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Water Management and Quality for Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Production – Sept. 8

Join professionals from Extension, USDA, and other land-grant universities for a Water Management and Quality for Greenhouse and Nursery Crop Production Workshop. It will be held on Sept. 8 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.) at the Hamilton County office of OSU Extension.

The workshop will provide growers with the most current information on key sciences and technologies that contribute to water management and quality for greenhouse and nursery crop production. This event will feature internationally renowned speakers to discuss key areas of irrigation water management, water quality, root-zone substrate sciences, and crop production to advance the sustainability of greenhouse and nursery crop production.

Workshop speakers and topics include: 

  • Dr. Jim Owen, USDA-ARS, Water in Ohio – nursery use and return including reservoirs 

  • Dr. Sarah White, Clemson University – Reservoir water quality and management 

  • Dr. Jeb Fields, Louisiana State University – Substrates and water management 

  • Dr. Jake Shreckhise, USDA-ARS – Irrigation frequency and container color affect substrate temperature and controlled-release fertilizer longevity 

  • Dr. Garrett Owen, The Ohio State University – Basics of substrate pH and soluble salts sampling and monitoring 

  • Dr. Raul Cabrera, Texas A&M University – Managing soluble salts in nursery and greenhouse production 

  • Dr. Amy Fulcher, University of Tennesse-Knoxville – TBD

Registration includes lunch, refreshments, and handouts. Click here for a full program flyer. Registration information can be found at –