Waterborne solutions

Background / Terms of use

This tool summarizes published research that tests control of plant pathogens and algae using water treatment technologies.

The following video details its use.

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The goal is to help you make informed decisions by providing access to research data. We do not recommend any specific technologies or dosage rates.

Water treatment alone is not likely to control pathogens and algae. Take an integrated approach to disease management, including clean plant material, growing media, containers, and the use of fungicides or biocontrol agents. Avoid overwatering because this creates conditions favorable to many diseases and algae.

This web tool is intended for use only as a guide. The use of trade names in this publication is solely for illustration. UF does not guarantee or warranty the products that are named, nor does UF approve any products to the exclusion of others through references in this publication. Users are responsible for following pesticide and fertilizer labels for the users’ particular applications. Pesticide and fertilizer users are responsible for determining that their intended uses fully comply with the directions for use stated on the pesticides’ and fertilizers’ containers or other labelling. Use pesticides and fertilizers safely, and always read and strictly follow pesticide and fertilizer label directions.

Click the name of the target waterborne problem to view treatment system options

Acidovorax

Agrobacterium

algae

Alternaria

bacteria

Botrytis

Clavibacter

Colletotrichum

Corynebacterium

Corynespora

Cylindrocladium

Drechslera

Erwinia

Fusarium

Geotrichum

Myrothecium

nematodes

Pectobacterium

Phytophthora

Plasmodiophora

Plasmopara

Pseudomonas

Pythium

Ralstonia

Rhizoctonia

Thielaviopsis

Trichoderma

Verticillium

virus

Xanthomonas

Click the name of the treatment system for information about its activity against waterborne disease organisms.

Activated peroxygen/hydrogen peroxide

Biosurfactants

Bromine

Chlorine

Chlorine dioxide

Constructed wetlands

Copper

Heat

Membrane filtration

Ozone

Quaternary ammonium

Silver

Slow media filtration

Surfactants

Ultra violet light

  • This tool summarizes published research that tests control of plant pathogens and algae using water treatment technologies.
  • The goal is to help you make informed decisions by providing access to research data. We do not recommend any specific technologies or dosage rates.
  • Water treatment alone is not likely to control pathogens and algae. Take an integrated approach to disease management, including clean plant material, growing media, and containers; and use of fungicides or biocontrol agents. Avoid overwatering because this creates conditions favorable to many diseases and algae.