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

Nursery and Greenhouse Runoff Treatment Workshop

Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, Alpha Gamma Rho Room 
Alumni Lane 
University of California 
Davis, CA 95616
August 21, 2012
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sponsored by:            
    University of California Nursery and Floriculture Alliance        
    University of Florida Water Education Alliance for Horticulture      
    California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers        
    California Department of Food And Agriculture        
    UCD College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences        
    UCD Department of Plant Sciences 

A trade show will be included for vendors of water treatment products and services (contact Paul Fisher at pfisher@ufl.edu for details)

List of trade show participants

Moderator: Loren Oki, Dept of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

Continuing Education Units requested: DPR 4 "other", CCA 4 soil and water management


8:00 AM    Registration and Continental Breakfast

Session 1  Runoff Treatment
Presentations from each participant followed by open discussion

8:30 AM    Welcome
                Loren Oki, Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

8:35 AM    Selecting a water treatment method
                Paul Fisher, University of Florida

9:30 AM     Ecological alternatives for water treatment
                 Loren Oki, University of California, Davis

10:00 AM    Break
Session 2  Managing Runoff
10:15 AM    Managing Nursery Runoff
                  John Kabashima, UCCE Orange County

11:00 AM    Using constructed wetlands to treat agricultural runoff
                  Toby O'Geen, University of California, Davis

11:30 AM    NORS DUC- Nursery pest and disease research
                  Karen Suslow, Hines Growers
12:00 PM     Lunch and Visit vendors

1:00 PM       Board buses, travel to Hines Growers
1:40 PM       Hines Growers, Winters

  • Tour of nursery water treatment systems    
  • Water runoff capture and treatment- Karen Suslow, Hines Growers
  • Website resources on water treatment- Rosa Raudales, University of Florida

2:40 PM        Board buses, travel to Four Winds Growers
3:20 PM       Four Winds Growers, Winters

  • Refreshment Break
  • Water treatment using ozonation- Cedar Seeger, Four Winds Growers
  • AgDia disease detection products demonstration- Karen Robb, Target Specialty Products

4:20 PM        Return to UCD

5:00 PM        Arrive at UCD, adjourn

Registration Options

Early registration $45 per person (until August 14, 2012).

Late Registration $55 per person (after August 14, 2012 and walk-in). (Handouts and meals cannot be guaranteed for late or walk-in registrations.)

Online Registration (credit cards)

Mail or FAX in registration (credit cards or checks)


Lodging options

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

A list of available hotels in the Davis area can be found here:


Thanks to these additional sponsors


Assistance Available

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Please contact the UCNFA office at 530-752-8419 (phone/fax) (email: lldodge@ucdavis.edu) if you have special needs or require assistance
Webmaster Email: lroki@ucdavis.edu