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Potato Business June 2021: Borehole Bacteria Hampers Growers Irrigation Efforts

Monday, 28 June 2021

Potato Business June 2021: Borehole Bacteria Hampers Growers Irrigation Efforts

Geoquip is featured in Potato Business magazine. 

Potatoes are one of the most water-hungry crops and many potato farmers rely on boreholes for irrigation. Without proper maintenance however, boreholes can become contaminated with residue and biofilm, often caused by a build-up of iron-related bacteria (IRB). Pipes and borehole casings can become blocked, reducing the quantity and quality of water pressure, as one East Anglian farmer found out to his cost...

Click here to read the full article: https://www.potatobusiness.com/agro-news/borehole-bacteria-hampers-growers-irrigation-efforts/

Reproduced with kind permission of the editor Potato Business: www.potatobusiness.com

 

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