The STEM Podcast

Watering: The Rest of the Story

December 13, 2018

We are once again joined by Ball Horticultural’s Senior Technical & Research Manager Dr. Will Healy who I referred to in episode 21 as one of the most experienced and knowledgeable experts in all things greenhouse production. Our topic continues… watering and water management. These two episodes work best in tandem so try to listen to part one – The Language of Watering – before jumping into this one.

In the first part – which you can find on your favorite podcast player or linked below - Dr. Healy delved into the importance of speaking the same language of watering throughout the company and qualitative and quantitative ways to teach water management so that accuracy and efficiency can be achieved.

This episode takes it to the next level getting into specific plant demands, how to determine wet/dry targets, how to optimize any greenhouse for water management and even suggests an inexpensive gift for all of your production team members.

PART ONE - Episode 21: The Language of 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):

Good Scale for Weighing Pots and Trays:


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