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Ozone in Mushroom Growing
Mushrooms are highly nutritious and a valuable crop but commercial g
rowing presents many
problems. Usually, the crop is of high density making it susceptible to
the spread of disease. These
diseases by their nature are prolific and difficult to stop without damag
ing the actual crop.
Mushrooms themselves are a fungus and as such are susceptible to treatments designed to
Ozone is recognised as a safe water additive for foodstuffs and can be used safely to c
and to water crops.
Between crop's the growing room can be thoroughly washed down prior to refilli
ng using high level
ozonated water. This disinfection process is extremely effective and can replace th
e use of
Ozonated water can also be used for watering the mushroom crop, replacing the
use of some
Ozone in the air before the room is filled and during the initial days
when all growth is well covered
can destroy disease spores and organisms in the air. These spores enter the room on d
ust, on people
and in the air. Ozone in the air can reduce the incidence and spread of these