The mushrooms are highly nutritious and are considered a valuable harvest, however, the commercial crop presents many problems. In general, the character of these crops is one of a high density, which causes them to be susceptible to the spread of diseases. These pests, given their nature, are prolific and difficult to stop without damaging the actual harvest. The mushrooms themselves are a fungus and, as such, are especially sensitive to treatments designed to destroy all those diseases.
Ozone has already been recognized as a safe water additive for food products and has lots of applications in multiple fields. It can be used safely to clean and irrigate crops.
The most effective cleaning system
Thanks to ozone, the cultivation area can be completely washed before filling with high-level ozonized water. This disinfection process is extremely effective and can replace the use of hazardous chemicals.
Ozonized water can also be used to irrigate fungal crops, replacing the use of some chlorine-based chemicals.
In fact, ozone in the air before the room is filled and during the initial days, when all the growth is well covered, can destroy the spores of diseases and organisms in the air. These spores enter the room by dust, by people and are being brought even in the air. The presence of ozone in the air can reduce the spread of these diseases.
Many mushroom farms across Europe already use ozone as a tool in order to maximize performance and reduce the use of chemicals.
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