NY624/NY97032 - Development Of Surface Disinfection Protocols For The Australian Nursery Industry

NY624/NY97032 - Development Of Surface Disinfection Protocols For The Australian Nursery Industry

This 1998-2000 project developed information on commonly-used disinfectants and their effective use in most nursery situations to kill bacteria, fungi and nematodes. It also developed hygiene protocols to cover these Australian nurseries. The project found that: - there was no single general disinfectant or treatment suitable for all situations, - disinfectants require time to work effectively - surfaces to be treated and the pathogens present determine the most appropriate disinfectant and hygiene protocol. This and other findings about the effect of the surface to be cleaned, copper treatments and resistance of T. basicola to disinfectants are detailed in the final report.