Many growers regard fungicides as the most important disease management tool available; however, starting with and maintaining a clean greenhouse is vital to any production system.
"By eradicating propagules (fungal spores and bacterial cells) and removing sites for these propagules to linger, such as mineral deposits, biofilms, and organic matter, an operation manager can provide their crop with the most optimal growing conditions by eliminating these competing organisms", Benjamin Mcgreal with Biosafe Systems explains.
The key component of any sound disease management program, within greenhouse production, is to reduce pathogens and their host sites by proper sanitation practices and effective water treatment. "With our Biosafe Systems line of superior sanitation products and effective cleaning agents, greenhouse growers can achieve and maintain a clean, consistent production operation."
He explains how SaniDate® 5.0 can help growers. SaniDate® 5.0 is a broad spectrum, OMRI Listed®, sanitizer/disinfectant for hard surface sanitation, irrigation line cleaning, chemigation water treatment, and many other labeled uses. It is approved for human health, plant pathogens, plus spoilage and decay-causing organisms, SaniDate 5.0 works by oxidation reaction eradicating fungal and bacterial cells on contact, all while leaving no residue or having mutational resistance concerns. "SaniDate 5.0 is extremely versatile allowing the grower to use during routine maintenance cleaning and as a final step during cleanout. And as a safer alternative to other products such as bleach, chlorine, and quaternary ammonium with no residue, SaniDate 5.0 is ideal for use in operations cultivating a crop, such as cannabis."
GreenClean® Acid Cleaner
Then there's GreenClean® Acid Cleaner, a powerful combination of mineral acid and wetting agents that remove whitewash coatings, organic deposits, calcium, and other hard mineral deposits, effortlessly. "GreenClean Acid Cleaner is also labeled for use in irrigation lines to penetrate through biofilm and keep lines flowing freely."
GreenClean® Alkaline Cleaner
GreenClean® Alkaline Cleaner is formulated with surfactants and alkaline detergents to help lift away organic deposits and emulsify grease and oils. "GreenClean Alkaline Cleaner is effective against water or oil-saturated deposits. BioSafe Systems’ high strength cleaner creates a rich foam allowing for longer contact time, resulting in unparalleled results on vertical surfaces."
2-Step Cleano-Out Program
BioSafe Systems has developed a 2-Step Clean-Out Program. "With this we aid the grower in a much-needed complete grow area clean-out to ensure optimal conditions for the next crop cycle", Benjamin explains.
Step 1: Determine your operations’ cleaning product needs with either GreenClean Acid Cleaner or GreenClean Alkaline Cleaner. By using GreenClean Alkaline Cleaner in a solution, you can remove soils deposits. By foaming, contact time will increase and improve the removal of soil deposits and the emulsification of other grimes. As an alternative for larger or more stubborn soils, turn to GreenClean Acid Cleaner to meet your cleaning needs.
Step 2: use SaniDate 5.0 as a spray, or improve performance as a foam application, to sanitize/disinfect needed target areas with no rinse required.
Clean Chemistry. Clean Crops.
For technical support, please consult your local area BioSafe Systems representative and always read and follow product labels.