Tag: biofilms


Enzyme-Based Biofilm Cleaners

Biofilms are a common problem in cannabis grow operations. These slimy layers of microbial colonies can clog the irrigation system, spread plant diseases and reduce oxygen levels in the nutrient solution.One way to eliminate biofilms is with enzyme-based cleaners. Enzymes are biological catalysts, or biocatalysts, that trigger and accelerate chemical reactions in living things. They offer a practical, non-harmful approach to degrading and removing biofilm.How enzymes degrade biofilmsEnzymes are proteins that catalyze specific chemical reactions. They are involved in all …

Biofilms in your Grow Ops

Biofilms are slimy layers of microbial colonies that form where microorganisms grow and reproduce. Because microorganisms flourish where water and nutrients are abundant, irrigation systems offer ideal environments for biofilms. When biofilms develop in grow operations, they can create clogs, harbor pathogens and cause oxygen levels in the nutrient solution to drop. Preventing or eliminating biofilms is essential to growing healthy, high-yield crops. How biofilms develop Biofilm begins when free-floating microorganisms in the water supply such as bacteria, fungi, protozoa or algae …