New Production Technology Field Day for Container Nurseries


Join us for a field day at Hibernia Nursery where UF/IFAS Extension will demonstrate new production technologies in irrigation, watering stations and pest control.

An irrigation control system has been developed at the University of Florida, IFAS. The irrigation control system called CIRRIG uses onsite weather and leaching fraction information to automatically adjust irrigation run times daily. You will learn how CIRRIG works and see plants grown with overhead sprinkler and micro-irrigation.

A watering station is used to irrigate plants immediately after planting. The watering station complies with new Best Management Practice guidelines for mitigating nutrients in runoff water.

Pest control at Hibernia Nursery is accomplished with the Airtec Sprayer. The efficient delivery of pesticides and precision control of pests have reduced costs.

The event will be on December 7, 2017, at 09:00 and run until 13:30 with a lunch being served. Tickets are free but you must preregister for a spot. Registration is limited to 40 people
and closes Nov. 30, 2017. Please register to receive lunch. Here is the link if you would like to attend.

Here is the agenda…
9:00 a.m. – Check In
9:15 a.m. – Introductions and Overview of Technologies
10:00 a.m. – Visit Field Sites
12:15 p.m. – Lunch
1:00 p.m. – Concluding Comments

The location will be at HIBERNIA NURSERY 1176 C. 478A, Webster, Florida 33597

Participants requiring special accommodations contact 352.569.6862 five days prior to event.


Posted: November 14, 2017

Category: Agriculture, Horticulture, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: BMP, Container Nursery, Field Day

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