Allen Pattillo
Extension Fisheries and Aquaculture Specialist



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Aquaponics, a union of hydroponics and aquaculture, provides a fast, efficient method of producing both plan and fish crops, allowing fresh produce to be grown indoors throughout the year.

As spring approaches, precautions should be taken by those using Iowa's frozen bodies of water.

Aquaculture professionals have developed a series of webinars making learning about many aspects of aquaculture easily accessible.

Traditional gardens require planting in the spring and attention in the summer before yielding a harvest. But gardening in January? It’s possible through aquaponics. Learn how at a workshop from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Iowa pond owners have available to them a series of three video lectures designed to provide pond management strategies.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host the 2016 Iowa Aquaculture Conference on Nov. 17 to provide farmers information about Iowa’s newest livestock industry.

Rainy periods like this fall test the integrity of ponds and there isn’t much you can do solve problems in the middle of a downpour. The best course of action is proper construction.

ISU Extension and Outreach fisheries specialist D. Allen Pattillo will host an Aug. 3 webinar where James Shelton, University of Georgia, will discuss management of recreational ponds as part of a series discussing aquaculture production.

A series of webinars discussing aquaculture production will be hosted by Allen Pattillo, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach fisheries and aquaculture specialist.

Recent weather conditions may have pond owners battling an abundance of aquatic plants. While the plants are a necessary and beneficial component of a natural ecosystem, too many can cause issues for pond owners, says an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach fisheries specialist.