Fortunately and unfortunately there are so many ways to manage pathogens in a hydroponic nutrient solution. Having options is great but these options can be difficult to navigate for new growers. Hopefully this overview comparing three popular management styles makes it easier to understand the tradeoffs between each.
Pictured above: Rhizoctonia and other root rot pathogens can spread through a recirculating hydroponic nutrient solution infecting all susceptible crops. Sterilization methods can help reduce the spread of spores in the nutrient solution while microbial inoculants can help reduce the chance of infection in individual plants.
Nutrient Solution Disease Management
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