Water silos in horticulture are necessary for every grower. The large amount of water storage is needed for the crop and every company also has one. Naturally, silos also become contaminated and bacteria, fungal and algae end up in the water, which is detrimental to the oxygen level and water quality. A low oxygen level has an adverse effect on the crop and a contaminated silo has an adverse effect on drip lines for the silo itself. Plants need good water with enough oxygen to grow vigorously. Standing water does not help with this. But what can you do against stagnant water?
Cause of contaminated silos
First of all, how do the silos get contaminated? A good reason why water is polluted is because there is little or no oxygen left in the water. The reason that the water becomes oxygen-free is because biofilms are created by organic substances in the water. The water must keep moving, so that organic pollution is broken down by oxygen. These negative microorganisms consume the oxygen when the water is still. If nothing is done about this, the oxygen level is low and the water quality will drop. A consequence of this is organic pollution in the silo and contaminated drip lines. This is also important to promote plant vitality and to get better root development for the crop.
Solution for contaminated silos
It is possible to have the silo cleaned every few years, but by installing the Oxybull aeration system, the oxygen content remains high, so cleaning is not necessary. For example, special aeration systems have been made for the silos that keep the water moving and ensure that the water has enough oxygen. A high oxygen content and a clean silo ensure that the drip lines remain clean. This will increase the productivity of your plants that will lead to better production and less use of chemicals. The quality of the plant will increase in an organic natural way.