Cannabis Growers Alert: Fusarium and How to Treat It - Article 4 in a 4-Part Series
This scientifically proven method to treat fusarium in cannabis is the utilization of ozone in the water treatment process.
Watson Well’s Ozone Water Treatment System is an all-natural solution to fungal infestation so growers can eliminate the use of costly and ineffective chemicals like peroxide, chlorine and other fungicides. It also works perfectly as a, “preventative medicine” for plant health.
Ozone (03) is a naturally existing gaseous chemical element in the Earth’s atmosphere and is widely known as the layer of gas that prevents the Earth from frying to a crisp by blocking the Sun’s searing Ultra-violet rays. Its symbol on the Periodic Table you’ve seen in your high school chemistry class is included with the pure element—oxygen, “O”. In the atmosphere and water on Earth, oxygen likes to bond with other pure oxygen atoms to become a double molecule, O2. In the atmosphere, Ozone is also created when three oxygen molecules bond to form a triple oxygen molecule, O3. When applied correctly, both oxygen and ozone together are miraculous cures for eliminating pathogens and purifying your growing operation’s water supply.
Ozone is a powerful oxidizer that kills fungus varieties like, Fusarium, Pythium, Botrytis, Phytophthora, Verticillium, Aspergillus, and Podosphaera that infect your plants, lurking to build up in irrigation lines whether you have a large-scale outdoor operation or large-scale indoor hydroponic systems. These slimy, often rotten-smelling scum build ups inside your irrigation system and pipes are called “biofilm” and are host to damaging fungus strains and pathogens you are trying to purge from your water supply, irrigation systems, and ultimately from effecting your plants.
With our Ozone Water Treatment System, you can forget about the time-consuming expense and inefficient methods of trying to purge your water lines from biofilm. During irrigation maintenance periods, sending our O3 residual water through irrigation lines will completely kill all forms of bio-pathogens, including viruses which also consume the free oxygen content in water. Once irrigation maintenance is completed, reverting to normal system operations will provide continuously high levels of dissolved oxygen through the newly disinfected irrigation lines converting the farm’s irrigation system into an aerobic environment eliminating the possibility of future bio-pathogen contamination.
When F. Oxysporum and Pythium spores, or other bio-pathogens enter our system from the farm’s raw water source, it comes into immediate contact with Ozone being injected in the proper proportions and all the nasty pathogens that otherwise would collect and threaten the roots of your plants are killed on contact. Your plant roots, free of fungus will now be able to maximize their nutrient and water uptake. With your new purified, oxygenated water supply, your plants will begin to thrive, and your yields will increase like never before. This is because a plant’s root system needs ample supplies of oxygen to even begin the process of absorbing water and nutrients for the rest of the plant.
To make this happen, the ozone O3 breaks down into oxygen O2, enriching your entire crop with previously unseen oxygen levels. What we mean is that comparatively speaking, regular water supplies have lower ppm levels of oxygen. When we process the same water with our ozone treatment system, you’ll be excited to discover that your water oxygen levels will elevate to new levels you never thought possible.
We say “excited” because if you choose to use a water supply from a pond, or supplement a water supply from HVAC recaptured condensate water, all fungi, pathogens, and molds are killed on contact while returning substantially increased levels of oxygen back into the water which in most instances do not exist from those types of water sources.
With our system, the revived oxygenated water allows the root systems of your plants to turbo boost their nutrient intake while as previously mentioned providing an ongoing aerobic environment destroying the biofilm deposits in your system which were former breeding grounds for more pathogens.
When it comes to providing pure pathogen-free, oxygenated water to your outdoor crops and ensuring your HVAC recaptured condensate is rich in oxygen and free of pathogens for your greenhouses, hydroponic grow rooms, and nurseries, it’s tough finding another water treatment method that comes even close to the combined capabilities and advantages we pack into our superior Ozone Water Treatment System.
This is article 4 in our 4-part series on Fusarium and How to Treat It. If Fusarium is affecting your cannabis crops, or other crops, we may be able to help.
In less than two months of using water made from Watson’s Ozone Water Treatment System, we are watering our farm with clear pure treated water which actually contains over 300% more dissolved oxygen to all the plants roots. The difference it is made with our crops this year is incredible.
Don Watson and his family have been providing experienced and reliable service to our well-water system since 2011. In those seven years, Watson Well has made a number of timely emergency service calls at any time of day and night, upgraded our water system, and rehabilitated our well.
When our well stopped producing water this summer, I called Watson Well. They used a special pump and opened up the well from 67’ to 132’. While inspecting the well with a video camera, they found that the wells steel casing had deteriorated in a number of places leaving large holes where sand and gravel were continuing to enter the well. They immediately installed a new liner and gravel packed the well. Our well has never produced this much water volume in twenty years of living on this property. We are also noticing a tremendous improvement in the quality of the water.
As Public Works Director for the Bear River Band of the Rohnerville Rancheria, I have contracted with Watson Well on five different projects for the tribe, here in Loleta, CA. Their company has completely replaced both of our main water systems submersible pumps and piping, which was not an easy task, as those wells are very deep. These projects were done very quickly and efficiently, while still maintaining a potable water supply to everyone at all times. They have the tools and equipment to not only handle the small jobs, but large jobs like this also. They have also installed three water softening units for us, as our water is very hard. These are big commercial units and all are working flawlessly. They have also developed a small rural water system for us on a piece of property the tribe recently purchased, to supply water to livestock. All of the work they have done for us is doing what they said it would do, without any problems or issues. Don, his sons, and employees are all very knowledgeable and professional and did our projects at a very reasonable cost. They stand behind their work and are only a phone call away. I would highly recommend Watson Well for any water project, no matter what the size, if you want it done right, on time and on budget, you won’t be disappointed.
It is hard to believe that it has been 9 months since I called you with an “out of water” problem on our property. It is not the call that any one on a well wants to make during a record breaking drought. You were here in a very short time and after taking in all the normal diagnostics you were concerned about us being dry but not convinced it was a true dry well. I think we were very fortunate that you had the ability to put a camera down our well to see what was happening and came up with a plan to rehabilitate our well after you discovered our weep holes for the well were plugged with iron bacteria, calcium and stuff. It gave us hope that we could get this reliable well up and running. You pulled the pump and line and determined that pump was fine. Once that was clear you put in the proper chemicals and literally scrubbed our well pipe of the “stuff” and found that our well was over 200’ deep. Water flowed and once the junk was sucked out of the well bottom and the chemicals neutralized we had 18’ more water which put us at over a 50’ column of water, of course this was fantastic. While here, all new water line and electrical wire was reinstalled and new electronics that were more current and a vast improvement of what we had. Since then the water keeps flowing with generous amounts and quality.
During the past two years, Watson Well has designed, constructed, and maintained a number of different projects at my home. These include new water storage tanks, a water treatment system, new piping from the pump house to the residence along with separate lines and faucets for untreated water; and a complex rain water catchment system including tanks, piping and faucets to different locations, all while providing flexibility directing the water to different areas as needed. Don Watson and his crew worked efficiently and coordinated the different aspects of the jobs in an effective manner. All systems continue to operate as expected without any problems. Don was always extremely helpful and receptive to new ideas which he easily incorporated into the projects.