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How to Use Coptrol to Kill Algae in Drip
Algae reduce water flow
block nozzles|water stress|
Horticulturalists and home gardeners alike know that even the
smallest amount of algae in irrigation water can fully or partially
block nozzles. If algae get inside irrigation lines they reduce water
flow and eventually clog emitters. This is a major cause of water
stress in plants and results in uneven growth. Therefore it is important
to keep your water source clear of algae.
can prevent algae blooms
If your water source relies on environmental runoff it is possible to
prevent algae blooms by applying
prior to an anticipated
remains active in the stored water until an algae
bloom and then goes to work killing the bloom.
Make sure the problem is not bacterial slime
|buried pipelines|black polythene
When evaluating a blocked nozzle problem remember algae require
light to grow,
they do not grow in buried pipelines, in black
polythene or any conduits that stops light from penetrating
these conditions bacteria thrive living on iron and sulphur producing
a mass of slime which acts as an adhesive to trap solids and quickly
will not treat bacterial slime.
If algae is a problem in your drip irrigation or in your water source follow this 5 step method to keep your waters clear and bright.
First identify the algae present. If you are not certain visit
. This site enables you to identify all the common
algae in Australia.
Now calculate the volume of water to treat. Ignore depths below
1 metre. We have a page which explains the methods used to
determine the amount of water to
treat. If you need assistance
see How to
calculate the volume of water to treat with Coptrol.
Next calculate the amount of
needed. An easy way
to calculate is:
Use 5 – 10 mL of
per 1000 litres of water (1 cubic metre) or 5 – 10 Litres per mega litre of water.
Dilute the required amount of
using a 1:10 or even a 1:20
The best application method is by spraying. Apply on a sunlit
wind free day when algae first appear. If this is impractical look
If you still need help call RCI at no cost to you.
where our free call numbers are displayed.
Or you can email us using this
Frequently Asked Questions
and Environmental Safety
Material Safety Data Sheet
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