The US National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative have been holding a 14-session webinar series on plant pathogens and irrigation water.
They started on October 8, 2013, but you can watch recorded versions of the webinars that you’ve missed. You can also find transcripts of the webinars and in some cases, additional resource materials.
|October 8, 2013||A path to plant biosecurity, water and environmental sustainability: SCRI project overview||Project Team|
|November 6, 2013||Disease management and irrigation practices of Mid-Atlantic ornamental nurseries||James Pease|
|December 3, 2013||What plant pathogens could be in my irrigation water?||Gary Moorman|
|January 7, 2014||How do plant pathogens enter and move around irrigation systems?||Gary Moorman|
|February 4, 2014||How do I determine whether water is clean or contaminated?||Gary Moorman|
|March 4, 2014||Chlorination of recycled water in nursery production||Chuan Hong|
|April 8, 2014||Alternative disinfectant water treatment||Warren Copes|
|May 6, 2014||Substrate management practices vital for pathogen risk mitigation||Andrew Ristvey|
|June 3, 2014||Irrigation management practices to reduce pathogen movement and survival||John Lea-Cox|
|July 1, 2014||Locating a new production facility||Chuan Hong|
|August 5, 2014||How may layout of a recycling irrigation system affect pathogen risk?||Chuan Hong|
|September 2, 2014||How may water quality change in my irrigation reservoir?||Chuan Hong|
|October 7, 2014||What are my options to deal with water pH issues in nursery production?||Chuan Hong|
|November 4, 2014||Consumer willingness to pay for certified disease-free and water-conserving ornamental plants||James Pease|
The webinar series webpage also gives instructions for connecting to the upcoming webinars. There is no charge to participate. If you have never connected to an Adobe Connect meeting before, you’ll want to follow the connection testing instructions well ahead of time.