ozone Hydroponics setupClearly the success of a hydroponics crop depends on the quality of the water being used to grow the plants. Water parameters that have a direct impact on crop success include:

  • Oxygen level: low levels limit plant growth
  • Hydrogen sulphide (H2S) concentration: High levels reduce fertiliser effectiveness and promotes growth of anaerobic bacteria
  • Microbial loading: High levels of bacteria in the water compete with the plants for nutrients. Root born pathogens are detrimental to plant health
  • Algae growth

The benefits of ozone to hydroponics are:

  • The elimination of H2S
  • The increase in oxygen levels
  • The elimination of microbes, algae and root born pathogens including powdery mildew, Fusarium and Pythium
  • Savings on chemical fertilisers
  • Higher crop yields

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