
The un-ionized ammonia calculator is an invaluable resource for on the go aquaculture producers and managers as well as home aquarium hobbyists. Ammonia is the major end product in the breakdown of proteins in fish. Total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) is composed of toxic (un-ionized) ammonia (NH3) and nontoxic (ionized) ammonia (NH+ 4). Over time the buildup of ammonia within the fish system, combined changes in pH and temperature causes fluctuations in the concentration of toxic un-ionized ammonia. AmmoniaCalc allows the user to input simple, easily measured water chemistry measurements such as pH and temperature to instantly calculate the un-ionized ammonia concentration.
Keywords: ammonia, calculator, aquaculture, aquarium, fish, toxic, water quality
AquaPlant is designed to help pond owners and their advisors in the identification and management of aquatic vegetation. Aquatic vegetation management can be a perplexing problem. The first part of that problem is proper identification. Management of most aquatic plant species depends on properly identifying the desirable or nuisance plant. After identification of the aquatic plant is achieved with the visual index and description pages of AquaPlant, the user can then use the management section for each species to learn the correct treatment options including biological, mechanical, and herbicide controls.
Keywords: aquatic, vegetation, management, plant, identification, herbicide, grass carp
AquaRef - $0.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aquaref/id704586063?ls=1&mt=8
AquaRef – The aquaculture and pond manager quick reference guide is an inclusive set of tables and conversion factors for aquaculture professionals. Conversion factors range from the weight of chemical units that must be added to water to achieve particular concentrations to temperature conversion to volumetric water conversion factors to metric-English conversion for chemicals. This guide is packed full of useful information including pond filling time, pumping rate equivalents, discharge rates from standpipes, net mesh sizes for grading fish, length/weight relationships for fish, oxygen saturation points, pounds of fish that can be hauled at temperature, egg development stages, stocking guides, fertilization rates, and much more. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension’s AquaRef is credited in large part to Larry Dorman with the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, as he developed many of these materials for the quintessential Aquaculture Producer’s Quick Reference Handbook. Tables were reproduced with permission.
Keywords: aquaculture, pond, reference, guide, conversion, fish
PondCalc - $1.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pondcalc/id709517896?ls=1&mt=8
PondCalc is a comprehensive tool for recreational pond users as well as aquaculture producers. One of the most common problems in pond management is over-estimation of pond size. This tool allows the user to quickly and easily calculate the surface area of any shaped pond and then calculate the number of acre feet, all without having to do any math. These calculations allow the user to determine accurate pond area and volume for the application of chemical treatments and herbicides.
Keywords: pond, area, volume, acre-feet, calculator