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Jesse James (Spacecowboy)
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Disinfectants Available to use on Mushroom Farms
Disinfectant TypeActive IngredientsExample Trade NamesUse/Restrictions/Comments
ChlorineCalcium/Sodium HypochloriteHTH Bleach other trade namesApproved for FCS at 200 ppm general disinfecting at 600 ppm; chlorine not tolerant OM; corrosive; inexpensive; adjustment of pH is critical chlorine is not effective unless pH is approx. 7.0 or slightly lower
Iodine BasedIodineVarious Trade names e.g:RapidyneApproved for FCS at 25 ppm; broad spectrum disinfectant for general sanitation at 100 ppm. Provides little residual; may stain porous surfaces; sanitizer of choice for hospitals; mid- level cost
OxidizersChlorine Dioxide various types/levels of stability

Hydrogen Peroxide or Hydrogen Dioxide
Various Trade names e.g: Oxysan

Various Trade names e.g: OxiDate
Mildly corrosive different complexes and types; the more stabilized chemical need acids to activate; effective under some OM load; approved for FCS at 100 ppm; GS 500 ppm

Unknown efficacy; initial trials suggest more effective against spores than mycelium
PeraceticPeracetic (peroxyacetic) acids Active peracid chemistry; Peracid chemistry is similar to that of the oxidizing disinfectantsVarious Trade names e.g: OxoniaUnknown efficacy; corrosive expensive; labeled for FCS; check individual label for ppm. Low residual antimicrobial activity; kills broad spectrum of microorganisms
PhenolsCombination of: ortho-phenylphenate(OPP) and/or some potassium or sodium based phenol derivativesVarious Trade names e.g. Premisan One-stroke Germ WarfareDoes not have FCS tolerance; Tolerant of some OM load; Increasing OM load rapidly decreases effectiveness. Use on nonporous surface only (NO WOOD); Use on A/C or other equipment requires thorough rinsing with potable water
Quaternary AmmoniumQuaternary Ammonia ChloridesVarious Trade names e.g:Verticide PermQuat SantiQuat Clings to substances. Stable under low OM tolerances; does not easily dissipate.
Stabilized FormaldehydeHydroxymethyl-n-propanediol formaldehyde and dimethyl benzyl ammonia chlorideVarious Trade names e.g:Lysofume DCRBroad spectrum noncorrosive
Wood PreservativesCopper-8-Quinolinolate


Approved for wood surfaces between crops prior to filling.

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