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ABCs of Fertilizer and Irrigation Management in Spanish

Colorama Wholesale Nursery
1025 N. Todd Ave
Azusa, CA 91702

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ABCs of Fertilizer and Irrigation Management in Spanish
Colorama Wholesale Nursery
1025 N. Todd Ave, Azusa CA
June 23, 2011          
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

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Dr. Maria de la Fuente, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension San Benito and Santa Clara Counties
Dr. Donald Merhaut, UC Cooperative Extension Specialist for Nursery and Floriculture Crops, UC Riverside
Dr. Lea Corkidi, Postdoctoral Researcher Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
Julie Newman, Farm Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
Karen Stringer. Southern California and Arizona Territory Manager. Everris NA, Inc

Continuing Education Units approved: CCA (5), Los Angeles (6) and Central Coast (6) Regional Water Quality Control Boards’ Ag Waiver Programs


8:00am–8:30am Registration and Refreshments
8:30am–9:00am Introduction: Fertilizer BMPs and Ag Waiver Program- Lea Corkidi
Welcome and
Part 1
A review of  key plant physiological concepts,
so that applied concepts of plant nutrition and fertility management,
which will be taught during the latter half of the course, are clearly understood.
10:00am 10:15am BREAK
Part 2
Essential plant nutrients will be discussed in detail, emphasizing:
Cycling of the nutrient in the environment (soil, air, water, and plants).
EPA guidelines and state and regional regulations pertaining to that element, if any.
Participants will be taught how to calculate nutrient content of fertilizers used in the industry.
Nutrient disorders of each element will be discussed, emphasizing plant symptoms of deficiencies.
Environmental and cultural practices will be discussed that may cause nutrient disorders or reduce the efficiency of nutrient uptake into plants.
11:30am–noon LUNCH (Sponsored by Everris)
Part 3
Tour and Demonstration of Fertilizer Management Practices to Reduce Nutrient Runoff (Everris/Colorama Nursery)
1:00pm-3:00pm Fertilizer Management (Best Management Practices).  
The appropriate use of specific fertilizer formulations will be discussed,
explaining BMPs of granular fertilizers and liquid fertilizers.  
Irrigation and Water Management, with focus on irrigation systems
and infrastructural considerations to optimize water use and
minimize or eliminate water runoff from nursery production facilities.

Registration: $40 per person

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Fax/Mail-in Registration (Spanish)

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