aquaculture http://iowapublicradio.org en Hunger Help from the Heartland http://iowapublicradio.org/post/hunger-help-heartland <p></p><p>Global hunger has no easy answer.</p><p>But as part of a partnership with the federal government called <a href="http://feedthefuture.gov/">Feed the Future</a>, researchers at land-grant universities are trying new approaches to the decades-old dilemma.</p><p>“The world’s poorest people, and hungriest people, generally, the majority of them are small farmers living in rural areas,” said Tjada D’oyen McKenna, deputy coordinator for development for Feed the Future. “And agriculture is the most effective means of bringing them out of poverty and under-nutrition.”</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Amy Mayer 42531 at http://iowapublicradio.org Hunger Help from the Heartland The Annual Battle Against Pond Scum http://iowapublicradio.org/post/annual-battle-against-pond-scum <p>Put heat, light, water and nitrogen together and you get lakes and ponds that are choked with plant growth. &nbsp;It's Horticulture Day and host,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charity </span>Nebbe, talks with<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Allen </span>Patillo<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Iowa State University Extension </span>Fisheries<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span>Aquaculture<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Specialist about aquatic plant management. Fri, 23 May 2014 17:26:03 +0000 Charity Nebbe 41115 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Annual Battle Against Pond Scum Cousins raise fish in former hog barn http://iowapublicradio.org/post/cousins-raise-fish-former-hog-barn <p>Cousins and long-time business partners Jeff and Mark Nelson have immersed&nbsp; themselves in aquaculture. They're growing fish in a part of the country where pork is king. They've converted a former hog confinement building into a farm-raised fish venture called Iowa's First.&nbsp; They have eighteen,&nbsp;ten thousand gallon tanks filled with hybrid bass which they ship to restaurants all over the country. The Nelsons are also experimenting with growing shrimp. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:42:18 +0000 Pat Blank 22796 at http://iowapublicradio.org Cousins raise fish in former hog barn Horticulture Day: Fresh Fish and Veggies http://iowapublicradio.org/post/horticulture-day-fresh-fish-and-veggies <p>Fish and fresh veggies make an appealing paring for dinner, but they can also be a great duo in the greenhouse.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe discusses <a href="http://www.backyardaquaponics.com/Travis/aquaponic.pdf">aquaponics</a>, which is the growing of crops with nutrient rich waste water from fish farming.&nbsp; Iowa State University Extension fisheries specialist <a href="http://www.extension.iastate.edu/author/allen-pattillo">Allen Pattillo</a> and horticulturist <a href="http://www.extension.iastate.edu/author/richard-jauron">Richard Jauron</a> join the program.</p><p></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 17:45:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Dennis Reese 21325 at http://iowapublicradio.org Horticulture Day: Fresh Fish and Veggies