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Updated: August 8, 2017
How good is your greenhouse water?
A quick check now of the quality of water you use for irrigation and pesticide application can save you time and headaches in the future. Using water that is balanced in pH and alkalinity, and is low in suspended solids and dissolved minerals, will improved the growth and quality of your plants and maximize the efficacy of pesticides you apply.
Because the quality of water used in greenhouse production is so critical for proper plant growth and pesticide efficacy, growers should test their water several times throughout the growing season. Here is a quick checklist for busy growers to follow to ensure that irrigation and sprayer water is of adequate quality for rapid and healthy plant growth.
For an in-depth discussion of greenhouse water quality from University of Massachusetts, check out Water Quality Crop Production.
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