Christchurch: Dirt, Fert, and Squirt Workshop

Christchurch: Dirt, Fert, and Squirt Workshop

$30.00 Standard Price
Incl GST
Registration Closed

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These workshops are for greenhouse and nursery growers of leafy green, landscape, and container crops. They are upskilling workshops that will ensure you gain a comprehensive understanding of testing substrate, water, and fertilizer. Upskilling and attending professional development courses are crucial to expand your capabilities and improve the way you work.

Take the opportunity to attend this workshop, engage with others in the industry, meet with Paul Fisher from University of Florida, and move forward in your career path.

Each workshop will include demonstrations, case studies and discussions around:

  1. Water: Know how to test and treat your irrigation water for contaminants such as alkalinity, salts, pathogens, and particles
  2. Potting mix: Know how to select a root substrate and test for physical and chemical properties.
  3. Fertilizer: Know how to select a fertilizer and match to your crop, substrate, irrigation program

A personalized certificate of completion will be provided at the end of the workshop.


Bluelab is an award-winning market leader, designing, manufacturing and exporting electronic instruments for the horticulture market. Our head office is located in Tauranga in the newly established Tauriko Business Estate, with further offices in Spain, the Netherlands and the USA. Bluelab's entire product range has been developed with growers, for growers. This means that our robust, accurate and easy-to-use tools can withstand the knocks and drops that come with everyday growing. Whether you’re growing in soil, hydroponic solution or any other media, we have the perfect product for you.
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Hill Laboratories
Founded in 1984 by Dr Roger and Anne Hill, Hill Laboratories has grown to become New Zealand’s largest privately owned analytical laboratory. We use the latest technologies to supply a broad range of laboratory tests to domestic and international markets in three testing areas: Agriculture, Environmental and Food. With a dedicated team of expert Client Services Managers across all of our market sectors, we pride ourselves on our unwavering commitment to providing a quality customer service experience. Why should you choose Hill Laboratories for your analytical testing services? THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE Attention to detail, industry leading quality systems and our desire to continually improve our service has kept Hill Laboratories at the forefront of analytical testing in New Zealand. AN INDEPENDENT ADVANTAGE Hill Laboratories is New Zealand’s largest independent laboratory, guaranteeing impartial, accurate information and results, every time. Conducting business with honesty and integrity are the values on which Hill Laboratories is built on. THE DIFFERENCE? EXPERTISE State-of-the-art technology and instruments mean little without the right people to operate them. At Hill Laboratories, it’s the expertise that sets us apart. Our highly qualified and experienced team has the knowledge and nous to tackle any analytical testing scenario, often pioneering new tests for many industries. TESTING FROM A-Z Soil, feed, water, air, food, wine – we’ve got New Zealand covered. With a comprehensive suite of analytical tests for the agriculture, environmental, and food and bioanalytical sectors, Hill Labs offers a one-stop-shop.
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Date/Time: 10:30AM - 03:15PM, Tue, 27 Jul 2021
Registrations Close: 20 July 2021
Class Limit: 50
Presenter: Paul Fisher
Venue: Christchurch Botanic Gardens
Canterbury Horticultural Society
The Kiosk
(Just over the footbridge by the Armagh Street Carpark)
$30.00 Standard Price
Incl GST
Registration Closed


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