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How to Learn About Hydroponic Disease Prevention with Five Relevant Terms

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When it comes to making the most of the money that you put into hydroponics, disease prevention is an important topic. Growers want to make sure they are protecting their plans from specific types of problems that would devastate plants and prevent healthy harvests.

You might say that there are two main categories of problems. One is where environmental factors are wrong -- temperature or pH value or water temperature or humidity is off, and it's making plants struggle. The second is the kind of ‘blitzkrieg’ situation where growers can't really anticipate a problem, or deal with it easily by correcting some climate adjustment.

Bacterial Infiltration

When it comes to understanding some of these really challenging problems, growers need to know terms like Pythium and phytophera. They need to know about bacterial invasion and what happens when certain types of harmful bacteria get out of control in a grow space. Read up on these important terms and learn how to prevent them in plant settings.

Parasitism

This type of problem happens when a parasite delivers pathogens to a plant’s cell walls. Having harmful debris or microorganisms in a plant environment can lead to this kind of problem – that’s why smart growers are so particular about cleaning. In the same way that human and animal hosts can suffer from tapeworms or other parasites, hydroponic plants are also vulnerable to these types of “Trojan horse” problems.

Microbial Inoculants

Experts talk about certain kinds of bacteria as “biological control agents” for plant environments. Some types of antifungal or helpful bacteria elements can be put into foliar sprays where growers can expose plants to these protective compounds.

Mycorrhizal Fungi

Some types of fungi can actually help clients. The mycorrhizal fungus can deliver certain types of nutrients to plants, and they're often used to bolster plant development.

Knowing these types of terms can help growers to work smarter in developing and installing their hydro systems. They can also help with those issues where beginning growers suddenly confront emergency situations that they have never planned for. Dealing with bacterial invasion can be tough -- and without the right resources and knowledge at your disposal, you are often fighting a losing battle. Know the signs of these problems and how to create baselines situations that carry a smaller risk of your plants being overcome by harmful bacteria or parasites.

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