A unique program that partners nursery and
greenhouse leaders with extension specialists and researchers at
Oklahoma State University has helped to keep the waters in Oklahoma as
pristine as possible, well ahead of expected laws that will require
smarter environmental practices. OSU’s Nursery Water Quality Project
has earned the cooperation of nursery operators simply because they
think it is the right thing to do despite the fact few will make money
with it in the short term.
After developing a collection of
best management practices and presenting them at workshops and in the
classroom, the OSU team then published the “Water Quality Handbook for
Nurseries” and made it available on the World Wide Web. They followed
that up with training sessions and a videotape for a “capture-and-treat
technology” to prevent pollution.
| Dr. Sarah Kimball accepted for the OSU Water Quality Project winning entry
The judges called the program “far-reaching” and
“comprehensive,” adding that it offers “an outstanding resource and
instruction for prudent water protection.” OSU’S NATIONALLY ACCLAIMED NURSERY WATER QUALITY PROJECT IS GOOD NEWS FOR OKLAHOMA’S WATER RESOURCES!
Posted on 05/01/2001
by Sonny Wilkinson filed under