A new series of water quality and recycling webinars will begin Aug. 18. The webinars will help growers successfully manage water-quality issues and recycle irrigation water.
This education program to promote water conservation is co-sponsored by the Water Education Alliance for Horticulture (a collaborative program hosted by the University of Florida), OFA — an Association of Horticulture Professionals, the Society of American Florists, and the Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association. The series of 30-minute live presentations will feature both new research and practical guidelines.
On Aug. 18, Paul Fisher of the University of Florida will present "Water treatment technologies and recycling"; on Sept. 17, Rob Wick of the University of Massachusetts will present "Biology of Waterborne Pathogens"; on Nov. 17, Loren Oki of the University of California and Sarah White of Clemson University will present "Ecological Approaches to Water Treatment," which will include slow sand filtration and constructed wetlands; and Jan. 20, 2011, Bill Argo of the Blackmore Co. will present "Nutritional Aspects of Water Quality."
Registration is free, but space is limited, so sign up early. Visit www.watereducationalliance.org  (click on “workshops”) to register.