Intra Hydrocare is a cleaner and disinfectant for drip lines, but can also be used as a disinfecant during crop change. The agent decomposes into water and oxygen, leaving no residue after use. Post-rinsing is not necessary and plants can be planted immediately after disinfection. A new feature is the possibility to also use Intra Hydrocare as foam. The foam activator, Intra Horti-foam, allows Intra Hydrocare to be sprayed onto surfaces as foam.
"As mentioned, Intra Hydrocare is well known as a cleaning and disinfecting agent for drip systems. This is done both during the crop change and throughout the crop at a low safe dosage. It is important to keep the irrigation system be kept free of biofilm at all times," the Intra Horti team says. "Adding fertilizers and nutrients to the irrigation water increases the formation of biofilm, resulting in organic contamination in the irrigation system."
Biofilm is the breeding ground of and for pathogenic microorganisms. There are many pathogens that are transmitted through the irrigation system, such as Agrobacterium, Pythium, Fusarium, Phytophtora or Clavibacter. "Once such pathogens are present in the irrigation system are present, they can quickly infect crops. By removing the biofilm, 99% of all microorganisms were already removed. And the remaining pathogens have no chance against Intra Hydrocare with an overall kill rate of 99.999%."
Now, there's foaming as well. "Foaming ensures better and longer surface coverage and better adhesion to vertical surfaces. Furthermore, less disinfectant and water are needed. An additional advantage is that foaming makes disinfection visible."
"In addition to spraying and foaming, Intra Hydrocare is also extremely suitable for use as a room treatment. With an LVM or fog machine you can fill the room with a solution of Hydrocare, even the day before planting the crop. the crop," the team says. "Often a lot of people and materials have been inside to get the greenhouse ready for a new round. round, then you are taking risks inside. By spraying with Intra Hydrocare just before the plants come into the greenhouse, you remove these risks. the greenhouse, you take away these risks."
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