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2011 Programs/Presentations


2011


Risk Management Workshop for Greenhouse and Nursery Managers
May 10, 2011 Carpinteria
attendance 33

Photovoltaic Applications in Horticulture and Agriculture
May 16, 2011 UC Davis
attendance 28

Photovoltaic Applications in Horticulture and Agriculture
May 20, 2011 Vista/San Marcos
CANCELLED

Photovoltaic Applications in Horticulture and Agriculture
May 27, 2011 Salinas
CANCELLED

ABCs of Fertilizer and Irrigation Management in Spanish
June 23, 2011 Azusa
attendance43

Photos from the ABCs of Fertilizer Management

Pest Monitoring in Ornamental Plant Production (in English and Spanish)
July 5, 2011 San Marcos
attendance 27

Scouting and Spray Evaluation Workshop
August 23, 2011 Watsonville
attendance 40

Erosion and Pesticide Runoff Management in Nurseries
September 13, 2011 Ventura
Attendance 68

California Nursery Conference
October 6, 2011 Etiwanda (Rancho Cucamonga)
attendance 89

Effective Use of Pesticides in Ornamental Plant Production
(English and Spanish)
October 18, 2011 San Marcos
attendance 26

 

 

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 Green Sheets make the link between home land use practices and storm water runoff
Land use has a tremendous impact on streams and the coastal marine environment. Land development affects how water cycles between the atmosphere, the land and water bodies. As land is covered by buildings, roads, parking lots and other impervious surfaces, the natural flow of water is altered. Instead of being absorbed into the soil where it replenishes groundwater, on paved surfaces this valuable resource flows quickly, accumulating pollutants, then entering storm drains as polluted storm water runoff. Bacteria, heavy metals, petroleum products, nutrients and sediment are all carried by storm water. During rainstorms large amounts of water pours from storm drains into local water bodies, eroding stream banks and contaminating freshwater and marine ecosystems. Storm water runoff causes polluted coastal water resulting in beach closures and negative economic impacts. Research indicates the amount of paved area in a watershed is correlated to both water quality and the health of aquatic ecosystems. It is important that property owners and municipalities understand this link. Decisions to pave a driveway or landscape a yard can potentially affect the amount/toxicity of storm water runoff and, consequently, aquatic ecosystems and the cleanliness of stream/ocean waters.

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