Coco Coir

About Coco Coir

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WHAT IS COCO MADE OF? Coco coir is extracted from the intermediate husk surrounding a coconut, derived from the coconut processing industry. Coco coir primarily consists of the coir fiber pith or coir dust obtained by processing coconut husk and removing long fibers. In some places the husk is left in the fields as a mulch or a source of …

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Drip Irrigation Maintenance Checklist

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Note: this document is intended to serve as basic guidelines for proper irrigation management. For more detailed analysis, questions specific to your system or a free water analysis, please contact your rep or send an email to . WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT Water from different sources has broad variability. An irrigation water analysis can determine what components, if any, exist …

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Silica Supplements

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ARE THEY WORTH IT? Essential plant nutrients are classified as such if they are required for the function of plant metabolism. To date, there are 17 known essential plant nutrients, but there are also some elements that are considered to be beneficial to plant health and growth. This means that the plant’s metabolism will function without them, but there are …

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Plant nutrition and deficiencies

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PLANT NUTRITION ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS Plants require light, water, minerals, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and a suitable temperature to grow. These absolute growth requirements must be available within appropriate ranges and in balance with others for optimum growth to occur. A total of 17 elements are known to be required for plants to grow and reproduce normally. The elements are carbon (C), …

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Nutrient antagonism

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TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING Plants require a variety of nutrients to achieve optimal growth, yields and quality. The ratio of elements that must be available to the plants is often combined in commercial fertilizer or nutrient programs in a ready-to-use blend. However, this ratio may be based on conventional schools of thought, rather than a specific crop or …

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Using ‘life’ on seedlings

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Successful seed germination requires moisture and warmth, but light is not needed. Once seeds germinate, light is a requirement. Wrapping seeds in a warm, damp paper towel may speed up germination but not necessary. Seeds can be started in a variety of growing mediums, including rock wool, peat moss cubes or loose soil mixes. If using a potting mix, be …

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Water Quality

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PLANT HEALTH FACTORS Water quality is one of the most important factors affecting plant growth, as unwanted components in water can interfere with nutrient availability and uptake by the plant. When improving your grow operation, water should be one of the key areas evaluated. Even with a filter in place, problems may still arise if quality is not closely monitored. …

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Recirculating hydroponics

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A REVIEW OF BEST PRACTICES Hydroponics is a term inclusive of many different, highly-varied systems. Some may classify hydroponic growing as any method utilizing soilless media, including peat-based potting mixes and coco coir. For the sake of this content, “hydroponics” will refer to systems that are recirculating in nature and utilize soilless, inert or inorganic media. Recirculating hydroponic operational systems …

Heavy Metals

Heavy metal whitepaper

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PURPOSE To provide a comprehensive report detailing the relationship between Rx Green Technologies’ nutrient program and heavy metals levels in cannabis. SUMMARY Because Rx Green Technologies’ plant nutrients are formulated using ultra-refined, pharmaceutical grade ingredients, heavy metals in these products are essentially non-existent. Therefore, when using Rx Green Technologies’ nutrients in an inert growing media, growers can expect their plants …

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pH Whitepaper

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WHAT IS pH? Potential hydrogen, or pH, is a measure of the solution concentration of hydrogen ions, or H+. There are two types of ions: a cation (positively charged particle) and anion (negatively charged particle). Cations and anions are attracted to each other (think of magnetics) to form ionic compounds. These compounds form familiar mineral nutrients such as calcium nitrate …

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Synthetic Vs Organic

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SYNTHETIC VS. ORGANIC PLANT NUTRIENTS Plant nutrients are inorganic elements such as zinc or magnesium that are absorbed by plant roots in order to fuel growth and development. Most of the nutrients required for plant growth are already present in traditional soil, although not always in the required volume or form. In contrast, given the use of inert media, hydroponic …