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Author: Lynette Morgan from maximum yield   Date Posted: 1 October 2018  

Question: Should I feed my freshly cut, unrooted clones, or wait until the roots get established? Answer: When propagating with clones, its best to only use clean, sterile water for both misting or fogging the tops of the clones and for saturation of the propagation medium (or if using a water culture propagation system). Fr ...


Author: Karen Lloyd   Date Posted: 12 September 2018  

Takeaway: A sure-fire way to quickly kill hydroponic plants is through pathogens in the water supply. By keeping water clean, growers can practice environmental responsibility while enjoying quality yields. Practised around the world, hydroponics is especially advantageous where climates restrict plant growth ...


Author: Eric Hopper   Date Posted: 7 September 2018  

Takeaway : The advantages of beneficial micro-organisms in the garden are multifaceted, and experts believe their use will continue to expand throughout the horticulture industry. For indoor growers, beneficial micro-organisms are one of the keys to unlocking a garden’s full potential. The most common types of beneficial mi ...


Author: Barbara H. Shaw from Maximum yield   Date Posted: 20 August 2018  

Takeaway: Before you throw your produce scraps into the compost, consider using them as starts for a garden by following a few simple steps. Barb Shaw explains how. Just think, you can take your kitchen scraps and start a garden. Instead of throwing away or composting unwanted fruits and vegetables, use them to create something you a ...


Author: National Geographic   Date Posted: 15 August 2018  


Author: Chris Bond from MaximumYield   Date Posted: 15 August 2018  

Takeaway: Just a few generations ago, cannabis was widely used as medicine in North America to treat numerous ailments. By the early 1930s a tax on cannabis made its use prohibitive, after which it became outright vilified. Now, of course, it’s making a comeback. In Part I of a ...


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: Jonathan Valdman from Maximum Yield   Date Posted: 12 June 2018  

Takeaway: In the quest for a bountiful harvest, many farmers and gardeners don’t worry about the amount of fertilizer and pesticides they spray onto their crops. However, it’s about time they paused to think about where all of those chemicals are actually going. It has only been a couple of generations since the full-scale takeover of industrial agricult ...


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? ...


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: Lynette Morgan   Date Posted: 9 May 2018  

Takeaway : Just as hydroponics was once the tool of scientists until growers modified the technology for their own use, tissue culture is now being carried out in home kitchens, on spare countertops, or in modified indoor growing areas. Tissue culture, or ...


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 cer ...


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  


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 photoperiodistic plants, specialized photoreceptors ca ...


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 ...


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