Five Tips on Pesticides, Water Quality, and $$$

How water quality affects pesticide efficacy, the bottom line

Water quality expert Dr. Sarah White, Professor and Nursery Extension Specialist from Clemson University, describes how water quality affects pesticide efficacy and the bottom line in this new YouTube video. Do you know how the pH of water in your spray tank affects the effectiveness of pesticides? How can you modify water quality for better control?

The video is hosted by Dr. Paul Fisher of University of Florida IFAS Extension for the Five Tips for Horticulture series on the UF/IFAS Greenhouse Training Online channel ( The series highlights technical topics from university and industry experts. The channel is sponsored by the Floriculture Research Alliance (

For related training on this topic, see our Greenhouse Training Online certificate courses for growers at, including the Irrigation Water Quality and Treatment course that will be offered in 2021.

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