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Reducing Pesticides in Surface and Subsurface Irrigation Water
Welcome to the American Floral Endowment's Grow Pro Webinar Series! Throughout this series, our nationally recognized researchers, hosts, and speakers will offer ‘how-to’ advice based on AFE-funded and other research projects to help the industry navigate through these ever-changing growing challenges. The webinar topics are current and offer long-term opportunities for growers to focus on increased profit, greater sustainability, and improved labor efficiency. Each session includes a presentation and interactive Q&A. To see the full series calendar visit endowment.org/GrowPro.

The July 12th session of our series focuses on reducing pesticides in surface and subsurface irrigation water.

Pesticides are most commonly transported in water. Excess irrigation water returns to the surrounding environment mainly via irrigation return flow (IRF- surface runoff and subsurface infiltration). As growers face more challenges about the quality of wastewater and potential risk of pesticides in the water, it is important to understand the factors affecting pesticide levels in surface and subsurface irrigation water. In this webinar, you will learn about irrigation management practices that effectively limit pesticide movement, particularly highly mobile compounds.

Topics Include:
• Is the presence of pesticides in greenhouse operational water effluent really a significant issue?
• What is the proper terminology for discussing your water and why is that important?
• Best way(s) to reduce pesticide transport in operational water effluent
• Should a grower be measuring pesticides in operational water effluent ?

Speaker: Dr. Tom Fernandez, Michigan State University

Jul 12, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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