Free Water Conservation and Treatment Webinars

Free Webinars: Water Conservation and Treatment
Learn about the latest water treatment and conservation research in these six webinars presented by the Clean WateR3 (cleanwater3.org) research and outreach team, and hosted by the University of Florida IFAS Center for Public Issues Education

These free webinars will be 45 minutes long at 12 noon ET on consecutive Tuesdays, beginning on January 24. 

Webinar 1

January 24th

Clean WateR3: Research you can use on water conservation, recycling and treatment

Dr. Sarah White, Clemson University

Webinar 4

February 14th

Reasons we do or do not use water treatments and technologies

Dr. Alexa Lamm and Dr. Laura Warner, University of Florida

For more information and registration click here 

Webinar 2

January 31st

Manage diseases caused by Phytophthora and Pythium in nurseries

Dr. Johanna Del Castillo and Dr. Cassandra Swett, University of Maryland

Webinar 5

February 21st

Enhance irrigation practices through audits and monitoring

Dr. Jim Owen, Virginia Tech University

Webinar 3

February 7th

How do leading growers solve water quality issues?

Dr. Paul Fisher, University of Florida

Webinar 6

February 28th

Sensor-controlled irrigation and pathogen management

Dr. John Lea-Cox, University of Maryland

Pesticide Collection Day

If you are an ag operation in Hillsborough County and have any unwanted or unusable pesticides that you would like to legally get rid of we have an opportunity for you.  Hillsborough County agricultural operations can dispose of stored pesticides that are out-of-date, suspended, or unusable during an Agriculture Pesticide Collection on Friday, January 27th, 2017 from 8:00-3:00, at US Ecology, 7202 E. 8th Ave. in Tampa.  There will be no charge for dropping off chemicals and no questions asked.  There will be a very brief survey to help us gauge the value of this type of program for the future.
This program, hosted in partnership between Hillsborough County Economic Development Agriculture Industry Development Program, the Hillsborough County Extension Service, and the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County, provides farmers a safe and economical way to dispose of their unwanted pesticides, to avoid the potential public health and environmental risks associated with long term storage of these pesticides. The initiative also educates agricultural pesticide users on proper handling, storage, and management practices.
Funding for the collection is being provided through a grant from the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County Pollution Recovery Fund. This funding is limited and the collection will be closed when funding is exhausted.  This happened last year and we were forced to shut down earlier than expected due to the high amount of pesticides we received.
Pesticide manufacturers and distributors, homeowners, universities and government institutions, including state, county and local government pesticide users, are not eligible to participate.
For more information on the collection, contact Simon Bollin, Agriculture Industry Development Program Manager, Hillsborough County Economic Development Department, at (813) 276-2735 or bollins@hillsboroughcounty.org.

When:  Friday January 27th, 8:00-3:00
Where:  US Ecology, 7202 E 8th Ave, Tampa
Cost:  Free!