Raising Tilapia Fish in Tanks Along with Plants and Vegetables in Beds

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2003: $15,930.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2005
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $10,020.00
Region: North Central
State: Illinois
Project Coordinator:


  • Agronomic: sunflower
  • Fruits: melons, berries (strawberries)
  • Vegetables: beans, broccoli, cabbages, cucurbits, eggplant, garlic, greens (leafy), onions, peppers, tomatoes, turnips
  • Additional Plants: herbs
  • Animals: fish


  • Animal Production: housing, manure management, watering systems
  • Crop Production: continuous cropping, double cropping, intercropping, organic fertilizers
  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer, focus group, study circle
  • Farm Business Management: marketing management
  • Natural Resources/Environment: habitat enhancement
  • Pest Management: compost extracts, mulching - plastic, prevention, sanitation, mulching - vegetative, weather monitoring
  • Production Systems: holistic management
  • Soil Management: earthworms, organic matter, composting, nutrient mineralization, soil quality/health
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, urban/rural integration, social networks, sustainability measures
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