ongratulations are due to Dr. Claude E. Boyd and his co-authors, C.W. Wood and
Taworn Thunjai, for the successful completion of their manual, Aquaculture Pond Bottom
Soil Quality Management, published in July 2002 by the PD/A CRSP, Corvallis.
The 41-page manual offers a succinct yet comprehensive guide to all aspects of managing
pond soils, from initial excavation to ongoing care of soils in mature pond systems. An
introduction to chemical and physical soil characteristics is followed by practical details on
pond soil treatments. Traditional methods such as liming and tilling are covered, while more
modern approaches such as disinfection are also included. The books final section on soil
analysis provides technicians straightforward practical methods to sampling soils and to
analysis for pH and lime requirements.
This book will prove invaluable to managers of aquaculture facilities where earthen
ponds are used. Students and researchers will also benefit by gaining useful insights into
methods for maintaining productive pond systems.
Request print copies by email or write to:
Pond Dynamics/Aquaculture CRSP
Oregon State University
418 Snell Hall
Corvallis OR 97331-1643 USA
Or download the PDF file (800K)