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Speaker: Rosa Raudales, Assistant Professor & Greenhouse Extension Specialist at University of Connecticut

Session Title: Water Treatment Systems: From Theory to Real Life

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Description:  A combination of theory and practice. This session will introduce the fundamentals of water-treatment system design and present a series of case studies based on growers’ real issues. The case studies will include water treatments to deal with (a) expensive water, (b) plant pathogens, (c) plant growth regulators, and (d) clogging caused by iron or other chemicals. By the end of the presentations, attendees will know the basic questions to ask when designing a water treatment system. 

Level: Fundamental        Type: Growing

Session Title: Developing Nutrient Programs that Match Water Quality

On Demand  

Description:  Join us for a step-by-step presentation on how to develop a nutrient program for container-grown crops. We will talk about sampling water, interpreting water quality tests, selecting fertilizers, monitoring nutrient in containers, and adjusting nutrients during the growing season. By the end of the presentation, attendees will have a basic understanding of the components and practices to develop a nutrient program. 

Level: Fundamental          Type: Growing

Rosa Raudales

Assistant Professor and Greenhouse Extension Specialist at University of Connecticut 

Rosa E. Raudales is an assistant professor and greenhouse extension specialist at the University of Connecticut. Her research program focuses on understanding how to use low-quality water for irrigation of greenhouse crops. The Raudales team conducts research on control of plant pathogens in closed-loop hydroponics, evaluating factors that affect clogging of irrigation systems, safe use of reclaimed-water, and water treatment options for control of pathogens, algae, biofilm and residual chemicals. The research and outreach program address management of biological, chemical and physical parameters in water that affect the plant health and irrigation efficiency of greenhouse crops. Rosa’s ultimate mission is to reduce the water footprint of greenhouse-grown crops.

We focus on the interaction of plants, soils and the use of land for the mutual benefit of people and sustainable environments. Our students acquire knowledge leading to successful careers through hands-on learning and internships. Our department focuses on cutting edge research, real world experience with industry, and the latest teaching tools. Faculty and staff excel in the areas of teaching, research, and outreach education to design and manage sustainable landscapes, restore natural habitats, and maintain healthy soils.

Email:    joan.allen@uconn.edu     Contact:  
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