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For Immediate Release:
February 20, 2013
Media Contact:
Vanessa Campoverde

305-248-2211

Cooperative Extension to host a workshop & field day on Container Nursery Irrigation


(MIAMI, February 20, 2013) – The Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension in partnership with the University of Florida (UF) will host a unique program for container nursery irrigation on Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., at John B. Campbell Agricultural Center, 18710 S.W. 288th Street, Homestead.

Overwatering plants causes water, fertilizer and pesticide waste and enhances plant diseases which can attribute to enormous economic losses. 

Workshop goals are to train participants in data collection and increase their understanding of related watering concepts related to nursery irrigation systems. To better understand irrigation methods, participants will have an opportunity to visit a local nursery in the city of Homestead.

Dr. Tom Yeager, an expert in Best Management Practices (BMP) for nursery crops will share his knowledge and objectives of his research and extension program. Furthermore, members from South Dade’s Soil and Water Conservation District (SDSWCD), and growers from South Dade’s Agricultural area will also be in attendance.

Participants will learn about uniformity of irrigation applications, leaching fractions, and a container plant’s ability to capture irrigation. Click here, to obtain more information on the workshop. You may also register online by clicking here. There is cost of $12.00 if paid by Feb. 22.

For further information, inquiries or comments about forthcoming Extension activities or upcoming workshops please contact Commercial Horticulture Educator: E. Vanessa Campoverde at 305-248-3311 ext. 241 or email: evcampoverde@ufl.edu or visit the commercial blog.

For further information, please visit Miami-Dade County’s/University of Florida’s Cooperative Extension website at http://miami-dade.ifas.ufl.edu/.