Modern growers face modern challenges. As a high-quality organic fertilizer company, Biota Nutri notices that many companies are struggling with keeping their water clean. Now water is becoming increasingly scarce, growers are more often reusing their drain water. To prevent diseases, ultraviolet (UV) treatment is a commonly used method, however, some fertilizers seem to interfere with the treatment and make the process less efficient and laborious. “Products that are high in organic matter and dark in color seem to negatively impact the UV treatment lights and reduce their efficiency” Peter Klein, Founder, and CTO of Biota Nutri, says. “This makes it a problem for growers to step away from conventional and clear chemical products”.
Dissolved Iron comparison during UV treatment test
It is commonly known that UV treatment strongly influences the stability of conventional Iron products. Peter proudly states that after doing multiple tests, Biota Nutri was able to develop a substitute that has significantly less interference with the UV treatment and is suitable for organic production. The product is fully transparent when dissolved and stable up to a pH of 10, preventing blockage and sedimentation.
Stability of each product during the UV treatment
Another challenge that comes with the use of common Red Iron is clay sedimentation and foaming in the tank. According to Peter conventional Iron products have the property of sinking to the bottom when diluted, which will make them pollute the water and equipment. Again the Biota Iron products score best on the dilution test in water, and they stay stable until a pH of at least 10.
Comparison of iron dropping out when the pH increases
The Biota Nutri grow advisors notice various customers experiencing challenges when administering Iron to their watering, which results in taking a lot of time and effort to reach the effectiveness of their systems. The people from Biota Nutri say they have made a great step by providing a stable Iron to the market, for easier use, with no effect on the water quality and no damage to equipment.
Will dirty watering tanks like these will be something of the past?
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