Ellison Chair Announces Water Webinar Series

July 30, 2009 - 07:48

Access to an adequate supply of high quality water is a growing concern for the nursery/floral industry because drought, urbanization and competing demands have decreased available irrigation water. Regulations on consumption and runoff also have greatly impacted greenhouse and nursery management and profitability.

In response to this, Dr. Charlie Hall, Ellison Chair in International Floriculture, recently announced on his blog a new three-part webinar series that focuses on water quality, conservation and management.

Dr. Paul Fisher, associate professor and extension specialist at the University of Florida, will present the first of these water-related webinars at 2 p.m. CDT Aug. 17. His topic will be: "What's Living in Your Water?: Water Quality and Treatment for Pathogens and Algae."

Paul also serves as the lead collaborator for the Water Education Alliance for Horticulture. The alliance’s goal is to reduce runoff and water-related disease issues in the greenhouse and nursery industry by increasing grower knowledge of water technologies and water conservation practices. They currently are focusing on developing accessible educational materials for growers and researching practical methods to assess how well treatment technologies work on pathogens.

To register for the Ellison Chair Water Webinar Series, click here.

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