22 Mar 2017
Water Use and Treatment in Container-Grown Specialty Crop Production: A Review
Majsztrik, J.C., White, S.A., Hitchcock, D.R., (Clemson University), Fernandez, T.R. (Michigan State University, Fisher P.R. (University of Florida), Lea-Cox, J. (University of Maryland), Owen, J.S.Jr. (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) , Oki, L.R. (University of California Davis)
Water quality and water quantity are major concerns for growers around the world. There are number of factors that can impact irrigation water for plant production including policy, changing weather patterns, aquifer depletion, and saltwater intrusion. This article discusses a number of aspects of water use, capture, remediation, and reuse for specialty crop production. Various techniques and equipment for the removal of sediment, pathogens, agrichemicals and other contaminants are discussed. Remediation technologies reviewed include filtration (for example: rapid sand, slow sand, membranes, and filter socks), activated carbon, disinfection (chlorine, ozonation, UV), and biological control (constructed wetlands, vegetated buffers, bioreactors).
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