iAVs Intermediate Course

Intermediate iAVs Course

The core objective of this course is to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to optimise an iAVs sandgarden.

Orientation
Systemic Fine Tuning
  • Component Ratio
  • Irrigation Frequency and Volume
  • Taming a Fast Drain.
Sand 2

Components 2

Fish 2
  • Fish Species
  • Fish Feed
  • DIY Fish feed
  • Feed rates
  • Fermenting Feed
  • Fishless iAVs
Plants 2
  • Cultivars
  • Culture methods
  • Intercropping
  • Foliar sprays
  • Supplementation – worm tea, compost tea, worms
Water 2
  • Water Testing – test equipment, monitoring equipment (online speed sheets) – recommended brands
  • Water Quality – testing methods, record keeping (and why), test frequency, (online speed sheets) test equipment alternatives to lab analysis?
  • Water Pumps
Environmental Control
  • Temperature
  • Daylength
  • HVAC – Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.
  • Stormwater Management
Controlled Environments
  • Rain shelters
  • Shade houses
  • Greenhouses
  • Indoor Grow Rooms.
Energy Management
  • Monitoring Equipment
  • Heating/Cooling – water and air.
  • Solar PV panels, batteries and controllers.
Pest and Disease Prevention and Control
Recordkeeping
  • Performance Metrics – what to measure.
  • Farm/Garden Journals/Diaries
Automation
  • Pumps and timers – quality brands – pros and cons
  • Live Monitoring – cameras – data recorders
  • Automatic Fish Feeders
Risk Management
  • System Risks – bursts and leaks – equipment failure – power outages – diseases and infestations.
  • Built-in redundancy strategies
  • Bio-security – disease prevention – system disinfection.
  • Backup Systems
Health and Safety
  • Hazard Identification
The iAVs Sandgardening Learning Centre – iLC.

Responses

  1. Hi Gary
    For commercial application “Land Acquisition & Preparation” is very critical to optimize on costs and time, so it maybe considered if you deem fit.