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International Duckweed Friends- Speak Up!

January 15, 2013

This post is addressed to you dear folks from Croatia, Australia, Singapore, India, Philippines, and even Mongolia who read my posts about duckweed. First off, thank you! I’m honored to have a blog that interests you. Secondly, I am very curious about you, your life, and your interest in duckweed (or WFO’s or kitchen remodels…). Please reply to this post and tell me about YOUR life. It’s your turn. Note: Even my friends here in the U.S.- would love to hear from you, too.

 

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  1. hazirah permalink
    September 10, 2014 9:00 am

    Hai. I’m Hazirah, an Environmental Health student from Malaysia. Now i’m doing my research on duckweed as a bio-indicator for water quality. Does anyone has any information regarding this topic? Hope i’ll get extra information about this.

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    • October 14, 2014 9:49 pm

      Hazirah, there are plenty of studies available on the topic of duckweed as indicators for water quality on Google searches. Good luck with your project!

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  2. March 10, 2013 11:03 am

    Siemen, glad to read of your fascination with duckweed. There is just “something about” this tiny plant that grabs our imagination as to its many benefits, uses.and relative ease of growth. Am working on the design for MY solar drier as well. I need to dry one ton of wet duckweed per day.
    Chickens can eat up to 15% of their daily feed as wet duckweed and up to 25% as dry rations. It is harder for them to process the water from the wet duckweed than it is for an aquatic animal like a tilapia. Tilapia’s can eat it wet, no problem. Thanks for your post. Meet up with us on LinkedIn Group: International Lemna Association.
    Tamra

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  3. March 9, 2013 2:20 pm

    Hello Tamara, am I really the first to answer? I’m from The Netherlands and I live near the city of Rotterdam. Last year I did a permaculture Design Course by TreeYO Permaculture in Portugal and learned about the possibility of duckweed as animal fodder. I’ve tried it by feeding it to chickens of a friend and they loved it.

    Because of fertilizer use [I think] the waterways here in the lowlands are filled to the neck with duckweed. The first thing I tought was, ship the shit out and sell it for a small fee. But as you point out, there are some difficulties with that. Possibility of disease among things. So I think I have to work out some way of growing it ‘onshore’ so to speak. Or to create some kind of controlled environment.

    I am now working on a method of drying duckweed on a easy portable device and I’m passionate to spread the word on duckweed or as we call it ‘eendenkroos’

    Kind regards,
    Siemen

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