Virkon™ H Biosecurity Applications

APPLICATIONS

Disinfection task Dilution rate Application
General Surfaces 1:100 (1%) Using either a plastic watering can, knapsack sprayer or pressure washer on a low pressure setting, apply Virkon™ H disinfectant solution to surfaces at a rate of 300ml per m2. Leave for a minimum of 30 minutes and then rinse thoroughly with clean water and allow to dry.
Moveable Equipment & tools 1:100 (1%) Using either a plastic watering can, knapsack sprayer or pressure washer on a low pressure setting, apply Virkon™ H disinfectant solution to all movable equipment and tools. Leave for a minimum of 30 minutes before rinsing with clean water and allowing to dry.
Pruning Knives 1:100 (1%) Disinfect pruning knives at the end of each row of plants by either dipping in (not soaking), or wiping with a cloth or sponge soaked in Virkon™ H disinfectant solution.
Trays, Pots & Containers (plastic) 1:100 (1%) Submerge pre-cleaned containers in Virkon™ H disinfectant solution for a minimum of 1 minute before removing and allowing to dry, prior to re-use.
Disinfectant Boot Dips 1:100 (1%) Always remove gross soiling from footwear wherever possible before stepping into the Virkon™ H disinfectant boot dip. Replenish daily, or when heavily soiled.
Vehicle Disinfection 1:200 (0.5%) Using either a pressure washer or knapsack sprayer, starting at the top and working down, soak all internal and external surfaces of the vehicle with Virkon™ H disinfectant solution. Ensure that special attention is paid to the wheels, wheel arches, tyres, mud-guards and underside of the vehicle.
Water delivery & Irrigation system (Terminal Disinfection) 1:100 (1%) Fill header tank and water delivery / irrigation pipes with Virkon™ H disinfectant solution. Leave for four hours and then flush through with fresh clean water.
Thermal Fogging (Terminal Disinfection) 1:25 (4%) 1:25 (4%) solution of Virkon™ H in an 90:10 water Virkon™ Fog Enhancer mixture. Using a suitable thermal fogging machine, apply the prepared solution at 10ml per m3 of air space.

Biosolve™ E & Biofoam™ cleaning, and Virkon™ H disinfectant solutions are not permitted for use in the presence of growing plants or their propagation media.

 

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