Garden Sprayers & Grow Room Foggers
There are certain garden problem and pests that are further compounded for the indoor hydroponic grower. It’s inevitable given the environment and conditions that are ideal for plants can also be ideal for the pests that can plague them.
The continual moist condition that the floor can fall into, coupled with a higher humidity can create the perfect environment for a fungal outbreak. A grower may also want to foliar feed in harmony with the nutrient solution.
The point is that the hydroponic grower is far more likely to be considering a sprayer or fogger than the outdoor gardener will be. It’s just the nature of the industry.
Even if you’re using organic treatments like neem oil you’re going to be needing a sprayer to accommodate the amount of plants they are growing. Because of the moist conditions that no outdoor gardener will experience the hydroponic grower will have to periodically fog for fungal control.
Thankfully, pump spray outfits do not cost you an arm and leg to get the job done right.
The good news about sprayers is that they require a minimal cash outlay to purchase. The size of the unit you will need depends on the size of your operation and how pesticide intensive you are.
This means that there is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to pump sprayers. The nice part is that manufacturers already know this and have a size for every need and every grower.
- 1-gallon (4 liter)
- 2-gallon (8 liter)
- 3-gallon (11-liter)
Pump sprayers are all quite simple to operate and affordable to purchase and the chances are they will not run you over $35.00. Given the affordable price of pump sprayers and the many different pesticides that are used, it would be a good idea to own multiple sprayers labeled for multiple chemicals.
This eliminates the possibility of negative or possibly even toxic combinations.
Small or home growers who don’t even have the need for something the size of a pump sprayer have the option of simple hand-held jug style sprayers or a hose nozzle operated.
Large scale commercial growers will want to use a battery assisted sprayer.
Commercial grade stationary sprayer/atomizer provides full coverage with minimal effort or concern.
There are both stationary and portable sprayer/atomizer units which are more geared toward the interest of large scale commercial growers. This because of the convenience and ease of covering a large area which would be difficult and time consuming to perform with a hand-pump sprayer.
The portable sprayer/atomizer does have broader applications, however, because it can used both inside and out which also makes it perfect for use on a conventional garden.
Every hydroponic grower will at some point require the use of some sort of sprayer or fogger, but the good news is that they are all more than affordable while offering years of dependable service.