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Overview of the prawn farming industry
What is being a prawn farmer really like?
Farm location and topography
Water supply — quality and quantity
Site and soil conditions
Farm design
Effluent treatment, recirculation and bioremediation
Essential equipment and resources for prawn farming
The prawn life cycle
Pond monitoring for effective management
Pond water quality management
Why monitor the health of prawns?
Biosecurity and health management
Basic principles of biosecurity programs
Targeted health testing
Disease reporting and your obligations
Emergency disease events
Disease emergency plan
Responding to extreme disease events
Ge ing the pond ready for a crop
Aeration set-up
The use of lime in pond sediments and water
Filling the pond, water preparation and predator control
Establishing a good algal bloom
Assessing the quality of postlarvae
Timing of purchase of postlarvae
Transporting the postlarvae to the farm
Acclimatisation and stocking in the pond
Water and feed management
Plankton management
Water management
Survival and biomass estimation
Feed management
Preparing for a harvest
Harvesting the crop
Processing prawns a er the harvest
Common disease problems in Australian prawn farms
Diseases and the reasons for their outbreaks
Stress factors that can lead to disease
Are my prawns sick?
Fixing the problem
Why are my prawns looking sick?
How to use the guide to prawn diseases
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Australian Prawn Farming Manual Final

Australian Prawn Farming Manual Final

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Published by: Rosen Genov on Jan 14, 2011
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