Is your water a source of plant disease?

After reading the previous posts in this series, you’re now aware of which pathogens can be spread through your irrigation water, where they can accumulate, and why that’s important. We’re now moving on to posts covering what you can do about it.

This post will walk you through how to sample water sources on your farm, and which tests you can run to determine if your water is helping – or hurting – your crop.

This is the third article in a series about water sanitation. The goal of this series is to get you reflecting on your own irrigation system before you are faced with a problem. The first post covered where problems are likely to occur in your greenhouse; the second covered the types of pathogens found in water. Posts over the next few weeks will cover interpreting lab tests, on-farm disease monitoring, and water treatment options. These will be good refresher resources, so make sure to bookmark them.

Read more at ONfloriculture (Sarah Jandricic)


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