Utilizing Ozonated Water in Agriculture?
Increase your AG profits by significantly reducing expensive crop losses. We offer a solution. A non-chemical, non-traceable organic pesticide that leaves behind no residue, used for the eradication of destructive powdery molds, insects, and other damaging bacteria. Our ozone agricultural system can deliver ozonated water that has 40% more dissolved oxygen sending it directly to your plants’ roots. The system provides water that has been treated and purified from all heavy metals including arsenic, iron, and boron, and also serves to balance the waters pH levels. Water processed through our ozone system is stripped of any organic smells associated with naturally occurring bacteria found in groundwater formations or caused by the presence of hydrogen sulfide which can be found in groundwater formations.
Watson Well designs and manufactures a turnkey all-in-one water treatment system. We call it our Agriculture Ozone Skid. These Ozone systems are built on 6’ x 8’ steal powder coated skids at our Eureka warehouse then shipped locally, statewide and across the country to customer sites. The water treatment system skids include a sub panel for direct electrical connection. All the system components including pumps and filters are wired, plumbed, and pre-tested making on-site installations clean and efficient.
Our Agricultural Ozone Skid Systems are scalable for specific customer requirements. We can make our ozone concentrated water from sources that produce as little as 5 gallons per minute, or as much as 200 gallons per minute. Our pressurized delivery systems which distribute the highly oxygenated water to the farms, orchards or gardens can also be scaled to match the farmers existing delivery systems or meet very specific irrigation watering volumes determined by design engineering. All pumps are driven with VFD drives to maximize electrical efficiencies. All skids have pre-treatment and post-treatment filters that will scale in size based on the specific flow rates of the system, and all filter cleaning is fully automated using our clean water backwash technology.
Contact us for more information or come by our Eureka showroom and check out our demonstration unit.
While utilizing Ozone water treatment for crops has in numerous benefits, it has been found most effective for:
- Removing microbiological contamination
- Increasing crops resistance to microbial pests
- Environmentally safe pesticide
- No chemical contamination of the soil
- Improves soil quality
- Leaves no residue on crops
- Greatly reduces the loss of crops
- Shortens time to market
- Increases flavor
Removing Microbial Pests: Through a naturally occurring oxidation process, Ozone eliminates contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, and fungi from produce. Ozone water disinfection has been found to remove microbiological contamination as effectively as chlorine but without the need for harsh chemicals to sanitize the crops. Over time, the use of ozonated water for sanitation will build resistance to microbiological pests by creating clean runoff water improving the overall quality of the produce.
Environmentally Safe Pesticide Use: Ozone is an excellent substitute for traditional pesticides because not only is it environmentally friendly, but it also kills most insects. Unlike other insecticides, Ozone is an aqueous substance, which allows it to fit into smaller crevices, removing the eggs and larvae that traditional pesticides can miss. Utilizing Ozone is also beneficial because it does not leave any residual deposits on produce making it safe for consumption. Source: Purdue News (https://news.uns.purdue.edu/html4ever/030130.Mason.ozone.html)
Improved Soil Quality: Due to its reactive properties, Ozone is able to release vital nutrients such as iron and calcium from the soil by breaking it away from organic matter within the soil. This process allows for produce to obtain its necessary nutrients. Source: Mountain High Water – Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watchtime_continue=70&v=xxsCiTvsDiw)
Irrigation: Ozonated water used for irrigation delivers highly oxygenated water directly to the roots of the crop, promoting fast and steady growth. Source: Creative Oz-Air (http://www.oz-air.com/agriculture.html) Local Produce Benefitted with Ozone Use
Local Produce Benefitted with Ozone Use
Vineyards: Ozone has been used to successfully sanitize wine barrels, cellars, and wine tanks for years; however, more recently, viticulturists have been bringing the ozone process out of the cellar and into the vineyards. Winemakers are finding that by incorporating Ozone in their growing process, they are cutting back on the number of chemicals used on their crops and eliminating harmful microbes common in Northern California, like Botrytis and powdery mildew.
The Ozone process has proven to be beneficial for growers in several ways; not only are they discovering that the Ozonated water has improved their vineyards health and eliminated their need for Sulfur Dioxide, but by no longer relying on pricey chemical pesticides, growers are also saving money. Source: Wines and Vine
Cannabis: In recent years we have seen the increase of commercial cannabis growth. Like many other crops, cannabis is highly susceptible to microbiological pests such as molds, fungi, viruses, powdery mildew, and bacteria. Ozonated water provides antimicrobial features proven to be an effective disinfection method for the cannabis crop and materials used during cannabis production.
Almond Orchards: California produces 82% of the world’s almonds. With the crop being in such high-demand, almond growers feel pressure to produce higher yields every year. However, to meet that demand, almond growers have been forced to utilize high levels of fungicides to maintain their crop. Fungicides have been found to threaten our primary pollinator, honey bees. Source: Science Daily
By switching to Ozone, almond orchards can use fewer fungicides because the ozonated water prevents microbiological contamination. A recent study also found that Ozone can reduce pesticide residue levels in honey bee hives, which is in turn, more beneficial for all crops. Source: Entomology Today