Biofilm is present in every greenhouse water system. It lives in plumbing, pumps, tanks, and irrigation systems. It clogs mechanical systems and irrigation nozzles. It harbors and distributes pathogens to your plants.
Biofilm is very difficult to eliminate, and greenhouse operations are particularly susceptible to problems. It establishes itself and thrives most easily in a nutrient-rich environment, with warm temperatures that are more conducive to bacterial growth, and with a large surface-area to water-volume ratio.
To help growers find and manage biofilm, Dramm Corp. recently developed a white paper detailing biofilm in the greenhouse. This resource outlines the basics of biofilms and the effective methods of control.
Click here to download a copy of the white paper.