The STEM Podcast

The Language of Watering

November 30, 2018

The Language of Watering

This episode of STEM: Insider Tips for Greenhouse Pros addresses one of the most basic tasks in a professional greenhouse, watering. But proving that water management is fundamental and critical, we are joined by Ball Horticultural’s Senior Technical & Research Manager Dr. Will Healy – one of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in all things greenhouse production. He’s also a great story teller, which you will learn throughout the episodes. And yes, I did say episodes because this one is a two-parter. Watering and water management is SO critical that we invited a PhD to help us learn as much as possible about it AND will spend two sessions on the topic. The first part will be all about The Language of Watering and this one is perfect to share with your entire production team and others across your organization.

As Dr. Healy will help us understand, speaking the same language of watering throughout the company is critical and there are qualitative and quantitative ways to teach water management so that accuracy and efficiency can be achieved. Getting watering right WILL reduce your costs and result in better crops.

So gather your team, grab a pen and notepad and get ready for part one in a two part session on watering.


Ball Seed Technical Resources:

Production Guides, Culture, Pests & Diseases, Charts and Tables:

Water Management Level 1-5 Training Presentation (English):

Water Management Level 1-5 Training Presentation (Spanish):


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