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The Watson Well agricultural ozone treatment system is designed for commercial farming in greenhouses, vineyards, orchards, and even with hydroponics benefiting by providing super saturated dissolved oxygen water, significant reduction of crop losses, and increased yields and profits.
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Ozone is a powerful germicidal agent, far more powerful than chlorine and capable of neutralizing bacteria, viruses, fungi, mildew, and other organisms, all without toxic compounds or leaving harmful residues. Our water treatment system is not only a non-chemical, all-organic solution to eradicating harmful organisms, but also delivers significantly more dissolved oxygen directly to plant roots, producing rapid plant growth and increasing speed to market.

Our ozone water treatment system has innumerable benefits for crops, including:

  • Over 300% Increased Dissolved Oxygen
  • Filtration of Organic Solids, Minerals & Heavy Metals
  • Eliminates All Biofilm Contamination in Pipes, Tanks & Pumps
  • Kills all Coliform & Pathogen Bacteria’on Contact
  • O3 Protection from Powder Molds & Other Fungi
  • Creates Hostile Environment for Microbial Pests
  • Organic, Environmentally Safe, Residue-Free
  • Increased Yield Through Healthier Plants
  • Reduction of Plant Shrink
  • Reduction of Chemical Use
  • Decreased Time to Market
  • Decreased Hard Water Issues

Increased Dissolved Oxygen (DO)

Commercial growers who irrigate with water that contains super-saturated levels of dissolved oxygen (DO) can drastically increase the plants ability to utilize nutrients, defend against pathogens, provide faster plant yields, and significantly decrease plant shrink. When properly delivered to the plants root zone, DO water plays one of the most important roles in growing a healthier plant because it increases root mass while providing a strong aerobic environment for the root system. Although there are a few methods being used to increase DO levels in water, ozone is by far the most effective method for providing the highest levels of DO.
It is important to measure DO levels of the source water used for irrigation. It’s equally important to understand the results of the measurement and the impact it has on the plants. For example, pond water can have a very low level of DO, which negatively impacts plant health. But without testing this issue will never be diagnosed, let alone fixed.
DO levels at 5ppm are just barely adequate for plant health. Most greenhouse crops will perform well with levels of 8ppm or higher. If DO levels drop to 4ppm or lower, the water is considered hypoxic and can be very detrimental or even fatal to the plant. If DO levels are below 0.5ppm, no plant will survive. The Watson Well Ozone Treatment System can produce water with more than 40ppm of DO, which in some instances is more than a 300% increase. DO at these super-saturated levels is extremely beneficial to plants.

Water Filtration, Reduce Minerals & Heavy Metals

Water filtration is critical to ensuring plant health, as unfiltered water can contain organic material and oxidizing minerals, both of which consume dissolved oxygen in the raw water, as well as in storage tanks and water distribution systems. When trying to increase the DO levels being delivered to plants, biological and organic materials in the water system consume oxygen, depleting any DO in the water before ever reaching the plant. To test for this issue, measure DO levels at the well head or source water input, then measure DO levels at the irrigation point of the plant.
Clean water will grow healthier and more profitable plants, so the critical first step in improving the quality of water starts with an effective filtration system. Each water source is different and provides its own unique set of filtration challenges. This is why testing the water is an important first step in proper filtration design and installation.
Ozone is one of the most effective safe and commercially available oxidizers anywhere. We use ozone to oxidize various contaminants found in water including minerals like iron and manganese, along with a variety of heavy metals, including arsenic, lead, cadmium and boron. Once the contaminants are suspended in solution, they are easily removed from the water through filtration. Our Ozone System will easily remove rotten egg smells or sulfur smells which are usually caused by the presence of hydrogen sulfide or bacteria in the source water, which is also detrimental to plant health.

Biofilm Removal

Biofilm is the thick layer of greenish or brown scum lining the inside of pipes. In its earlier stages, it often manifests as a slippery, mostly clear material that can be felt inside pumps, pipes, water tanks, or other continuously wet surfaces. Virtually every greenhouse irrigation system has biofilm. Unfortunately, biofilm is a significant contributor to plant diseases because it can host bacteria, viruses, toxic algae, fungi, E. coli, and other harmful pathogens.
Many methods previously thought to destroy, eliminate, or reduce biofilm have been found to be ineffective. The most effective way to treat biofilm is with continuous ozone contact throughout the complete irrigation system. Ozone kills free floating cells, destroys the biofilm matrix on contact and does not leave any negative residue harmful to plants. Our Ozone Treatment System can reverse this biofilm problem in greenhouses and provide plants with continuous protection from diseases caused or worsened by biofilm.

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