1 May 2016
Pinpoint Toxicity in Your Pond Water
Fisher, P.R. (University of Florida)
A case study for a coastal Florida producer using pond water for irrigation. The pond water passed through a sand filter and chlorination treatment. The plants showed pitting and bronzing on the foliage and stunted growth. This article provides trouble shooting tips and tools used to calculate chlorination dosage.
Greenhouse Grower May 2016 (3754 KB)
1 Apr 2016
Using a Dehydrated Agar to Estimate Microbial Water Quality for Horticulture Irrigation
Meador, D.P. (Center for Applied Horticulture Research), Fisher, P.R., Guy, C.L., Harmon, P.F., Peres, N.A., and Teplitski, M. (University of Florida)
Petrifilms can be used as an onsite water quality tool to quantify bacteria density in irrigation water. High bacteria density can clog drip and mist emitters.
Journal of Environmental Quality 45(4) 2016