Project number: 2016-208
Project Status:
Completed
Budget expenditure: $54,102.30
Principal Investigator: John P. Keane
Organisation: University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Project start/end date: 30 Jun 2016 - 27 Feb 2018
Contact:
FRDC

Need

Commercial in confidence. To know more about this project please contact FRDC.

Objectives

Commercial in confidence

Final report

ISBN: 978-1-922352-84-2
Authors: Keane J.P. Campus P. Swarts N.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.
Final Report • 2021-03-01 • 3.24 MB
2016-208-DLD.pdf

Summary

This report examines two potential applications of Longspined Sea Urchin (Centrostephanus rodgersii) via pitot scale trials; processing waste as an agricultural fertiliser and use as Southern Rock Lobster bait. The biochemical composition of Longspined Sea Urchin waste products was analysed, and the project extended to include growth trials of tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) using dried urchin shell waste as fertiliser. Positive results from the greenhouse growth trial indicate high bioavailability and uptake of macro and micro-nutrients that warrant the further investigation and commercial trials. Southern Rock Lobster preference trials utilising Longspined Sea Urchin as potential bait were less promising, with trials showing limited application and strong preferences by lobsters to alternate species including traditional fish bait.

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