NY515 - Monitoring and Treatment of Recycled Water for Nursery and Floriculture Production

A survey of agricultural chemicals in run-off and dam water at 15 Australian nurseries showed that fungicides and weedicides were often present, but at levels below that which would cause a risk to plant production if water was recycled, and levels were below that required by EPA guidelines. This 1997 report presents the world’s best practices treatments using ozone, chlorine dioxide, ultra-violet light and chloro-bromination to treat water for the effective control of a range of fungal pathogens of cut flower crops and nursery plants. The report includes a table to assist growers choose the best method of disinfection system for their nursery and a summary of disinfestation recommendations.