Agriculture

Agricultural Water Treatment


The industries that can mainly benefit from today’s water treatment technologies are agricultural companies seeking to provide their clients with the most exemplary services of providing clean water.

Crop Storage / Washing / Rinsing


Once harvested, fruits and vegetables must be stored under proper conditions, the most important of which are temperature and humidity. All fruits and vegetables must also be kept in a dark, aerated environment. While most vegetables like moist conditions, standing water must be avoided as it will likely lead to rot.

A storage into which water settles will not keep produce and may result in total loss. Packing materials used in storage can aid in moisture retention. You only want to use packing materials for one season because they can become contaminated with molds and bacteria. Moisture retention of produce is usually achieved with moistened sand, sawdust, or peat moss. Vegetables requiring moist storage should never be left directly exposed to air.

All fresh produce, even organic, can harbor residual pesticides, dirt, or harmful microorganisms on the surface. The FDA and the United States Department of Agriculture recommend washing fruits and vegetables in cold water however, there are produce washes that can aid in the removal process of dirt, wax, and pesticides before they are consumed. They generally contain surfactants along with chelating agents, antioxidants, and other agents. The best way to avoid dangerous pesticides or harmful microorganisms, is to start from the beginning when growing your crop. Starting with clean water makes all the difference.
The industries that can mainly benefit from today's water treatment technologies are agricultural companies seeking to provide their clients with the most exemplary services of providing clean water.

The results of integrating treatment for agriculture are easier cleanup sessions with less chemicals to deal with in regards to the iron that is found in water. Utilizing proper water treatment systems will usually mean that there are less costs of operations involved, as aeration, pH, feed cycles, nitrate, temperatures, and disease control measures are costly expenditures. 

All agricultural businesses should implement efficient bacteria control treatments into their operations. A water treatment system is that has been engineered for optimal functioning will control bacteria by exterminating the majority of it whilst keeping the rest in a state of suspension in the water and away from plants. The control of bacteria is a major factor of hydroponics. A good water treatment system will ensure that plants are removed from production processes when and if diseases arise. This will also guarantee a stoppage of new plants from being installed, thus preserving the area for possibilities of future growth. 

Marijuana Growth & Cultivation


Marijuana water treatment in Colorado is an important and growing industry following the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana. With legal marijuana now being served as food products, smoking and vaping products, and wonderful new medical products with profound possible impacts on medical technology, purity is essential. Water treatment to grow marijuana is quickly becoming a vital part of this new agricultural phenomenon. 

The quality of water used to grow marijuana can either help your plants thrive or spell disaster for your garden. Impurities dissolved or suspended in the water can either help or hinder in growing marijuana.  

Probable contaminants could be a potential problem for your precious marijuana plants. The cleanliness and purity of a crop depends on quality marijuana water treatment. Any contaminants could quickly spell disaster for sensitive marijuana growing equipment. A barrage of minerals or contaminants can clog marijuana growing equipment, forming an unwanted crust that delivers poor circulation or non at all. These deposits can breed bacterial contamination within the equipment that may jeopardize the entire crop and render the equipment useless. Mineral contamination can have serious impacts on the potency, taste, and overall quality of marijuana plants. An unintended uptake of certain 
minerals can negatively impact root growth and the crystallization of resins. This can cause one plant to be different form another, ruining the perfectly planned uniformity that makes any particular variety as valuable as a name brand. There could be minerals in tap water that are safe to drink, but once they end up in your smokables, it could be very dangerous to the health of your lungs. 

The best way to avoid these problems is marijuana water treatment. Water treatment to grow marijuana assures the quality of your product and protects your marijuana growing equipment. It's is much easier to start with water that has as close to 0 total dissolved solids as you can get and then add your nutrient solution into that, this ensures that your plants are getting the exact amount of minerals that they need, and they aren't getting any minerals that you don't want them to have. The pH of your water can have major effects on how well your plants grow as well. Depending on the growing medium used, marijuana plants grow the best in a slightly acidic range with a pH of 5.5 to 6.5. When growing marijuana, its best to keep the water temperature at about 70 degrees Fahrenheit. When the temperature is below 65 the roots have more trouble taking up water and nutrients, when the water is above 78 degrees it can be equally detrimental to the roots

Nurseries & Greenhouses


High quality water is needed for a variety of reasons, including the prevention of plugging nozzles, staining of foliage and containers, excessively high substrate salt levels, and improper substrate pH. Water supplies containing iron and bicarbonates frequently require pre-treatment before use. Sediment must be filtered out of water supplies to prevent wear and clogging of irrigation systems. To improve the quality of recycled water, nurseries may use a variety of landscape features to filter and direct movement of runoff to collection basins. Various disinfection practices may be installed at nurseries that recycle irrigation water.

Greenhouse production uses large volume of water for irrigation and cooling. It is estimated to be around 8,000 gallons of water per acre per day during the summer months.
Most nursery crops grown in 1 to 5 gallon containers are irrigated with overhead sprinklers, which with proper performance estimates to approximately 12,000 gallons per acre per day. 

Many wholesale nurseries capture and recycle irrigation water runoff to provide enough water for their container crops. However, recycled irrigation supplies can be a source of pathogenic fungal species and possible other diseases. Recycled water also contains nutrients that support the growth of microorganisms. Therefore, many nurseries have installed irrigation water disinfection systems to remove algae, iron bacteria, and other organisms that can create problems for the plants or the irrigation system. The most common re chlorination systems.
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