Irrigation Pathogens and Water Quality
Crop health, irrigation water supply, and water quality are three interconnected issues of critical importance to the nation’s agricultural industry. Plants in poor health may be lost during a growing season, at garden centers or in the landscape. Without water, no plant can grow, nor can existing plants survive. One solution to water shortage is the capture and reuse of runoff water for irrigation, but current practices also recycle plant pathogens that have the potential to cause significant crop losses at production facilities and negatively impact retailers, landscapers, and consumers. This page provides knowledge and practical solutions to irrigation water quality and plant health issues associated with water recycling practices.
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