SHYIELD™ disinfectants were formulated to kill tough pathogens that threaten the health of your yield, including powdery mildew, grey mold, and fusarium. But in addition to this, SHYIELD™ is also an excellent cleaner and can help you both clean and disinfect surfaces throughout your facility in one single step.
Cleaning and disinfection are both important steps in preventing the spread of both plant and human pathogens. Cleaning is the process of physically removing dirt and germs from the surface, while disinfection involves killing disease-causing microorganisms. In cannabis production facilities, both cleaning and disinfection need to work together, as disinfection cannot occur on a surface without a cleaning step to get rid of dirt.
As a Health Canada-Registered one-step disinfectant, SHYIELD™ disinfectants can clean and disinfect surfaces at the same time. SHYIELD™ is formulated with a package of powerful detergents, which removes dirt residue and allows the disinfectant to kill fungi, bacteria, and viruses. Many other disinfectants commonly used in the cannabis industry do not have detergency properties, so surfaces would need to be pre-cleaned with a separate detergent for the disinfectant to work properly.
As you know from experience, the tools and surfaces used in cannabis production, such as trimmers, scales, trays, and tabletops are often covered in resin, oils, and other debris. As a one-step disinfectant, SHYIELD™ can be used to both clean the dirt from these surfaces, and kill harmful microorganisms that may be present. This can be done in a few simple steps:
  • Use a dry cloth, brush or scouring pad to remove any major dirt from the surface or instrument. This step should take place before any water or liquid cleaning product is applied to the surface.
  • Apply SHYIELD™ to the surface, by spraying or wiping with a microfibre cloth or pre-moistened wipe. Allow the disinfectant to remain wet on the surface for the length of the contact time.
  • Rinse or squeegee the surfaces to get rid of excess liquid, or simply let the surfaces air-dry.
With disinfectant chemicals that lack detergency properties, an additional step of cleaning the tools and surfaces with a detergent and water would be required, followed by a rinse to remove the detergent prior to disinfection. Choosing a one-step product such as SHYIELD™ goes a long way in keeping your process fast and convenient.
Take a look at SHYIELD™ Disinfectants in action at James E. Wagner Cultivation