UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
University of California
UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

Erosion and Pesticide Runoff Management in Nurseries

UCCE Santa Cruz Co. Auditorium 
1432 Freedom Blvd. 
Watsonville, CA 95076
September 27, 2012
7:30 am - 4:00 pm


Moderator: Steve Tjosvold, UCCE Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties

Continuing Education Units approved: DPR (3.0 "other")
Continuing Education Units approved: CCA (5.5 soil/water management. 0.5 professional development)


Time Title Speaker Topics
7:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast    
8:00am Welcome, Introduction Julie Newman, UCCE Ventura and Santa Barbara Cos. Pesticides, Sediment, and Water Quality Issues/Regulations
8:15am Protecting Roads, Slopes, Waterways and Bare Soil from Erosion

Richard Casale, RCD Santa Cruz Co. and

Bruce Quintana-Jones, NRCS Half Moon Bay

Erosion & Sediment Control, Plant Cover, Road Maintenance, Drainage Control, Tail water Recovery, Water Harvesting
9:00am Reducing Pesticide Loads Julie Newman, UCCE Ventura and Santa Barbara Cos. How Pesticides Move; BMPs to Reduce Pesticide Loads
9:30am Break    
9:50am Use of Vegetative Buffers for Managing Sediments, Pesticides, and Nutrients Don Merhaut, UC Riverside

Site Selection, Design, Maintenance, Plant Selection, Use of California Natives as Biofilters, UC Research Project
Demonstrating Effectiveness of a Nursery Bioswale

10:45am Treating Runoff: Constructed Wetlands and Slow Sand Filtration Loren Oki, UC Davis Basics and Research Projects
11:20am Treating Runoff: Chemical Control of Pathogens in Recycling Systems Don Merhaut, UC Riverside Chemical Control of Pathogens as a Means of Reducing Fungicide Use
12:00pm Lunch    
12:30pm Load bus for tour of local nurseries    Including Smith Gardens and Suncrest Nurseries
4:00pm Bus returns to UCCE Auditorium, Meeting Adjourned    



Registration $45 per person

Online Registration (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AmEx only)

Mail or Fax in Registration (credit cards or checks)



UCNFA has not reserved any blocks of hotel rooms for this event.

A list of available hotels/motels in the Watsonville area can be found here:
Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce/Business Directory/Hotels


Thanks to these additional partners

Smith Gardens

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