UC Davis Aquaponics and Picnic Day 2020

Its starting to smell a lot like basil!

I love it when the aquaponic greenhouse is actually green. Perhaps I experience post harvest depression; if that is such a thing. February brings spring to the Central Valley which means it’s time to plant and begin thinking about our Picnic Day display. Nathan has a few interesting ideas up his sleeves and we continue to expand our thinking around Asian Specialty Crops. Next thing you know it will be July and COSMOS 11 2020 will be underway. If you are one of our amazing applicants, we just wanted to let you know we are still in the reviewing phase.

Putting this out into the universe: We are actively looking for more greenhouse space to really expand our commercial growing potential. So, if there are any potential partners out there don’t hesitate to reach out.

Vertical racks filled with herbs and vegetables.

Moving into New Aquaculture Space at BML

I am pretty excited to be moving into a new lab space out at the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory. We are launching a new project using non-invasive techniques to evaluate reproductive development in abalone. A number of abalone and abalone scientist already call the BML home.  Over 30,000 White Abalone can be found in the conservation hatchery and our scientists are working to save our endangered White Abalone (White Abalone Recovery Program video).  A few sustainably grown abalone farms still exist in California (Cultured Abalone, Monterey Abalone Company, American Abalone Farm and The Abalone Farm Inc.). Continued relationships between production farms and conservation programs are paving the way to save our native abalone.

We are refurbishing and converting the old halibut culture space into a new aquaculture lab capable of multiple temperatures, with flow through or recirculating aquaculture systems. It’s going to be AWESOME!!!!!