Powdery Mildew and Fungicides: Part 2: Treatment Options

Treatment Options Inorganic: Simple chemicals are often an effective and efficient method to prevent and manage fungal infections. Some chemical treatments are safe to use on edible plants. Rinsing with dilute hydrogen peroxide or applying potassium salts can protect against initial fungal infections and slow the spread of existing infection. Though hydrogen peroxide generally has […]

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Dissolved Oxygen for Better Growth: Part II: Effects of Root Oxygen Starvation, Methods of DO Production, and Effective Aeration and Nutrient Delivery

Plants grown in a hydroponic system need dissolved oxygen (DO) in their water to thrive and provide optimal yields; in hydroponic systems, most oxygen absorbed by plant roots comes from the nutrient solution you provide.   Going beneath the surface: The root system, or “rhizosphere”   Plants receive nutrition via two different conduits: The aerial […]

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The New Quest Dual 215 (230V)

    Quest is introducing our new Dual 215 dehumidifier using 230V power with 24V pigtail control wiring. You asked for it and we delivered. The Power You Want The 230V Dual 215 dehumidifier is the heavy duty option for commercial grade buildings. Now you can plug your dehumidifier directly into one of those 230V […]

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Maintaining Growroom Yields During Drought: Part I

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3 Keys to Keeping Your Water Needs Modest-   Drought has recently become a major concern for some growers. States like Washington, California, and Oregon are seeing major drought issues- water is becoming increasingly scarce and restrictions are getting tighter. With surface water, groundwater, and other water sources drying up, new “water rights regulations” are […]

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Carbon Dioxide and Better Indoor Harvests

Part III: Respiration at Night- Are you making the mistake of supplementing with CO2 at night? Don’t. Plants actually need oxygen, not CO2, at night—and they can provide it fine for themselves. Unlike CO2, there’s no need to supplement. Thus far, we’ve talked about the importance of CO2 supplementation for better growroom harvests, but it’s […]

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