Use an on-site hypochlorous acid generator to produce hypochlorous acid, a powerful and all-natural pesticide for pennies a gallon. This cost-effective preventative measure can stop outbreaks from ever occurring.
Hypochlorous acid generators for farmers and all other agricultural need are becoming a must-have. Whether you’re a farmer, grower, hobby gardener or horticulturalist, you’re familiar with the various types of plant pests. From powdery mildew, spider mites, aphids, to root rot, you’ve more than likely had to deal with one or many of these pests at one time or another.
Fungal diseases can spread, like wildfire on a growing farm or in a greenhouse. Once they’ve taken root, they are virtually impossible to control with or without pesticides.
Furthermore, common pesticides also contain a long list of toxic chemicals, and more often than not, the ones that don’t aren’t effective. And so-called natural pest controls can lead to problems such as pesticide resistance or harmful runoff effects.
Safely treat fungi, pest infestation that can be detrimental to plants, livestock or pets.
You may have already heard of using hypochlorous acid as a fungicide against powdery mildew, gray mold, algae growth, and other fungal infestations.
While hypochlorous acid is quite easy to mass-produce, it’s still expensive to buy, even in bulk, at thousands of dollars every year. Which is why on-site hypochlorous acid generators for farmers and growers, as well as many other types of operations, are fast becoming the way to go, even in smaller growing operations. And when supply chains are stretched thin, causing rising prices, having the ability to produce your own sanitizer and disinfectant means no longer having to rely on third party suppliers.
There are many hypochlorous acid generators on the market today, but most do not use single stream technology. Popular generators use a membrane separating the cathode from the anode, which produces anolyte (HOCL) and catholyte (Sodium hydroxide). This technology is unreliable and requires frequent maintenance. It also requires the sodium hydroxide run to waste, as it is a by-product of the HOCL production.
Most on-site hypochlorous acid generators can generate up to 1000 ppm (FAC) per day
How much and what strength of hypochlorous acid do you need for a growing operation?
That depends on the type of plant you are treating. In fact, there’s been tremendous research on the use of hypochlorous acid as a fungicide and pest repellent. Some studies go back to the early 2000s.
In 2003, researchers at the University of Georgia evaluated acidic electrolyzed oxidizing water (EO) aka hypochlorous acid for any phyotoxic effects on bedding plants. They achieved some assurance that greenhouse growers can at least use the technology without burning plant leaves. They also found that acidic electrolyzed oxidizing (EO) water quickly kills various fungi and showed promise as a broad-spectrum contact fungicide for control of foliar diseases of greenhouse-grown ornamentals.
Colombia researchers found Botrytis cinerea, another major plant pest, could be inactivated by 50 ppm of hypochlorous acid after 6 minutes. The University of Guelph also found that chlorine concentrations of 2 ppm were strong enough to eliminate Pythiaceae pathogen variants. This is great news for anyone in the commercial greenhouse or hydroponic industry.
Hypochlorous acid is a 3-in-1 product: fungicide, line cleaner, and root zone enhancer
The most common greenhouse pests are fungal gnats and aphids. There’s currently only anecdotal evidence for the efficacy of hypochlorous acid against insects. But, hypochlorous acid can, in fact, reduce insect concentrations differently.
Insects often live in plants with some form of algae or fungus nearby. So using hypochlorous acid regularly can reduce or remove those environments, which keeps pest populations down to a minimum.
Hypochlorous acid is also safe to spray on plants and add to their water sources. Note that concentrations of over 4 ppm can have detrimental effects on the plant system. That said, long-term exposure of hypochlorous acid greater than 2 ppm can be toxic to some plants. So it’s important to test hypochlorous acid on a small sample of plants before applying it to your entire crop.
Free Hypochlorous Acid Generator Trial for Farmers and Growers
Microbe Ninja is now offering farmers and growers a free 90-day trial of their NinjaGen Compact hypochlorous acid generator.
This hypochlorous acid generator base model is designed for small commercial business and home use.
Microbe Ninja is giving farmers and growers the opportunity to test the value and effective use of hypochlorous acid (HOCI). Generating an all-natural pesticide, hypochlorous acid, onsite can reduce supply costs. And prevent crop damage caused by pests and pathogens with an all-natural pesticide.
The generator can be purchased or upgraded upon trial completion. Micorbe NIna offers the NinjaGen 360, 144 or 1440 generators to fit the size of the operation. Contact Microbe Ninja to learn more about the NinjaGen on-site hypochlorous acid generator line.