Ozone and reclaimed water – a growing success for grapefruits
Combining ozone and reused water improves the availability of nutrients and increases oxygen diffusion in the soil, according to a new study.
The Murcian Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Development (Imida) has carried out a study on an ozonation instillation on a plot where reclaimed water is used. The study examined the effects of these two conditions on a field of a crop, specifically grapefruit. The results show that the application of ozone during irrigation when using recycled water can produce beneficial effects for the crop.
The benefits observed include improved nutrient availability, incread oxygen diffusion in the soil, and decreased pathogenic microorganism populations. The quality and production of the harvest were not significantly affected by the changes.
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