High-quality products, that are also sustainable and ecological, are necessary for this purpose. This way, the spread of diseases within and out of the greenhouse can be prevented.

The challenge

During the cultivation, organic matter, plant debris and soiling builds up in the greenhouse, all potential habitats for pathogens. Thoroughly removing these contaminants during crop rotation is crucial to prevent the spread of diseases to new young plants. The first step in this process is cleaning, which removes most of the microorganisms and algae without killing them. Afterwards, the disinfection product kills the remaining microorganisms.

Our solution

Roam Technology offers a very effective cleaner that shows outstanding adhesion and foaming, which could be the ideal first step in the clean disinfect cycle during crop rotation. Therefore, Roam Eco Clean was tested at a concentration of 3% on plant tables, glass, floors and the planter in the greenhouse of a renowned research center. Before application of the product, the gross dirt was manually removed. The surfaces were rinsed off after 30 minutes, and ATP swabs were used to assess the cleaning’s effectiveness.

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Fig 1: ATP values are indicated for every surface before and after the cleaning process.
Roam Eco Clean result
Fig 2: Plant table after and before cleaning. Clearly, the cleaning process with Roam Eco Clean removed all dirt.

Clearly, Roam Eco Clean shows large reductions in ATP values and they are practically all below the limit of 500 RLU after cleaning. Figure 2 shows plant tables before and after cleaning, proving the outstanding effectiveness of the Roam Eco Clean.

Used Product

Disinfection of equipment inhibits the spread of Chlamydospores of Fusarium Oxysporum

Fusarium lettuce wilt can be killed off completely on tools and other equipment by selecting the correct disinfectant. However, it is important to pay proper attention to dosage and contact times.