Now FREE! Container Irrigation Workshop May 14th

Thanks to sponsorship from the Soil and Water Conservation District and the Tampa Chapter of the FNGLA the Regional Container Irrigation Workshop is now free!

Join us at J & R Nursery on May 14, 2013 at 3:00 pm for a Regional Nursery Irrigation Workshop and dinner. Cost is now free. Extension is bringing top experts to Hillsborough County to have a hands on irrigation event with 3 Private Applicator CEUs Available. Here is the agenda...

2:30-3:00 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 water EC and pH, bring samples from your nursery).
4:45-6:15 Dr. Tom Yeager-Container irrigation practices 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 method EC and pH tests
6:30-7:00 Ms. Jemy Hinton-Container irrigation BMPs-How to sign up? Why?
Mr. Guillermo Alverio-Mobile Irrigation Lab
SWFWMD-Cost share money for irrigation improvements.
7:00-8:00 Evaluations and Dinner

We will be in the field at a nursery so you can get hands on information to bring back and use. We will do irrigation water tests, you can schedule to sign up for the Best Management Practices, and you will find out how you can get SWFWMD money to improve your water delivery.
All participants must register by 5/12/13 by clicking this link http://nurserybmp.eventbrite.com
You may also register or ask questions by calling or emailing Shawn Steed (ststeed@ufl.edu 813-744-5519 x 54147)

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