What concern is there today for molds, mildews, and fungus and how is this being treated? Is there any interest in Aqueous Ozone which is an electrically produced solution from ordinary tap water, chemically free and is a sanitizer and cleaner? We use it throughout the medical industry around very respiratory sensitive staff. 100% safe in any venue. Kills mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, virus. Reverts back into ordinary tap water in 14-24 hours. Any thoughts? Thank you.
My thoughts about molds and Mildews and Fungis treatments is firstly there developement is encouraged by specified conditions. More importantly from what I have observed over the years is that firstly Mold,Mildew can be prevented through (1) proper ventilation should be the first vector or action to prevent there development when there is ample airflow the conditions will not encourage its developement. 2) Prevention of mold and mildew is not just limited to ventillation, Make sure that Plants especially in groups that touch eachother are pruned accordingly as in most cases molds and mildews are enouraged to develop through the breakdown of bio-organic matter. Finally I would say the best preventative for molds and mildews is going to be any thing that has sulfer or an oil based remedy. I personally only use OMRI based products so in this case I would use either a sulfer burner, or any product that has sulfer as an active ingredient. Finally when vectors such as mold and mildew take into consideration that humidity swings can play a role in there development, so make sure that stagnant water or large bodies of water inside of the room are covered to prevent increased humidity.
How is the Sulphur residue removed? OR, is it necessary to remove it? Down the production line wouldn’t Sulphur raise concerns for ingestion? I’m a student here so be patient with my novice curiosity. Thank you.
Sulphur dust can be rinsed off with ease, and generally the amount you use as a fungicide is not toxic to humans. Here’s an example of instructions for use:
Can be used up to one day before harvest on all crops except wine grapes which require a 21 day interval.
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Thank you for the feedback. One other question. What about ‘white fly’. How do you control the cycle of development from infesting the crop?
The sulfur in the 3-1 concentrate known as safer is typically such a minute amount that it should not in fact be a residue. From what I have found that when using this treatment especially the best way to approach the mixing is to do so with warm water. It tends to be pretty chunky however much like neem, when mixed with warm water it tends to break up and as a result should leave little to no residue behind on the plant. when trying new applications I often will look for a poorly performing plant to test on. Once comfortable and I have observed that there are zero negative impacts of the application I proceed. I personally try to refrain from experiments with my plants. Anyhow mix thoroughly with warm water and start off at half dosage rate
Ive got ozone on recycle timers (2mins on 10 mins off ), plus a 2 times a week ipm. I use to have powdery like crazy. Since the ozone I have not seen one fuzzy spot.
Here is a "new " product that just received registration for ghse crops. Not sure if it it will be approved for Organics or Cannabis. But some of us old guys used to spray “Baking Soda” for mildews and molds back in the day.
Appreciate any thoughts on this
SDS indicates that the product is 85% bicarbonate, so its basically Baking Soda in water.
That’s what caught my eye
@Hunter could you please make sure this is added to the Pest and Disease database?
Deal is with Stabilized Aqueous Ozone SAO3 is that it is non-residue and you can water with it at the same time. So, for $.25/gal you get the sanitation/cleaning, mildew reduction when watering or misting is done. Michael, your thoughts as you have experience in situ. Thanks.
Sounds great. My ipm includes 2 different fungi , so I tend to stay away from spraying any antifungal foiler or watering in. Keeping plants healthy with a perfect environment and clean room helps tremendously. I found some strains were more susceptible to PM and I just cut them out of the line up. You should get strains that work in your systems, not rework systems for strains IMHO
You’ve go me at a disadvantage re: terminology/anacronyms. “ipm”; “Watering in”? IMHO? My office: 1-800-398-4313 if you can cut away for a few minutes over the next few days. Art
IPM-Integrated pest management , Watering in refers to anything we put into the water for the plant. IMHO- In my humble opinion.
When I get an hour or so free, Id love to give you a ring. Its easier for me to hop on to read and comment here. I get interrupted and side tracked very often.
Thanks. I kapish on interruptions. Same here. I am in SoCal time quad. Am available usually in afternoons between 3-4 or in AM around 10. Talk soon. Art
The main solution is to test your plants during cultivation.
Is it possible to have a conversation regarding your advanced approach with the ozone protocol you have implemented? Thank you. Art