UConn Pond Management Workshop

August 15, 2017

CAES Valley Laboratory, Windsor, CT & Monrovia, Granby, CT

Valley Laboratory 153 Cook Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095

12:45 – 6:15 PM


Register online by August 11, 2017: cahnrconference.uconn.edu

Early Registration $30.00, by Tuesday, August 8

$35.00 after August 8


Workshops on:

Pond Design and Management

Water Treatments: From Filtration to Sanitation

Managing Runoff

Weed Management


and a Tour of Monrovia Pond/Irrigation!


Registration fee is required to include handouts, refreshments and boxed dinner.


Register online (cahnrconference.uconn.edu).

Questions about registration? Contact: Vickie Wallace, victoria.wallace@uconn.edu
or call (860) 885-2826.



12:15 - 12:45 p.m.


12:45 - 1:00 p.m.                  

Welcome, Introductions, and an Update on UConn Risk Management Program

Rosa Raudales, Assistant Professor, UConn Plant Science, and Joseph Bonelli, UConn Extension


1:00 - 2:00 p.m.                    

Pond Design and Management”

George Knoecklein, Limnologist and Certified Lake Manager, Northeast Aquatic Research, Mansfield Center, CT

Dr. Knoecklein will discuss basics concepts on pond design and management, including landscape assessment and

specific design.  He will illustrate how design and management play an important role in water quality and ease of



2:00 - 2:50 p.m.                    

Water Treatments: From Filtration to Sanitation”

Rosa Raudales, Assistant Professor and Greenhouse Extension Specialist, Department of Plant Science and Landscape

Architecture, University of Connecticut

Dr. Raudales will discuss filtration and sanitation options for irrigation water. She will talk about water quality properties

of ponds and how to design an integrated system to prevent emitter clogging and plant diseases.


2:50 – 3:05 p.m.



3:05 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.

Managing Runoff: Water and the ‘Stuff’ it Carries”

Sarah White, Associate Professor of Horticulture, Plant and Environmental Sciences Department, Clemson University

Sediment, salts, herbicides, and PGRs can be carried off production areas in water after irrigation or rain events.  Learn

about the best management practices available for removal of these contaminants, so that your water is cleaned prior to

entering your ponds or leaving your operation.


4:05 – 5:05 p.m.

“Weed Management”

George Bugbee, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven, CT

Small ponds can be difficult to keep free of nuisance weeds and algae. Nutrients reaching ponds from nursery and

greenhouse production enhance the problems. This talk will explore how to manage pond problems in an

environmentally sensitive manner.

5:05 – 6:15 p.m.
Travel to Monrovia and Tour of Monrovia Pond/Irrigation

6:15 pm
Final Questions and Boxed Dinner
Pesticide Recertification - Safe Travels!

Pesticide Credits – PA, 3.75 credits




We look forward to seeing you on August 15, 2017!

If requested by a program participant at least two weeks in advance, every effort will be made to provide special accommodations for individuals with a disability.


                      We would like to thank The CAES and Monrovia for supporting UConn Extension as host locations.

This program is a cooperative effort of UConn Extension and the Risk Management Agency/USDA, CNLA, CGGA.

An Equal Opportunity Employer and Program Provider.