NY414 - Improving Nursery Irrigation, Drainage and Re-cycling Practices with Training Workshops

WATERWORK, an innovative training program for nursery operators, has resulted in significant changes to Australian nursery practice during the past five years and led to major water savings and productivity increases for the $500-million-a-year nursery industry. Strong industry demand for the program has meant more than 30 workshops have been run Australia-wide, and a training manual developed. After attending a WATERWORK workshop many nursery operators have adopted better irrigation practices and changed irrigation techniques which, in some cases, has prduced better and more even plant growth while substantially reducing water use.