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Author: JP Wood   Date Posted: 13 July 2018  

Takeaway : How does an aquaponics system work, and how can you make your own? Our friends at Crop King Seeds bring us this handy, introductory guide. Aquaponics is what we call a combination of fish farming and hydroponics. It also happens to be one of ...


Author: Peggy Bradley from Maximium Yield   Date Posted: 6 July 2018  

Takeaway: Used for hundreds of years by other cultures to sweeten food and drinks, stevia has still yet to catch on in the modern North American diet despite obvious health benefits. Recently, a tiny house project in Missouri showed stevia can help address both health and economic challenges. A tiny, prototype h ...


Author: Current Culture   Date Posted: 22 June 2018  


Author: ebmpapst   Date Posted: 5 June 2018  

What’s so special about an EC fan? EC fans are generally recognised as being the latest thing in energy efficient air movement technology, but what is an EC fan and what makes it so special? Although ebm-papst, the market leader in EC technology, is a German company, EC has nothing to do with the European Community! In this case, EC stands for Electronically ...


Author: Rich Hamilton from Maxmium Yield   Date Posted: 2 June 2018  

Takeaway: Rich Hamilton explains how we can use the scientific concept of negative pressure to produce greater yields, while greatly decreasing the amount of fuss and stress for growers toiling in indoor gardens. We often use many scientific methods for indoor gardening, ...


Author: GWC   Date Posted: 28 May 2018  

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Author: Frank Rauscher from Maximum Yield   Date Posted: 18 May 2018  

Takeaway : Should you be watering your plants once a day? Different plants and different soils need different watering regimens. Here’s a general guide. Too much, not enough, too often or too seldom—these are concerns I hear from growers all the time regarding wat ...


Author: Shannon McKee from Maximum Yield   Date Posted: 9 May 2018  


Author: Susan Patterson, Master Gardener   Date Posted: 4 May 2018  

Interestingly enough, flowering and bolting are the same thing. For some reason, when we don’t want vegetable plants to flower, such as lettuce or other greens, we call it bolting instead of flowering. “Bolting” conjures up a slightly negative thought, as opposed to the “flowering”. When our lettuce is flowering, for instance, we are unlikely to say that it is so pretty. We’re more likely to be aggravat ...


Date Posted: 24 April 2018  

Canna Grow Guide http://www.canna.com.au/growguide H & G FEED CHART GUIDELINES http://house-garden.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/HG-FEED-CHART-31_7_2013.pdf H & G Mix Rates Feed Calculator http://house-garden.com.au/mix-rates/ CYCO Feedcharts & Nutrient Calculators http://cycoflower.com/uk/cyco-platinum-series-feed-charts-nutrient-calculators/ ...


Author: Giles Gwinnett   Date Posted: 13 March 2018  

The material will be shipped from Canada by Aurora Cannabis and used for the drug delivery research program. PreveCeutical aims to apply Sol-gel technology to cannabinoids to develop various therapies Health sciences group ...


Author: Caleb Harper   Date Posted: 5 March 2018  

What if we could grow delicious, nutrient-dense food, indoors anywhere in the world? Caleb Harper, director of the Open Agriculture Initiative at the MIT Media Lab, wants to change the food system by connecting growers wit ...


Author: Brad Esposito,BuzzFeed News Reporter, Australia   Date Posted: 2 March 2018  


Author: Lee Allen   Date Posted: 18 February 2018  

Takeaway : Until November of 2017, growers debated the organic certification of hydroponics. Now, the verdict is in. While both sides still feel they’re in the right as to whether or not hydroponic produce should be ...


Author: Lacey Macri from Maximum Yield   Date Posted: 24 January 2018  

Takeaway : Measuring, analyzing, and adjusting nutrient solutions can be a confusing task, especially with so many different units used to quantify concentration. But it doesn't have to be that way! In an industry where precision is key, it is important to know how to i ...


Author: Tindall Ouverson   Date Posted: 24 January 2018  

What is Bokashi? In this talk, Tindall Ouverson will tell you how this unique fermentati ...


Author: Alan Ray from Maximum Yield   Date Posted: 3 January 2018  

Takeaway: If growing with precision and certainty of a healthy and nutritious crop is the goal of every grower, then the Personal Food Computer has a bright future. It’s a safe bet that I wasn’t the only one watching the original Star Trek series who imagined how cool it would be to have a food replicator like the one on board the USS Enterpri ...


Author: Johann Hari   Date Posted: 1 January 2018  

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watch ...


Date Posted: 28 December 2017  

The FloraFlex® FloGro™ Cube is part of the patent pending FloGro™ system: FloraFlex® powered by Char Coir. ...


Author: Grubby cup from Maximum Yield   Date Posted: 19 December 2017  

Takeaway: Plants that use the duration of their dark periods to signal flowering are said to be subject to photoperiodism and are classified as either ‘short day’ or ‘long day’ plants . Grubbycup explains how using this knowledge allows for plant growth manipulation. In ...


Author: Frank Rauscher from Maximum Yield   Date Posted: 18 December 2017  

Takeaway : The distance between nodes can tell us quite a bit about how a plant is doing. Here’s how to decipher it. Look at the stem of a plant and you will notice there are little junctions called nodes. Here, the older growth creates new ...


Author: Cathy O'Leary, PerthNow   Date Posted: 15 December 2017  

A WA company has begun cultivating its first plants at a facility south of Perth. The first crop of medical cannabis is being grown in WA by a company that has a former director-general of health as an adviser. Perth phytopharmaceutical company Little Green Pharma is cultivating its fir ...


Author: Kent Gruetzmacher   Date Posted: 14 December 2017  

Takeaway: Though a bit less glamorous than lighting, mediums, and nutrients, your growroom’s air quality is vital to a successful crop. Here's how to find the perfect balance of your indoor garden’s air temperature and humidity levels. The primary factors that contribute to the success or failure of an indoor ...


Author: Tim Kohut   Date Posted: 14 December 2017  

With the benefits of medicinal cannabis seemingly endless, it should come as no surprise that countries outside of the United States are beginning to embrace the plant as a viable form of treatment for an assortment of diseases. One such country is Australia, who in 2016, legalized me ...


Author: Guy Sela   Date Posted: 1 December 2017  

Takeaway : Certain nutrients are required for the growth of most plants. Guy Sela explains. There are 13 mineral nutrients that are essential for completion of a plant's life cycle. Macronutrients are required in large quantities: nitrogen, potassium, phosph ...


Author: Jeff Wells   Date Posted: 29 November 2017  

Dive Brief: Plenty, an indoor agriculture company based in San Francisco, claims it has found a way to make vertical farming scalable and profitable, according to Vox . ...


Author: Beth Garner   Date Posted: 29 November 2017  


Author: Shannon McKee   Date Posted: 29 November 2017  

Takeaway: Aside from producing healthy grub, the act of growing offers some major health boons. So, why not bring your garden to the office and enjoy those benefits at work too? Just about anyone that grows will tell you that their garden he ...


Date Posted: 28 November 2017  

Takeaway : If you've been thinking about growing your own and are wondering what type of lights you're going to need, look no further than Maximum Yield's Ultimate Guide to Grow Lights. It can be difficult to navigate the seemingly complicated world of ...


Author: Reynard Loki   Date Posted: 25 November 2017  

A growing body of research proves that simply being around nature can improve human health and happiness. A month-long 2016 study conducted in the UK by the University of Derby and the Wildlife Trusts found that connecting to nature resulted in a " ...


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