This hands-on workshop seeks to give growers tools to irrigate efficiently and effectively to reduce costs and improve plant health. Various government organizations will be in attendance to assist growers in grants and services to improve water delivery and check water quality.
Regional Nursery Irrigation Workshop
2:00-3:00 Mr. Shawn Steed-Check in and introduction
3:00-4:30 Dr. Paul Fisher-Irrigation pH, EC, and biological components and how they negatively can affect plant growth.
4:30-4:45 Break refreshments (Check your EC and pH).
4:45-6:15 Dr. Tom Yeager-Container irrigation methods to reduce plant problems and save costs.
6:15-6:30 Hands on Demonstrations (Station Rotations)
Mr. Ed Skvarch-Fertilizer leaching demonstration
Mr. Shawn Steed-2 to 1 substrate test for EC and pH.
Ms. Venessa Campoverde-Pour through EC and pH tests
6:30-7:00 Ms. Jemy Hinton-Container irrigation BMPs-How to sign up? Why?
Mr. Guillermo Alvierro-Mobile Irrigation Lab
SWFWMD-Cost share money for irrigation improvements.
7:00-8:00 Dinner and CEUs