Hello to all of you.
I just got this e-mail from someone using this formula for potatoes and seeing 40 tons an
acre and harvesting 2 Days earlier. Apply 1.5 litres Oxy Blast per acre in 100 litres water, commencing when the plant shows 3-4 inches leaf area diameter. Repeat every seven days until the rows close in. Re-spray when blight conditions occur. It is a contact killer only so apply as soon as it starts raining.
Also, we are getting a lot of calls about Goats, Broilers, Turkeys and Dairies in the last
few weeks. All these farm operators are seeing incredible results. Following is a sampling of comments:
1. The water is used by 316 milking goats (30 of them are really low producers), 41 dry goats, 5 breeding bucks and 9 bull calves (age between 1 and 9 months).
Use per month:
About 27,000 gallons of water and 30 litres (8 gallons) of OxyBlast (including 4 litres for
treatments) plus 14 kg (2.5 gallons) of Acidifier (including the 2.7 kg. we need for the kids milk in the nursery).
We brought the PH from 7.7 down to 6 – 6.5 and our SPC has never been as low as it is now.
2. We have a broiler operation that got their pullets in from a hatchery. The hatchery
called to let them know that the batch they got is from the same batch that had salmonella. The farmer called the local Oxy Blast Dealer and he got him to use only 150 PPM for a while and purge it every 4 days. The rest of the producers that bought this batch, still had salmonella and they all had to be euthanized (too bad, we could have helped them). The producer then used a 300 PPM solution of Oxy Blast to disinfect the barn. (wearing gloves and misting it in, as well as spraying around etc. is a good idea) All of the other barns had signs of infection; the barn treated with Oxy Blast Barn did not. The producer used to
have a death loss of 6%; the death loss is now .4 of 1%!
3. A very large producer is seeing a death loss drop. They used to have a death loss of 7%, but after a 30 day trial with Oxy Blast in 2 barns, they saw the death loss drop to 2.2%. The other barns still had 7%. Nothing else was changed so it has to be the Oxy Blast. As you know there are too many variables on farms to judge what might or might not be
causing this, however nothing else has been changed on those farms.
4. A Turkey Farmer mentioned that it is sometimes a struggle to get his birds up to 15KG; usually they can just get above 13KG tops. He also mentioned they are on a quota system in Canada. The farmer used to use a Chlorine Dioxide based product on his farm but he was not happy with results he was getting. So he replaced it with Oxy Blast. After a full
cycle, his death loss went down and his birds were up to 15.96 KG. He shipped 15,000 KG more that he was supposed to (he is only allowed to go to 25,000 more a year). He has a problem; either he goes to 500 less or he buys more quota or he ships early. What a nice problem to have!
5. Dairy Farmers are all seeing milk increase, clean water and many health benefits. We get more calls and comments from Dairy Farmers than you can imagine. I cannot
remember all of them but we keep getting the same positive feedback: lower SCC,
increased milk production, less mastitis & hoof issues, better conception rates, better healthier calves, etc.
When a poultry farm has Necrotic Enteritis, it’s usually caused because of bedding and
the paste on the bedding (scours in poultry is called Paste). We suggest they spread Calcium Carbonate (Limestone ground finely) on bedding and around feeders, not only on bedding but around feeders and waterers. This will keep the ammonia, etc. down so that there are less heath issues.
Bacteria -There are 3 kinds of bacteria we want to eliminate- Coddus and its spherically
shaped—->Bacillus and its rod shaped—-> Spirallum -spirally shaped; curved rod shaped.
Water Storage -
The more different issues I address, the more I believe in Contact Time–> sufficient time in the storage of water to ensure effectiveness. It is critical when dealing with Rotten Egg Smell or with iron and manganese. I believe there are 2 options when injecting Oxy Blast. First, always have a retention tank, or if you cannot, at least install an inline static mixer. Municipalities and cities do this because, believe it or not, a significant improvement in poor-quality water can be achieved by storage alone, even if such storage is not required for any other purpose. The natural settling of the suspended solids and a reduction in pathogenic organisms is obtained by storage alone. I would always have a very large mouth tap at the bottom to remove sediment every so often.
The improvement in water quality depends on storage time, and the contaminants in
the source. There has been documentation that storage of water in municipalities and cities have reduced over 90% in coliform and e-coli numbers in winter and 99% in summer months, based on minimum 7 days storage, however we recommend 7-15 days. This documentation also shows reduction in colour, turbidity, ammonia, and many organic pollutants including pesticides and herbicides. There also was documentation of a significant reduction in numbers of Cryptosporidium and Giardia oocysts.
Here is the proof …
Quality of water before and after storage
Parameters River Thames at Oxford River Great Ouse at Grafham
Raw water Stored water Raw water Stored water
Colour (Hazen) 19 9 30 5
Turbidity Units 14 3.2 10 1.5 type not specified
Ammoniacal Nitrogen 0 0 0.3 0.06 (mg/L)
Oxygen absorbed (mg/L) 1.8 1.3 3.5 2.0
BOD (mg/L) 0 0 4.5 2.5
Total Hardness (mg/L) 300 259 430 280
Coliforms (MPN/100ml) 60,000 200 650 20
E-coli (MPN/100ml) 20,000 100 1700 10
Colony counts per 1 ml:
3 days @ 20 C 0 0 50,000 580
2 days @ 37 C 0 0 15,000 140
The second option would be to go directly down the well casing. We strongly recommend that you shock thewell, prior to setting up injection. However, I would definitely get a water report first to determine if there are sulphates in the water, because sulphates can congeal and create a serious problem with the well pump.
Raw-water storage can also lead to problems, particularly if the water being stored is
high in nutrients; this can lead to high levels of algae in the spring and summer. We suggest a maximum supply of 7-15 days if storing water to accommodate volumes.
Algae are micro-organisms which contain chlorophyl and require water, CO2, low levels of
inorganic substances, and most importantly light, to grow and multiply (use a storage container that does not allow light to enter). Algae grows really slow compared to bacteria.
The growth-rate depends on availability of nutrients, nitrogen and phosphorus in water, and on the energy available from sunshine.
Algae can normally be seen in affected water, but some (Stephanodiscus) can remain
invisible, except under a powerful microscope. Outbreaks are usually severe and sporadic. Algae blooms are a common phenomenon. These arise when the optimum conditions exist for a particular species of algae to grow. Algae blooms normally start in the spring, as increasing light levels lead to the beginning of optimum conditions for growth, and continue through the summer into the autumn.
Algae control is not easy. They used to use Copper Sulfate in the past, just before the bloom happened. Copper sulfate is toxic to fish, plants, the environment and humans. Oxy Blast has worked on many storage containers. Over time, we find that the purifying of the water prior to getting to storage, is a great benefit. I suggest that the storage units also be
covered with a UV Tarp if they are clear. I hope this helps. I study every day on ways for us to improve. If you want me to get a wholesale price on storage containers let me know.