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UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance

October 1, 2009 ABCs of Fertilizer Management (in Spanish)- Watsonville

ABCs of Fertilizer Management (In Spanish): Hands-On Training With Train-the-Trainer Option

This all-day workshop in Spanish will include hands-on training and demonstrations related to plant nutrition and fertilizer management.
In addition, greenhouse and nursery managers can register for the "train-the-trainer" option that will provide additional educational materials for their nursery training programs. For an additional $25, trainers will receive the PowerPoint presentation used and a DVD recording of the day's sessions.
Topics include:
  • Introduction to plant nutrition: Essential plant nutrients, deficiency symptoms, and the influence of environmental conditions and cultural practices on nutrient uptake by plants.
  • Fertilizer Management: Types of fertilizers and their benefits/disadvantages, proper storage and use, and the influence of irrigation practices on nutrient uptake and fertilizer runoff.
  • Evaluating Media and Water and Monitoring Fertilizer: Hands-on training in the use of portable electrical conductivity and pH meters, methods used to determine dissolved salts, and a sample laboratory analysis for soil and plant tissue will be explained in practical terms.
  • Fertilizer Application, Equipment, and Injectors: How to calculate the amount of fertilizer needed and the various types of equipment, including fertilizer injectors used in small and large operations. We will also demonstrate the use of a fertilizer injector and discuss the preparation of stock solutions and dilution ratios.
Continuing Education Units approved:
Certified Crop Advisor (CCA): 4.5 hours Nutrient Management + 1.5 hours Soil/Water Management  = 6 hours total
California Certified Nursery Professional (CCN Pro): 3 hours
Central Coast Water Board Ag Waiver: 6 hours
Los Angeles Water Board Ag Waiver: 6 hours
Date: October 1, 2009
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
UC Cooperative Extension Auditorium
1432 Freedom Boulevard
Speaker: Raul Cabrera, Associate Professor
AgriLife Research and Extension Center
Texas A&M
Moderator: Steve Tjosvold, UCCE Monterey and Santa Cruz counties

7:30 am – 8:00 am


8:00 am – 9:00 am
1.0  hour

Plant Nutrition

9:00 am – 10:00 am
1.0  hour

Fertilizer Management

10:00 am - 10:20 am


10:20 am - 11:20 am
1.0  hour

Fertilizer Management (continued)

11:20 am - 12:50 pm
1.5 hours

Evaluating Media and Water and Monitoring Fertilizer

12:50 pm - 1:30 pm
40 min


1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
1.5 hours

Fertilizer Application, Equipment, and Injectors


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