Bell Aquaculture Exhibits New Fish Rich™ 2-2-2 Organic Fertilizer at the 2012 Garden Writers Association Symposium in Tucson, Booth #302

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Bell Aquaculture, the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavescens) farm and pioneer in sustainable fish farming operations, is exhibiting its OMRI-Listed 'Fish Rich 2-2-2 Organic Fertilizer' at the 2012 Garden Writers Association (GWA) Annual Symposium October 12-15 in Tucson, Booth #302. Chemical-free, Bell Aquaculture's organic fertilizer is made from Yellow Perch and used for vibrant growth of plants, flowers and vegetables.

Bell Aquaculture, the nation's largest yellow perch (Perca flavescens) farm and pioneer in sustainable fish farming operations, is exhibiting its new OMRI-Listed 'Fish Rich Organic 2-2-2 Fertilizer' at the 2012 Garden Writers Association (GWA) Annual Symposium October 12-15 in Tucson, Booth #302. The announcement is made by Norman McCowan, president of Bell Aquaculture, who says, "Fish have been used as soil fertilizer since the Native Americans first began farming our nearby land centuries ago. Our organic plant fertilizer, currently marketed as Fish Rich, is made from the remains of the Bell Perch processed at our aquaculture facility in Indiana."

Fish Rich has already been tested by a number of gardening writers and bloggers since launching at the National Hardware Show in May. According to McCowan, the GWA Symposium will give even more writers and bloggers the opportunity to become acquainted firsthand with Bell Aquaculture's new fish-based organic fertilizer.

Fish Rich 2-2-2 (Organic) - Fish Rich is OMRI Listed and is allowed for use in organic crop production under the USDA National Organic Program rules. Completely garden and human safe, Fish Rich is available for purchase online at the company website: http://www.bellaquaculture.com

Made from toxin- and mercury-free fish, Fish Rich has a very mild fish odor and are good for any soil. Fish Rich contains these three major nutrients:

  • Nitrogen – to promote green leaves, and quicker growth response.
  • Phosphorous – for root growth, disease resistance, promoting seed and fruit growth, and for blooming and flowering.
  • Potassium – to increase root growth, and offer disease and drought resistance. Fish Rich and Fish Rich+ are also a good source of calcium — which plants need for cell wall development and growth. Pathogens attack weak cell walls to invade a plant, and a stronger cell wall structure will play a big part in avoiding this potential problem.

Further, Fish Rich is also a good source of calcium. "Calcium is essential for all plants and their maturity. Plants need calcium for cell wall development and growth. Pathogens attack weak cell walls to invade a plant, and a stronger cell wall structure will play a big part in avoiding this potential problem," McCowan explains.

Fish Rich is made on-site at Bell Aquaculture's Redkey, IN, processing facility. The fertilizer building houses a 5,000 square foot production floor and a state-of-the-art lab set-up to handle special orders for custom blends of fertilizer as well. "Our fertilizer lab and production facility can specially produce most any fertilizer design a customer deems necessary -- any grade or level," McCowan said.

Bell Aquaculture Operations

The Bell Aquaculture production facility sits on family-owned land in Albany, Indiana, comprising the nation’s largest yellow perch farm. The company headquarters are 6 miles north in Redkey, Indiana, where the Yellow Perch "leftovers" are processed at the new fertilizer plant.

"Not only is our business a sustainable way to feed people, we are responsible with every aspect of our operation. We're committed to the best technology possible, working with industry experts, initiating research and development, and employing licensed technology from a major university to grow our fish. We have become a true vertically integrated facility: nurturing our fish from egg to full-grown fish right here at the farm," McCowan explains, "And because we have our own broodstock, the genetic health of the fish can be protected before new fish are born. Plus, our fish are grown indoors in recirculating aquaculture systems, minimizing danger from outside contamination."

About GWA Annual Symposium

The Garden Writers Association (GWA) celebrates its 64th GWA Annual Symposium October 12-15, 2012, in Tucson. The objectives of this year's meeting are: provide information on trends and current issues of importance to garden communicators; address subject matter covered in our core competency schedule; and provide opportunities for the development of new story ideas. Visit: http://www.gardenwriters.org

About Bell Aquaculture

Bell Aquaculture, headquartered in Redkey, IN, is a producer and processor of farm-raised fish for restaurants and consumer use. Initial production facilities, dedicated to yellow perch, are located in Albany, IN, and comprise the nation’s largest yellow perch farm. More information about Bell Aquaculture is available at http://www.bellaquaculture.com    

Bell Aquaculture Fish Rich is found on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/FishRich

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Maggie Holben, Absolutely Public Relations - http://www.absolutelypr.com - 303-984-9801, maggie (at) absolutelypr (dot) com

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