Pond preparation and food requirements
- Carry out thorough pond preparation such as crack drying, liming and tilling once a year.
- Prepare the ponds grown with lab-lab before fish stocking.
- Apply organic and inorganic fertilizer to stimulate growth of natural food organisms.
- Extend pond preparation and food growing in grow-out ponds to 45 days to allow more time for the abundant growth of lab-lab.
Schedule pond preparation and food growing
CUMULATIVE DAYS FOR
COMPLETION OF ACTIVITIES
|1 Pond draining, soil sealing, leveling and repair.||1|
|2. Pond drying.||2-7|
|3. Gate screening||2|
|4. Pest and predator control||2|
|5. liming (optional for low pH)||2|
|7. Organic fertilization (2 tons/ha)||8|
|8. First water intake, 5 cm||8|
|10. Inorganic fertilization 3 sacks/ha 21-0-0||11|
|11. second water intake, 10 cm||18|
|12. fertilizer dressing, 25 kg/ha 16-20-0||18|
|13. third water intake 14 cm||25|
|14. Fertilizer dressing, 25kg/ha, 46-0-0||25|
|15. Fourth water intake, 20 cm||32|
|16. fertilizer dressing 25kg/ha 16-20-0|
|17. fifth water intake, 25 cm||39|
|18. Fertilizer dressing 25kg/ha, 16-20-0||39|
|19. sixth water intake, 30 cm||45|
|20 fish stocking||46|
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Source: Semi-intensive culture of Milkfish, DA brochure