William A. Wurts, Ph.D.

Senior State Specialist for Aquaculture
Cooperative Extension Program
Kentucky State University at

UK Research and Education Center
P.O. Box 469 / 1205 Hopkinsville Street
Princeton, KY 42445-0469

Phone: 270/365-7541 ext. 200
FAX: 270/365-2667
E-mail: wwurts@uky.edu

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Wurts, W.A.  2014. Practicality of using liquid lime suspensions and pelleted lime for liming ponds.World Aquaculture, 45(2): 30-31.

Wurts, W.A. 2012. Rectangular airlift pump design outperforms cylindrical units. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 15(6): 77-78 (November/December).

Wurts, W.A. 2012. Rectangular airlift pump design. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture, pp. 76-78.

Wurts, W.A. 2012. Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus growth in single and multiple batch production. World Aquaculture, 42(1): 64-66.

Wynne, F.S. and W.A. Wurts. 2011. Transportation of warmwater fish: equipment and guidelines. Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, Publication 390.

Wurts, W.A. 2010. Farming algal fuel: economics challenge process potential. Global Aquaculture Advocate, 13(4): 71-73 (July/August).

Wurts, W.A. 2010. Paddlefish Polyodon spathula polyculture with freshwater shrimp Macrobrachium rosenbergii. World Aquaculture, 41(2): 30-31.

Wynne, F. and W.A. Wurts. 2009. Live Hauling Channel Catfish. Kentucky State University, Division of Aquaculture, Cooperative Extension Program: 27 pp.

Wurts, W.A. 2007. Sustainable aquaculture: concept or practice. In Biotechnology, [Eds. Horst W. Doelle, and Edgar J.DaSilva], in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO, Eolss Publishers, Oxford ,UK, [http://www.eolss.net]

Wurts, W.A. 2007. Low Input Shrimp Farming in Kentucky, Macrobrachium rosenbergii. World Aquaculture, 38(4): 44-49.

Wurts, W.A. 2005. Live transport using compressed and liquid oxygen. World Aquaculture, 37(3): 26-27.

Wurts, W.A. and M. P. Masser. 2004. Liming Ponds for Aquaculture. Southern Regional Aquaculture Center, Publication 4100.

Wurts, W.A. 2004. Small-scale and home-use channel catfish farming in Kentucky. World Aquaculture, 35(3): 8-9.

Wurts, W.A. 2004. Organic fertilization in culture ponds. World Aquaculture, 35(2): 64-65 .

Wurts, W.A. 2003. Daily pH cycle and ammonia toxicity. World Aquaculture, 34(2): 20-21.

Wurts, W.A. 2002. Alkalinity and hardness in production ponds. World Aquaculture, 33(1): 16-17.

Tidwell, J.H., S. Coyle, R.M. Durborow, S. Dasgupta, W. Wurts, and Forrest Wynne, Leigh Anne Bright, and Aaron VanArnum. 2002. Growout of freshwater prawns in Kentucky ponds. Kentucky State University Aquaculture Program (Program of Distinction) 44 p.

Wurts, W.A. 2001. Review of feeding practices for channel catfish production. World Aquaculture, 32(4): 16-17 & 68.

Wurts, W.A. 2000. Sustainable aquaculture in the twenty-first century. Reviews in Fisheries Science, 8(2): 141-150.

Wurts, W.A. 2000. Baitfish farming in the United States: a Kentucky experience. World Aquaculture, 31(2): 55-56.

Perschbacher, P. W. and W. A. Wurts. 1999. Effects of calcium and magnesium hardness on acute copper toxicity to juvenile channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus. Aquaculture, 172: 275-280.

Wurts, W. A. 1998. Why do some fish normally live in freshwater and others in saltwater? How can some fish adapt to both? Scientific American: Ask the Experts: Biology. http://www.sciam.com, 1/19/98: 3-4.

Wurts, W. A. 1998. Why can some fish live in fresh water, some in salt water, and some in both? World Aquaculture, 29(1): 65.

Wurts, W. A. 1997. World Report: FDA requires HACCP plan and training for U.S. fish processors and importers. World Aquaculture, 28(3): 62-65.

Wurts, W. A. (editor). 1995. Catfish Focus. In: World Aquaculture, 26(3): 41-81.

Wurts, W. A. and F. Wynne. 1995. Sustainable channel catfish farming: low management production through modified stocking and feeding practices. World Aquaculture, 26(3): 54-59.

Wurts, W. A. 1995. Using salt to reduce handling stress in channel catfish. World Aquaculture, 26(3): 80-81.

Wurts, W. A. and P. W. Perschbacher. 1994. Effects of bicarbonate alkalinity and calcium on the acute toxicity of copper to juvenile channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Aquaculture, 125: 73-79.

Webster, C. D., W. A. Wurts, J. H. Tidwell, L. S. Goodgame, J. A. Clark. 1994. Effects of stocking density on growth of juvenile channel catfish overwintered in ponds. Journal of Applied Aquaculture, 4(3): 79-87.

Wurts, W. A., S. G. McNeill and D. G. Overhults. 1994. Performance and design characteristics of airlift pumps for field applications. World Aquaculture, 25(4): 51-54.

Wurts, W. A. 1993. Transporting channel catfish fry and fingerlings in plastic bags. World Aquaculture, 24(3): 85.

Wurts, W. A. 1993. Dealing with oxygen depletion in ponds. World Aquaculture, 24(2): 108-109.

Wurts, W. A. 1993. Harvesting fish ponds. World Aquaculture, 24(1): 56-57.

Wurts, W. A. 1993. Understanding water hardness. World Aquaculture, 24(1): 18.

Wurts, W. A. and R. R. Stickney. 1993. Growth rates of juvenile red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) reared on commercial salmon feed in fresh and salt water. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society, 24(3): 422-424.

Wurts, W. A. and R. M. Durborow. 1992. Interactions of pH, carbon dioxide, alkalinity and hardness in fish ponds. Southern Regional Aquaculture Center Publication No. 464.

Wurts, W. A. 1992. The seafood issue: safety vs. quality. World Aquaculture, 23(3): 40-41.

Wurts, W. A. 1992. Basics of aquaculture site selection. World Aquaculture, 23(3): 42-43.

Masser, M. P. and W. A. Wurts. 1992. Managing recreational fish ponds. World Aquaculture, 23(2): 41-47.

Wurts, W. A. 1992. Guidelines for producing food-size channel catfish. World Aquaculture, 23(1): 70-72.

Wurts, W. A. 1992. Aquaculture outlook for Kentucky. World Aquaculture, 23(2): 36-37.

Wurts, W. A. and R. R. Stickney. 1989. Responses of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) to calcium and magnesium concentrations in fresh and salt water. Aquaculture, 76: 21-35.

Wurts, W. A. 1987. An evaluation of specific ionic and growth parameters affecting the feasibility of commercially producing red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus). Doctoral dissertation. Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.

Stickney, R. R. and W. A. Wurts. 1986. Responses of Tilapia aurea to selected levels of dietary menhaden and catfish oils. Progressive Fish-Culturist, 48: 107-109.

Wurts, W. A. and R. R. Stickney. 1984. An hypothesis on the light requirements for spawning penaeid shrimp with emphasis on Penaeus setiferus. Aquaculture, 41: 93-98.

Stickney, R. R., R. B. McGeachin, D. H. Lewis, J. Marks, A. Riggs, R. F. Sis, E. H. Robinson and W. A. Wurts. 1984. Responses of Tilapia aurea to dietary vitamin C. Journal of the World Mariculture Society, 15: 179-185.

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Conferences, Proceedings, and Workshops

Wurts, W.A. 2014. Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus food conversion ratios, feeding rates, and growth. Presented at the national professional aquaculture conference, Aquaculture America 2014 in Seattle, WA (02/12/2014). Book of Abstracts, p. 555.

Wurts, W.A. 2013. Rectangular airlift pumps: concept and designs. Invited presentation for the Non- Traditional Aquaculture special session at Aquaculture 2013, the triennial international conference of the WAS, AFS and NSA in Nashville, TN, 2/23/2013. Book of Abstracts, p. 1188.

Wurts, W.A. 2013. Sustainable aquaculture: adapt to survive. Invited presentation for the Non- Traditional Aquaculture special session at Aquaculture 2013, the triennial international conference of the WAS, AFS and NSA in Nashville, TN, 2/23/2013. Book of Abstracts, p. 1187.

Wurts, W.A. 2013. Farming algal fuel: obstacles and objectives. Invited presentation for the Non- Traditional Aquaculture special session at Aquaculture 2013, the triennial international conference of the WAS, AFS and NSA in Nashville, TN, 2/23/2013. Book of Abstracts, p. 1186.

Wurts, W.A.  2012.  Rectangular airlift pump design.  Selected presentation at the the 9th International Conference on Recirculating Aquaculture, 08/24/2012. Proceedings, pp. 76-78.

Wurts, W.A. 2012. Stocking density, single or multiple batch production and channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus growth. Presentation at Aquaculture 2012; Las Vegas, NV; 03/01/12. Book of Abstracts, p. 536.

Wurts, W.A. 2012. Channel catfish density and growth in single or multiple batch production.. Selected presentation at the 2012 Catfish Research Symposium: Catfish Farmers of America.; Savannah, GA; 02/17/12. Proceedings, p. 24.

Wurts, W.A. 2011. Sustainable small-scale catfish farming. Presentation at Aquaculture 2011; New Orleans, LA; 03/02/11. Book of Abstracts, p. 497.

Wurts, W.A. 2010. Sustainable aquaculture: the changing horizon. Invited presentation at World Aquaculture 2010, the triennial international conference of the WAS, AFS and NSA in San Diego, CA (03/02/10) . Book of Abstracts, p. 1104.

Wurts, W.A. 2010. Salt use to reduce stress. Invited presentation at World Aquaculture 2010, the triennial international conference of the WAS, AFS and NSA in San Diego, CA (03/04/10) . Book of Abstracts, p. 1107.

Wurts, W.A. 2010. Farming algal fuel: and aquaculture production perspective. Invited presentation at World Aquaculture 2010, the triennial international conference of the WAS, AFS and NSA in San Diego, CA (03/04/10) . Book of Abstracts, p. 1105.

Wurts, W.A. 2010. Low input aquaculture. Invited presentation at World Aquaculture 2010, the triennial international conference of the WAS, AFS and NSA in San Diego, CA (03/04/10) . Book of Abstracts, p. 1106.

Wurts, W.A. 2009. Small-scale, low-input aquaculture: return on an investment. Presented in the General Aquaculture session at Aquaculture 2009, the National Conference and Exposition of the US Aquaculture Society, the National Aquaculture Association and the USASA, Seattle, WA, February 18, 2009. Book of Abstracts, p. 379.

Wurts, W.A. 2008. Polyculture of paddlefish Polyodon spathula in ponds used for low-input shrimp production. Presented in the Freshwater Fish Culture session at Aquaculture 2008, the National Conference and Exposition of the US Aquaculture Society, the National Aquaculture Association and the USASA, Orlando, FL, February 11.

Wurts, W.A. 2008. Cooperative extension: research and technology vs. reality. Invited presentation for the Student Careers Seminar at Aquaculture 2008, the National Conference and Exposition of the US Aquaculture Society, the National Aquaculture Association and the USASA, Orlando, FL, February 10.

Wurts, W.A. 2007. Low-input shrimp farming in Kentucky, Macrobrachium rosenbergii. The international triennial conference and exposition of the World Aquaculture Society, the National Shellfisheries Association and the Americian Fisheries Society held in San Antonio, TX; March 2, 2007. Book of Abstracts, p. 1008.

Wurts, W.A. 2007. Small-scale and home-use aquaculture in Kentucky. The international triennial conference and exposition of the World Aquaculture Society, the National Shellfisheries Association and the Americian Fisheries Society held in San Antonio, TX; March 2, 2007. Book of Abstracts, p. 1006.

Wurts, W.A. 2007. Liming ponds. The international triennial conference and exposition of the World Aquaculture Society, the National Shellfisheries Association and the Americian Fisheries Society held in San Antonio, TX; March 2, 2007. Book of Abstracts, p. 1007.

Dasgupta, S., W. Wurts, R. Durborow.  2007. Can Catfish Aquaculture be Profitable in Farm Ponds?  Selected Paper prepared for presentation at the Southern Agricultural Economics Association Annual Meetings Mobile, Alabama, February 4-7, 2007. Proceedings.

Wurts, W.A. 2006. Low-input shrimp farming in Kentucky, 2002-2004 Macrobrachium rosenbergii. The national conference and exposition of the US Aquaculture Society, the National Aquaculture Association and the US Aquaculture Suppliers Association held in Las Vegas, NV; February 14, 2006. Book of Abstracts, p. 357.

Wurts, W.A. 2005. Using salt for live fish transport. Invited presentation at the Special Session of Aquaculture America 2005: Live Transport of Aquatic Organisms. The national conference and exposition of the US Aquaculture Society, the National Aquaculture Association and the US Aquaculture Suppliers Association in New Orleans, LA. Book of Abstracts, p. 499.

Wurts, W.A. 2005. Transporting channel catfish fry and eggs. Invited presentation at the Special Session of Aquaculture America 2005: Live Transport of Aquatic Organisms. The national conference and exposition of the US Aquaculture Society, the National Aquaculture Association and the US Aquaculture Suppliers Association in New Orleans, LA. Book of Abstracts, p. 500.

Wurts, W.A. 2004. Low-input shrimp farming Macrobrachium rosenbergii. Aquaculture 2004 -- the international triennial meeting of the World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, and the American Fisheries Society Fish Culture Section. Honolulu, HI. Book of Abstracts, p. 652.

Wurts, W.A. 2004. Shunt Biofiltration: a concept and design for increasing capacity. Aquaculture 2004 -- the international triennial meeting of the World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, and the American Fisheries Society Fish Culture Section. Honolulu, HI. Book of Abstracts, p. 652.

Wurts, W.A. 2004. Low and Reduced Input Aquaculture. Organizer, coordinator and chair of this invited special session at Aquaculture 2004 -- the international triennial meeting of the World Aquaculture Society, National Shellfisheries Association, and the American Fisheries Society Fish Culture Section. Honolulu, HI.

Wurts, W.A. 2003. Production Challenges in Aquaculture. Session organizer and chair, special session at Aquaculture America 2003. The national conference and exposition of the US Aquaculutre Society, the National Aqauculture Association and the US Aquaculture Suppliers Association in Louisville, KY.

Wurts, W.A. 2003. Stabilizing water quality for production of freshwater shrimp Machrobrachium Rosenbergii. Special Session at Aquaculture America 2003: Production Challenges in Aquaculture. The national conference and exposition of the US Aquaculutre Society, the National Aqauculture Association and the US Aquaculture Suppliers Association in Louisville, KY. Book of Abstracts, p. 338.

Wurts, W.A. 2003. Challenges for channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus production in Kentucky. Special Session at Aquaculture America 2003: Production Challenges in Aquaculture. The national conference and exposition of the US Aquaculutre Society, the National Aqauculture Association and the US Aquaculture Suppliers Association in Louisville, KY. Book of Abstracts, p. 338.

Wurts, W.A. 2003. Small-scale channel catfish farming in Kentucky. In, Small Scale Aquaculture: Proceedings of the Special Session Aquaculture 2002, a publication of the Association of 1890 Research Directors. UAPB Printing Services, Pine Bluff, AR. pp. 1-2.

Wurts, W. A. 2002. Small-scale catfish farming. Proceedings: Agriculture Situation and Outlook, Fall 2002; ESM 28, October 2002, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, pp 63-64.

Wurts, W. A. 2002. Small-scale channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus farming in Kentucky. Invited paper presented at the Special Session on Small-Scale Aquaculture at Aquaculture America 2002; San Diego, CA – the national conference of the U.S. Aquaculture Society, the National Aquaculture Association and the USASA, January 27-30, 2002. Book of Abstracts, p. 369.

Wurts, W. A. 2001. Status of Kentucky aquaculture. Proceedings: Agriculture Situation and Outlook, Fall 2001; Economic Subject Matter Meetings, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Kentucky, pp. 43-46.

Wurts, W. A. 2001. Bio-mechanical plankton harvest: a conceptual model for the culture of multiple species. Presented at Aquaculture 2001 -- The international triennial conference and exposition of the World Aquaculture Society, the National Shellfisheries Association and the Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society. Book of Abstracts, p. 704.

Wurts, W. A. 2000. Sustainable aquaculture in the twenty-first century. Proceedings of the 2000 Catfish Culture Research Symposium at the Annual Meeting of the Catfish Farmers of America, Albuquerque, NM. Abstract.

Wurts, W.A. 1999. Sustainable aquaculture for a new century. Proceedings of the 9th National Extension, Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Conference -- Leading the Way Toward Sustainability: Extension in the New Millennium, pp. 189-193.

Wurts, W. A. 1999. Sustainable aquaculture: concepts and perceptions. Presented at Aquaculture America '99; Tampa, FL -- The annual conference of the U.S. Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society and the National Aquaculture Association, January, 1999. Book of Abstracts, p. 217.

Wurts, W. A. 1998. Co-chaired general nutrition session at Aquaculture '98; Las Vegas, NV -- The international triennial conference and exposition of the World Aquaculture Society, the National Shellfisheries Association and the Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society.

Wurts, W. A. 1998. Developing feeding tables for aquaculture: using channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus and red drum Sciaenops ocellatus as models. Presented at Aquaculture '98; Las Vegas, NV -- The international triennial conference and exposition of the World Aquaculture Society, the National Shellfisheries Association and the Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society. Book of Abstracts, p. 589.

Wurts, W.A. 1997. Judge, zoology section: Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Louisville, KY, May 10-16, 1997.

Perschbacher, P. W. and W. A. Wurts. 1997. Effects of calcium and magnesium hardness on acute copper toxicity to juvenile channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus. Presented at Aquaculture '97; Seattle, WA -- The annual international conference and exposition of the World Aquaculture Society. Book of Abstracts, p. 507.

Perschbacher, P. W. and W. A. Wurts. 1997. Effects of calcium and magnesium hardness on acute copper toxicity to juvenile channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus. Proceedings of the 1997 Catfish Culture Research Symposium, Nashville, TN. Abstract.

Wurts, W. A. 1996. Chaired Pond Management session at the 1996 National Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Specialists Workshop: Educational Challenges for the 21st Century. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

Wurts, W. A. 1996. Sustainable fish farming: all you need is a 5-gallon bucket and a pickup truck. Presented (proceedings) at the 1996 National Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Specialists Workshop: Educational Challenges for the 21st Century. Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

Wurts, W. A. 1995. Managing ponds for largemouth bass and sustainable channel catfish production. Presentation (proceedings) invited by the government of Sonora, Mexico at the Reunion de Analisis y Perspectivas Sobre el Cultivo de Peces Commerciales in Navojoa, Sonora.

Wurts, W. A., F. Wynne and R. D. Howerton. 1995. Advanced feeding practices and low stocking density for sustainable channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) production. Presented at Aquaculture '95 -- the triennial joint meeting of the Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society, the World Aquaculture Society, and the National Shellfisheries Association, San Diego, CA. Book of Abstracts, p. 248.

Wurts, W. A. and P. W. Perschbacher. 1994. Effects of bicarbonate alkalinity and calcium on the acute toxicity of copper to juvenile channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Presented at the annual meeting of the World Aquaculture Society, New Orleans, LA: January, 1994. Abstracts, p. 181.

Wurts, W. A. and F. Wynne. 1994. Winter growth of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) fingerlings stocked at low density in early autumn. Presented at Aquaculture '94, the annual meeting of the World Aquaculture Society, New Orleans, LA: January, 1994. Abstracts, p. 190.

Wurts, W. A., D. A. Davis and E. H. Robinson. 1993. Polyculture of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) with blue tilapia (Tilapia aurea): using tilapia progeny as forage. Presented at the annual meeting of the U.S. Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society, Hilton Head, SC. Abstract, p. 56.

Wurts, W. A. and R. R. Stickney. 1992. Growth rates of juvenile red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) reared on commercial salmon feed in fresh and salt water. Presented at Aquaculture '92, Orlando, FL; joint meeting of the National Shellfisheries Association, the Fish Culture Section of the American Fisheries Society and the World Aquaculture Society. Abstracts, p. 239.

Wurts, W. A. 1992. The seafood issue: safety vs. quality. Fact sheet: Food Safety Media Exposition 1992; Lexington, KY.

Wurts, W. A., S. G. McNeill and D. G. Overhults. 1992. Performance characteristics of airlift pumps in the field. Proceedings of the National Extension Aquaculture Workshop 1992; Little Rock, AR. Facilities section, pp. 1-5.

Wurts, W. A. and J. T. Davis. 1991. Aquaculture animal damage control, in: Future directions for cooperative extension wildlife, fisheries, and aquaculture programs 1991-2000. Proceedings of the National Extension Wildlife and Fisheries Workshop, pp. 45-46.

Wurts, W. A., S. G. McNeill and D. G. Overhults. 1990. Field evaluation of airlift de-stratifier pumping performance. Annual meeting of the World Aquaculture Society, Halifax, N.S.; Abstracts, p. 36.

Wurts, W. A. and E. H. Robinson. 1986. The effects of environmental calcium and magnesium on growth and survival of juvenile red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) in marine and fresh water. Annual meeting of the World Mariculture Society, Reno, NV; abstract.

Wurts, W. A. and E. H. Robinson. 1985. Polyculture of red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) and tilapia (Tilapia aurea): using tilapia as forage. Annual meeting of the World Mariculture Society, Orlando, FL; abstract.

Robinson, E. H., W. H. Daniels, C. D. Williams, and W. A. Wurts. 1984. Diet development and environmental ion requirements for fingerling red fish (Sciaenops ocellatus). Fish Farming Conference and Annual Convention, Fish Farmers of Texas, pp. 44-50.

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Trade Magazines and Periodicals

Wurts, W.A. 2001. Review of feeding practices for channel catfish production. The Aquaculture News, 9(11): 12-13.

Wurts, W.A. 2000. Aquatic plants in Kentucky. Aquaculture Magazine, 26(4): 25.

Wurts, W.A. 2000. Tilapia: potential in Kentucky. Aquaculture Magazine, 26(1): 25.

Wurts, W. A. 1999. Potential for small-scale baitfish production in Kentucky explored. The Aquaculture News, 7(9): 20.

Wurts, W. A. 1998. Why can some fish live in fresh water, some in salt water, and some in both? The Aquaculture News, 6(11): 12.

Wurts, W. A. 1997. FDA requires training/plan for U.S. processors, importers by year end. The Aquaculture News, 5(9): 2-3.

Wurts, W. A. 1994. Winter growth of channel catfish. Aquaculture Magazine, 20(1): 26.

Wurts, W. A. 1993. Safety, quality issues concerning seafood explored. The Aquaculture News, 1(5): 14-16.

Wurts, W. A. 1992. Using salt to transport live fish. Water Farming Journal, 7(5): 18-19.

Wurts, W. A. 1992. Harvesting fish ponds. Farm Pond Harvest, 26(4): 8.

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Educational and Teaching

Wurts, W. A. 1992. Can I raise catfish for profit?: the principles of aquaculture; in T. G. Barnes, L. R. Kiesel, J. R. Martin (eds.); Private Lands Wildlife Management: a technical guidance manual and correspondence course. Section VII, Chapter 24.

Masser, M. P. and W. A. Wurts. 1992. How do I manage my farm pond for fishing?; in T. G. Barnes, L. R. Kiesel, J. R. Martin (eds.); Private Lands Wildlife Management: a technical guidance manual and correspondence course. Section VII, Chapter 23.

Wurts, W. A. and F. Wynne, editors. 1991. Kentucky Aquaculture Conference, East --1991-- West (manual). 106 pp.

Wurts, W. A., editor. 1990. Western Kentucky Aquaculture Conference (manual). 85 pp.

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Newsletters and Fact Sheets

Wurts, W.A., S. D. Mims and R. J. Onders. 2008. Paddlefish Polyodon spathula polyculture in low-input shrimp Macrobrachium rosenbergii ponds. Kentucky Aquatic Farming 21(2): 3-4.

Wurts, W.A. 2005. Low Input Shrimp Farming in Kentucky: 2002-2005, Macrobrachium rosenbergii Kentucky Aquatic Farming , 18(4).

Wurts, W.A. 2004. Production guidelines for small-scale and home-use catfish farming. Kentucky Aquatic Farming, 17(2): 6.

Wurts, W.A. 2004. Aeration equipment. Newsletter of the Purchase Area Aquaculture Cooperative, August/September, 2004, pp. 4-5.

Wurts, W.A. 2004. Low oxygen in ponds. Newsletter of the Purchase Area Aquaculture Cooperative, June-July, 2004, p. 6.

Wurts, W.A. 2004. Low-input shrimp farming 2004. Purchase Area Aquaculture Cooperative Newsletter (May), p. 5.

Wurts, W.A. 2003. Organic fertilization in production ponds. Kentucky Aquatic Farming, 16(1): 2-3.

Wurts, W.A. 2002. Low-input shrimp farming demonstration. Kentucky Aquatic Farming, 15(4): 4.

Thompson, K.R., L.A. Muzinic, C.D. Webster, W.A. Wurts, and S. Dasgupta. 2002. Small-scale pond production of the red claw crayfish in Kentucky. Kentucky Aquatic Farming, 15(4): 6-8.

Wurts, W.A. 2002. Small-scale catfish farming. Kentucky Aquatic Farming, 15(4): 4.

Wurts, W.A. 2002. Pond pH and ammonia toxicity. 15(3): 4.

Wurts, W. A. 2002. Alkalinity and hardness in production ponds. Kentucky Aquatic Farming, 15(1): 6.

Wurts, W. A. 2001. Feeding channel catfish -- part II. Kentucky Fish Farming, 14(3): 2-4.

Wurts, W. A. 2001. Feeding practices for channel catfish production. Kentucky Fish Farming, 14(2) : 2-3.

Wurts, W. A. 2001. Faster Growing Catfish: USDA Strain 103. Kentucky Fish Farming, 14(2): 11.

Wurts, W. A. 1999. Tilapia: a potential species for Kentucky fish farms. Kentucky Fish Farming, 12(2): 3.

Wurts, W. A. 1999. Aquatic Plants: a new crop for Kentucky's water farmers. Kentucky Fish Farming, 12(2): 3.

Wurts, W. A. 1999. Opportunity for baitfish production in Kentucky. Kentucky Fish Farming, 12(1): 6.

Wurts, W. A. 1999. Sustainable aquaculture: concepts and perceptions. Kentucky Fish Farming, 12(1): 5.

Wurts, W. A. 1998. Why can some fish life in fresh water, some in salt water, and some in both? Kentucky Fish Farming, 11(4): 6.

Wurts, W. A. 1998. Managing recreational fish ponds. Kentucky Fish Farming, 11(1): 1-8.

Wurts, W. A. 1997. FDA requires HACCP training/plan for U.S. fish processors and importers by December 1997. Kentucky Fish Farming, 10(2): 3-6.

Wurts, W.A. 1995. Sustainable channel catfish farming: low management production through modified stocking and feeding practices. Kentucky Fish Farming, 8(3): 2-6.

Howerton, R. D., F. Wynne, W. A. Wurts, and R. M. Durborow. 1994. Using Kentucky grown hybrid striped bass in pay lakes. Kentucky Fish Farming, 7(2).

Wurts, W. A., F. Wynne, and R. D. Howerton. 1994. Low management/advanced feeding, aquaculture demonstration. Kentucky Fish Farming, 7(1).

Wurts, W. A., F. Wynne, R. D. Howerton, and R. M. Durborow. 1994. Hybrid striped bass demonstration in a Graves Co. pay lake. Kentucky Fish Farming, 7(1).

Wurts, W. A. 1993. Winter growth of channel catfish fingerlings stocked at low density in early autumn. Kentucky Fish Farming, 6(3).

Wurts, W. A. 1993. The seafood issue: safety vs. quality. Kentucky Fish Farming, 6(1).

Wurts, W. A. 1992. Harvesting fish ponds, WKY-217. Kentucky Fish Farming, 5(1).

Wurts, W. A. 1991. Transporting channel catfish fry and fingerlings in plastic bags, WKY-215. Kentucky Fish Farming, 4(2).

Wurts, W. A. 1991. Basics of aquaculture site selection, WKY-213. Kentucky Fish Farming, 4(1).

Wurts, W. A., R. M. Durborow and F. Wynne. 1991. Aquaculture extension program. Natural Resources Newsletter, 10(2): University of Kentucky Department of Forestry.

Wurts, W. A. 1990. Pure oxygen and live fish transport, WKY-214. Kentucky Fish Farming, 3(2).

Wurts, W. A. 1990. Update: use of bluestone (copper sulfate) for algae control. Kentucky Fish Farming, 3(1).

Wurts, W. A. 1990. Aquaculture: outlook for western Kentucky. Natural Resources Newsletter, 8(1): University of Kentucky Department of Forestry.

Wurts, W. A. 1989. Temporary storage of fresh fish. Kentucky Fish Farming, 2(4).

Wurts, W. A. 1989. Pond aeration. Kentucky Fish Farming, 2(3).

Wurts, W. A. 1989. Understanding water hardness, WKY-213. Kentucky Fish Farming, 2(2).

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Extension Circulars and Fact Sheets

Wurts, W. A. 1991. Basic cost and market value estimates for channel catfish production.

Wurts, W. A. 1990. Low oxygen and pond aeration, WKY-211.

Wurts, W. A. 1990. Guidelines for producing food-size channel catfish, WKY-212.

Masser, M. P. and W. A. Wurts. 1990. Managing recreational fish ponds, WKY-191.

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