Water and Nutrient Management Workshop

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Water & Nutrient Management in Container Production
UConn Greenhouse Research and Extension Program

Date:  11 July 2019
Location: Jones Auditorium at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT
Address: 123 Huntington St., New Haven, CT 
Organized by:  Rosa Raudales (860-486-6043, rosa.raudales@uconn.edu) and Leanne Pundt (860-626-6855, leanne.pundt@uconn.edu)

Program:

Time Description Speaker
9:30 – 9:50 AM Registration
10:00 – 10:20 AM Testing and interpreting water quality
Water quality parameters that affect plant quality and irrigation clogging. Learn what they are, how to test them, and interpret the results.
Rosa Raudales, Ph.D.
University of Connecticut
10:20 – 11:20 AM Water treatment design
Design a water treatment system that matches your target problem. Case studies on water treatment to control algae, biofilm, and particles.
Paul Fisher, Ph.D.
University of Florida
11:20 – 11:30 AM Break
11:30 – 12:20 PM Salinity issues and management in ornamental plant production
Learn how to identify and correct high salinity-related problems
Raul Cabrera, Ph.D.
Rutgers University
12:20– 1:00 PM Lunch (Included in registration)
1:00 – 1:40 PM Getting the most out of substrates
Learn about the dynamics of growing media and nutrients in containers.
Jim Owen, Ph.D.
Virginia Tech University
1:40 – 2:20  PM Managing nutrients in irrigation runoff
Capture and treat irrigation runoff. Remove nutrients and pathogens.
Sarah White, Ph.D.
Clemson University
10 min break
2:20 – 3:10 PM Biological treatment methods to remove plant pathogens from captured runoff water
Biological alternatives to remove plant pathogens from irrigation water.
Loren Oki, Ph.D.
University of California-Davis
3:15 PM Meeting Adjourn

* 4.25 credits for Private Applicators have been approved for this program.

Registration:
Early Registration: $40 per person, by 30 June 2019
Late Registration: $55 per person, after 30 June 2019

Registration fee includes morning coffee, boxed lunch, and handouts.

Online registration: http://s.uconn.edu/waterandnutrient

If you want to pay your registration with a check, contact: Rosa Raudales, UConn, 860-486-6043, rosa@uconn.edu or Leanne Pundt, UConn Extension, 860-626-6866, leanne.pundt@uconn.edu

This Program is Co-Sponsored by:

This work is supported by Critical Agricultural Research and Extension (grant no. 11947449) and Water for Agriculture (project accession no. 1011821) from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

If you are an individual with a disability and need accommodations, please contact Rosa Raudales at rosa@uconn.edu or (860) 486-6043 as early as possible prior to the event to help us ensure availability. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the University to arrange. A good faith effort will be made to provide accommodations up until the time of the workshop.