Horticultural operations are facing increasing pressure to solve sanitation issues related to water treatment. Some of the pressure is external, originating from government regulations and consumer preferences. However, most of the pressure is internal and includes better disease management, integrating capture of irrigation run-off with recycling opportunities, elimination of biofilm and algae control.
Greenhouse growers using, trialing and considering chlorine dioxide include those with the following objectives:
- Dosing a liquid Dutrion chlorine dioxide solution directly into irrigation flow
- Using a manual or automatic spraying device to treat vegetation
- Utilizing a chlorine dioxide spray to prevent algae growth on hard surfaces and path ways
- Post harvest washing and disinfection of fruits and vegetables
- Injecting trees to eliminate specific germs
- Treating stored water in ponds and tanks with Dutrion