Greenhouse Misting Systems
Pros and Cons
Greenhouse misting systems have proven to be effective at providing vegetation with all of the water needed for proper growth. The idea behind misting is to provide a steady, even and light rain on everything underneath the misting systems. The misting method takes advantage of plants’ natural ability to process water through their leaves primarily and their roots secondarily. Unfortunately, some problems are caused by misting.
Overly damp surfaces in a greenhouse promote the formation of bacteria and mold which is harmful to plants. Botrytis cinerea, commonly called gray mold, creates an infection in plants and especially in grapes. Downy mildew infects plants and decreases the quality of vegetation when it develops in a wet environment. Many horticulturists use different chemicals and additives to combat plant diseases due to improperly run misting systems.
Dodge the Diseases Associated with Misting Systems
Smart Fog developed a greenhouse misting system that provides all the water plants need. Therefore, it can be used in virtually any greenhouse without the use of traditional misting systems. Furthermore, the fogging system creates a “dry fog” which puts all the water the plants need into the air. On the other hand, it keeps the environment from becoming overly wet. Then, the plants pull the moisture from the air and through their leaves, just as they do in nature.
Lastly, the DryFog.US Wetness Monitor constantly tracks conditions in the greenhouse. This is to ensure there are sufficient water levels always available in the air. Many greenhouse managers are happy to learn how affordable the high-quality, efficient DryFog.US systems are. Customer service agents are always standing by to answer questions and provide help.