Water treatment and management workshop
January 7, 2013 By Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
Jan. 7, 2013, Vineland, Ont. — Vineland Research and Innovation Centre
is hosting a greenhouse and nursery water treatment and management
workshop on Jan. 30.
Jan. 7, 2013, Vineland, Ont. — Vineland Research and Innovation Centre is hosting a greenhouse and nursery water treatment and management workshop on Jan. 30.
Topics will include:
• Current water and nutrient management regulations in Ontario.
• How to manage pathogens, algae, biofilm and salt problems in irrigation water.
• How to irrigate with recaptured water, surface ponds and reclaimed water sources.
• Available water treatment technologies and technology suppliers.
• Where to find more information from industry and university experts.
9:00 -9:30 Registration.
9:30 – 9:40 Opening Remarks by Dr. Youbin Zheng, Environmental Horticulture Chair, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre/University of Guelph.
9:40 – 10:20 — Greenhouse water management, where we are and how we got here, by Donna Speranzini, Ag Lands Ontario, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
10:25- 11:25 — Selecting water treatment technologies, by Dr. Paul Fisher, University of Florida.
11:30 – 12:20 — Constructed Wetlands for Treatment of Agricultural Wastewater, by Dr. Sarah White, Clemson University.
12:20- 1:30 — Lunch. The break will include water treatment and technology supplier displays and networking opportunities.
1:30 – 2:10 — Where and how to find irrigation water treatment information, by Dr. Youbin Zheng.
2:10 – 3:30 — Dialogue between technology suppliers and the audience. Brief presentation from technology suppliers followed by Q&A.
3:30 – 4:00 — Wrap-up discussion, with moderators Youbin Zheng, Donna Speranzini, Paul Fisher and Sarah White.
For more information contact Kathryn Goodish at 905-562-0320, ext. 777, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Seating is limited.
Sponsors include VRIC, University of Guelph, Water Education Alliance for Horticulture, Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Research and Innovation Cluster, the Ontario government, and Growing Forward (a federal-provincial-territorial initiative).
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