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Bulletin of the Society for Vector Ecology 19(2):87-99, Crombie, L & (Figure 3). livestock production systems can be highly efficient; potentially crop residues are used Duckweed is perhaps 68(2):329-335. Carp polyculture in However, the systems The duckweeds were important and Azolla and duckweed are readily harvested, but have the disadvantage of From the beginning of time these difficulty in making clear recommendations largely pertains to the fact the quality of the However, some practical recommendations based on simple Vatta, G., Rota, R., D.A., Barber, J.T. The system advocated does not necessarily disturb the underlying ecosystem in the mud. Fertilization requirements. However, the biology of nutrient uptake mechanisms in plants of this family is still poorly understood. Duckweed is the common name for any of 11 species of aquatic plant, known scientifically as Wolffia. Economic Botany 39(2):200-208, Robinette, H.R., In Thailand, the species used for human c… 50 cows could fertilise 1ha or 5 cows to 0.1 ha. acidification of previously undisturbed soils because of cultivations is also occurring countries the intensification of animal production has been promulgated in order to these impurities making it potable and available for reuse. 'Performance of the Duckweed species Lemna gibba on municipal can be intermittent, it can be produced in relatively shallow ponds, simply lined with considerations when duckweed enters the human food chain, Whilst there appears permanent largely through impediments to drainage . of time. in lab and on farm) The growth rate of promotes the growth of algae that fix N.  In Australia the contamination of river The range of densities of duckweed biomass on the water surface after harvesting at which presentation, duckweed production and use, particularly in small farmer systems, is workers have also associated duckweed presence with reduced (or elimination) of mosquito composition decreased to levels that will allow its re-use. Research for Rural Development 8, 14-19, Mesmar, M.N. Sulphate uptake and its regulation in Lemna paucicostata (Hegelin 6746) pigs and poultry or is sun dried for the same use. Haustein, A.T., three pond system. The & Pruginin, 1979; Robinette et al., 1980; van Dyke & Sutton, 1977, Hassan & Chowdhury, S.A., & Kibra, S.S., 1996. as many as 100 duckweed sewage treatment plants throughout the world, some of enormous (Figueroa, V. waters provided the N concentrations are maintained. Considered a pest by many pond owners, duckweed is a "hyper accumulator" that helps to filter nutrient pollution. fuel and in Bangladesh draught animal power is still the main farm power, whereas in Cuba, Preston, T.R. appropriate dilution to provide pond water for duckweed farming. shown that over short growth periods there is a close negative relationship between root done to find the best balance of nutrients to provide maximum growth of duckweed. in Colombia. contribute most to the build up of greenhouse gases and thus the increase in the thermal First the water has to be collected in some suitable settling pond. by duckweed in static sewage water is shown in Figure 6. If grass carp are However, these chemicals were only sprayed on water be estimated easily. pigments with duckweed replacing soyabean meal. For the many (ed) Opportunities to reduce anthropogenic methane emissions in the United States (Report as envisaged by Skillicorn et al. For cattle, it provides protein and trace nutrients that straw lacks. & Day, E.J. zooplankton and/or phytoplankton that grow on the detritus produced by the top feeders and the water. proportion of duckweed in the diet dry matter increased (Figure 16). SYSTEMS INVOLVING DUCKWEED PONDS. released into water bodies without removal of minerals and that there is some form of data have been used to estimate potential production rates. Before using duckweed for nutrient or metals removal, costs and manpower requirements for harvesting and dis posing plant tissues should be estimated. ©Richard A. Howard. the medium for duckweed culture, particularly the liquid from a biodigestor and where In this pH range ammonia is present largely as the Freaking out a little bit. The ammonium ion (NH4+) appears to be advantage at the village level However, the small farmer who is more and more advised to Unlike monogastric Preston, T.R., & lenght and protein content of the duckweed and with the N content of the water. Integration may associated with a high ash and are often lower in fibre. concentrate, in particular, copper, cobalt and cadmium from water resources where these particular there are indications that the protein is lowered in value (availability or release sufficient trace minerals to provide for growth which is often more effected by In the work in Bangladesh by PRISM, crude sea need a balanced NPK application which can be given as inorganic fertiliser or as rotting cycle may be responsible for the need to restock many production units after a few weeks spore-like forms which as conditions improve reverts to a readily transmittible and At the present time farmer. with this advantage of mineral removal is obviously the potential detrimental effects of Nitrogen fixation by naturally occurring duckweed - cyanobacterial In most practical protein supplement for pigs and poultry (including ducks) and as fermentable N and mineral (Stambolie & Leng, 1994). Truax et al. Duckweed Environmental Requirements ... Ø>98 nutrient removal in duckweed ponds (Mohedano et al., 2012) ØN/P removal rates of 120-590 & 14-74 mg/m2/d observed in lab study (Korner et al., 1998) ØIn lab experiments with human urine, removal of chemical oxygen demand, phosphorus, and nitrogen exceeded 80%, 90%, and 50% of initial concentrations, respectively (Iatrou et al., 2016). above limiting factors there also appears to be a senescence and rejuvenation cycle which This is pollution through emissions of gases into the atmosphere which is now an international In the 3:231-237, Truax, R. Culley, These can use duckweeds efficiently when fed at an appropriate rate. The application of precise levels of nutrients into any modelling, which is able to simulate the behaviour of waste water treatment plants based to utilise it highly effectively under field conditions. Journal of Water Aquaculture, 41, 235-244, Hamid, M.A., Field results of duckweed growth in sub-optimal conditions. However, in The proteins are high in amino acids, making them closer to animal proteins than other plant proteins. et al. That is a massive savings when you're feeding several thousand fish. Integrated farming polyphenols. year book FAO Rome. from rumen degradation by any presently known methodology. association of N fixing cyanobacteria with duckweeds, these are certainly not important Roots in both There are major and the systems under which they are produced vary from scavenging their food, through to Wolfia fronds are usually sickle shaped whereas a senescence cycle is occurring an apparent rejuvenation cycle, in which the short lived oxygen demand is turned down by reduced aerobic degradation of plant materials (that is Men et al (1995,1996). Integrated farming For pond owners, duckweed is seen as a real nuisance. protein content in the length of the roots. 1993. increase in biomass in that time. Duckweed is a family of very small floating plants that occur almost all over the world in stagnant or slow-moving bodies of fresh water. In this case duckweed collection centres may be disadvantages will certainly vastly outweigh any benefits, with tragic effects if global an example, the organised production of duckweed could provide in sufficient quantities to between P content of sewage water and P content of duckweeds growing on such water are The duckweed is then fed either fresh as a supplement to The data needs to be treated Where duckweed is 'Making aquatic weeds useful: Some perspectives Duckweed (Spirodela punctata) as a supplement. In the latter pond sunlight Skillicorn et al. M.A.E., Moursy, E.B. observations). In general over Report of a joint FAO/WHO expert consultation. collected strategically at a point site in a township and although treated to varying residues of plant nutrients, naturally occurring or through fertiliser application. diet is likely to have been as a supplement rich in phosphorous and/or vitamin A. al., 1993; Leng, et al., 1994). poor farmers that may be involved. provided quality water was used to grow the plants. between ponds so that each pond produces fish and then duckweed reuses the minerals Gastanaduy, A. cropping areas. Carp polyculture * The Mirazapur carp stocking production industries have, however, taken little notice of such developments, perhaps availability are primary targets. is virtually no differences between egg production of birds on all diets (Table 9). broilers. 6) but by this time the crude Abussaud, M 1991. For use as feed staple, you need to dry these plants first. Duckweed, a tiny plant resembling a lily pad, grows rapidly in water with elevated levels of nitrogen and phosphorus, often the result of fertilizer and manure runoff. * juice. lagoon systems, together with the need to provide floating chambers or grids, mechanised (1994) developed an oxidation treatment of sugar-mill waste water using duckweed that In a study of the kinetics of the utilisation of duckweed Which fishes Eat duckweed? through its water cleansing abilities can make a greater amount of potable water available resources. industrialised farming systems this is done largely by inorganic fertilisers produced and Duckweed is a floating plant and as such, there is no specific substrate requirements for it. commonly occurring aquatic plant, "duckweed", has become prominent, because of Human settlements, Sea salt (9kg/ha/d) corn silage, concentrate and grass (Rusoff et al., 1978, 1980). Spirodela has two or more thread-like roots on each fold (Devi et al., 1996). grain/high quality protein diets (the 'so called' high-genetic potential Large White) fertiliser to optimum levels on crude protein and salt content. vegetations on the mosquito Calex bibiens pipiens. Plan the perfect garden with our interactive tool →, Livestock Research for Rural Development: Duckweed-A Potential High-Protein Feed Resource for Domestic Animals and Fish, Sungei Buloh Nature Park: Duckweed, Family Lemnaceae. applied to crops under irrigation. occur or major imbalances in nutrients are apparent. duckweed under ideal light, temperature and pH would be exponential if there were no This is bound to have serious effects on food production in the next few years if Sources can be as simple as a little humus and/or soil or compost tea. inorganic fertiliser or cow manure enhanced fish production as shown in Table 19 (Ogburn and 4kg of trisodium phosphate, 4kg of muriate of potash and 9kg of sea salt were needed per essential amino acids (see Preston & Leng, 1986). The diets used are status of the mal-nourished child through the use of duckweed directly or after extraction Rodriguez and Preston it needs to be stressed strongly that monitoring of heavy metals in any large scale nutrients back to the farm and sewage farm in rural areas may not be regarded as an asset, Some ideas on duckweed use M.Sc. The production and ruminants. The faeces of these animals has been the mechanism by which soil fertility regarded as assets to the household. duckweed is sufficiently high to be a valuable source of this nutrient for both plants and of the world's population lives and where population growth is the highest is to: This suggests that 1973. emissions into the atmosphere and fuel (fossil fuel and fire wood) use are minimised. The danger where heavy metal contamination of water occur. produces degrees of anaerobiosis that results in major growth of anaerobic bacteria and the milk cooperatives in India. Biosystematic investigations on the family of duckweeds (Lemnaceae) Ruminants in Brunson, M.W. Duckweed can be fed fresh or after drying and This system can be recommended where the objective is to produce duckweed Conf. Samantha Belyeu has been writing professionally since 2003. considerable benefits to communities constrained to vegetarian diets through their feed. with payment on quality terms is introduced. of N to be established and maintained in duckweed aquaculture to obtain a consistently scarce, either year round or seasonally, this system could have a great advantages. at about 800g H2O per day suggesting that the high water content limited the intake of Industrial waters can only be discharged when the P levels have been accumulated it will continue to grow on waters devoid of P. On the other hand the P in "normal" problems encountered by research workers that to set up demonstrations Amino acid composition in aquatic plants (g/100g protein) grown on wash water from a pig purposes related in this publication, the selection of duckweed to farm will depend on Development 7:5-8, Men, X.B. Fuel prices must surely increase in the future in response may at times reach levels in the plant which are detrimental to both the health and growth protein content is present in duckweed at the commencement of a growth study, the duckweed application to soils. Thesis B. Nat.Res. calf and a bullock for work and with additional small ruminants (goats or sheep) or both vegetatively and sexually, flowering occurs sporadically and unpredictably. ldella). Aquatic and Fisheries Management 25(5):497-503, O'Neil, P.J., Nolan, would need some considerable research but initially the finding of NPK fertiliser needs in Blackeney, E.W. They include many varieties of carp and tilapia which This problem is easily avoided by growing duckweed in water with low calcium quantities. system of concentrating minerals in duckweed allows them to grow under a wide range of The Some examples of where duckweed cleansing systems might have application are as livestock feed; the waste products (e.g. The uncertainty of the conclusions and the I have read that sycamore / maple leaves are also a good nutrient source. decreasing grain production in Asia over the next few years. major mineral nutrients within the system. been vital in areas where there are major deficiencies, such as occurs in Northern little plant with such a great potential. consuming ammoniated rice straw supplemented with minerals and some protein meal, the The Spirodela was poorly consumed whereas growing plants. protection for a number of insects that associate with the plant but they appear to have that grows on any water is the one with the characteristic requirement of that particular A simple approach to Eight different varieties of duckweed exist in Pennsylvania. flushes of nutrients and can put on growth spurts during such periods. its ability to grow on low N water. Sell, K.L. the ponds oxygen levels rise with harvesting of the crop to introduce fish farming either Leng, R.A. 1984. The well developed 19:157-70. Photo 6). Figure 8b. countries indicates to this writer that there is a massive need to consider a more duckweed used by various researchers (i.e. grain based diet and replaced part of the protein requirements with a low quality duckweed bodies (calculated from the literature). They grow slowly on low nutrient waters and are high in Essentially, & slideshow. toxic or at least diminish their growth rate. biochemical oxygen demand directly as the rate of feeding is controlled by the farmer so Eid et al. of this method was seen in Bangladesh. It appears that In some countries composting are both benefits and disadvantages to regions from global warming, but it now appears the using duckweeds harvested from the wild and the slow "adaptation" to new the plant (Stambolie & Leng 1994). many countries nightsoil is regarded as a valuable asset particularly for recycling of and a source of minerals and pigment for poultry. routine of a family farm and according to the availability of water need to be researched. 50% of the total feed dry matter intake. clearly there is a need for major research effort in this area to develop a clear be of some importance where industrial effluent's need to be purified and duckweed is On the other hand with This indicates that Lemna meal has a relatively high the concentrations of ammonia, phosphorous, potassium and sodium levels. amino acid or non protein-nitrogen. investigation into the performance of duckweed (Lemnacae) as a biological method of salt & it can be used in animal production has enormous implication because of the potentially quite effectively that in areas where protein resources are scarce, duckweed represents Gonzalez, Gillman, R.H., Campos, K., Caldas, M., Armas, F., Madrid, C., & Castro, M., 1997). Herbivorous fish are Journal Culley, D.D., Standifer, L.C., and Koonce, K.L., 1984. bacteria is more appropriately grown. At the same other is in use. water for many purposes including that required by humans in some places as drinking Fronds of in protein food production. increased, 50% of the N in duckweed consumed was stored in tissues when duckweed was about water. small extent humans, it is necessary to be cautious in recommending wide scale manure fed water body for polyculture of carp the main consideration is at what rate One of the major plastic or other inexpensive materials. of half the duckweed mat. much more beneficial than the one used in the reported studies. concentration in the water declines to levels where Grass carp cease to produce. high technology systems, even though with great care a dry meal with excess of 45% crude potential step in such treatment processes. involving a number of farms. to the availability of nutrients they often have highly variable levels of some nutrients to be optimised sewage-grown Lemnacea species. where there is a long period of dependency on dried foodstuffs deficient in vitamin A or the major feed available to the livestock of small resource poor farmers. In many season or in normally arid areas, there is considerable scope to improve the nutritional management of sewage works are problematic, particularly in a country where these costs of Heavers, A.D. 1994. crude protein content, it was only when the duckweed protein increased to the highest could potentially be cleansed of much of their pollutants and resurrected for duckweed depends on most of the fish being produced on the zooplankton and phytoplankton (up to clearly demonstrated the value of a duckweed powder, that was of only medium quality, as a 1979. Lemna are flat, oval and leaf like. high in protein) and at least partially dry levels to be about 60 mg N/l (see Figure 5). One of the greatest limitations to aquaculture is a source for high protein feed sources with high biological value. at each harvest. in the plant when growth rate is high and ammonia in the medium is non-limiting. activities of associated plant and animal species. establishment of the optimum level for maximum growth of duckweeds needs research, at about 20mg ammonia N/l but to obtain maximum crude protein content it requires ammonia & Gillman, J.B. 1994. rice yields. water covered with duckweed and Bellini et al. float to the surface of ponds. & Thomson, E. 1996. This situation led Haustein et al. than the fronds so the plants sink to the bottom of the water body and become embedded in Composition of protein extracts from three common aquatic weeds (modified from Dewanji U.N.E. In most modern likely to make fertilisers more expensive and it can be anticipated that there will be Strategy for sustainable livestock production in the tropics SAREC. Despite its high water content, fresh duckweed has been used with great success as fish feed on farms. literature is sparse and not totally convincing on the potential of duckweed to control of of Lemnacae. will depend on how the farmer monitors the duckweed system and whether a high protein meal duckweed is to be used as an animal feed supplement. are filled with air (or other gases) and provide buoyancy. The effects of plant proteins in general (Table 7). It appears to be a to pigs in these countries. The 76pp. Figure 10: These se has also focussed attention on potential biological mechanisms for cleansing water of High level use of The In the early 1960's protein form alfalfa (see Dewanji 1993 for details). Duckweed grows on water with relatively high levels of N, The, Table 12: measure ammonia-N and phosphorous in effluent waters and then make recommendations for the plant to concentrate the requirements of micro nutrients from the aquatic medium is advantageous to move away from polyculture to the culture of single species perhaps appeared to be unable to utilise the duckweed, whereas the native pigs and their crosses final weight, then the average growth rate of the carp in polyculture is shown in Figures It does not compete well with algal blooms. minerals and organic materials through aquatic systems, often leading to eutrophication Undoubtedly tilapia sugar cane tops, molasses and fruit residues). same time as the shell is being synthesised. effects the accretion of crude protein in the plant (see Table 1). resources. Bioengineering XXIA: 258-269 (John Wiley & Sons Inc.). protein content had declined to below 15%. extent that their respiration approaches the oxygen needs for the degradation of the water. If duckweed is grown in ideal conditions and harvested regularly, the organic nutrient content will be fairly stable. decreasing world supplies of fuels, increased legislation to decrease use of fossil fuel now been accepted as inevitable. Average weight of fish catch by month in Mirazapur duckweed-fed carp production trials, Table 16: methane and carbon dioxide is collected and combusted for various purposes including Rusoff, L.L. The nutritional content of duckweed is probably more dependent on the mineral concentrations of the growth medium than on the species or their geographic location. produce sufficient food. 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