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CEA

How to be successful in CEA: 6 experts share their best advice
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on July 30, 2021

What does it really take to be successful in controlled environment agriculture (CEA)? Is it really just a case of maximising efficiency, optimising crop yield or boosting profits, or is...

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Product news

Bluelab Pulse Meter Changelog
By Freyja Spaven on July 29, 2021

  In this rolling update, you will find updates relating to the Bluelab Pulse Meter. Use this changelog to stay up to date on software and firmware releases, new functionality and...

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pH

The pros and cons of using pH testing strips for growing
By Michelle Joe on July 23, 2021

For most growers, tending plants for pests and weeds is a common exercise that is usually done on a regular basis. But did you know that measuring the pH (potential Hydrogen) of your...

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Plant health

Signs that your plants may be struggling with incorrect EC
By Michelle Joe on July 14, 2021

EC (electrical conductivity) is an essential measurement of the total amount of food or nutrients available to your plants. EC is really important, as it communicates with you if your...

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Plant health

How to recognise potassium nutrient deficiency in plants
By Michelle Joe on June 28, 2021

It can be concerning if your plants are not thriving or surviving as well as they should be. There could be a number of potential contributors leading to poor plant health such as...

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Plant health

How to identify phosphorus nutrient deficiency in plants
By Michelle Joe on June 18, 2021

Are your plants showing signs of poor health? You have identified it isn’t pests that are contributing towards the issues for your crops, but a nutrient imbalance or nutrient deficiency....

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Insider

Serving a diverse grower community in WA: A Q&A with Indoor Tropics
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on June 8, 2021

In our latest retailer spotlight, we sit down with the team behind Indoor Tropics, a hydroponic and gardening supply business located in Washington State, United States. 

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Journey to a Healthier World

Fertile GroundWorks: Spring update
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on June 1, 2021

A few months ago, we threw the spotlight on an incredible community initiative based in Livermore, California. Fertile GroundWorks is an educational and charitable not-for-profit...

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Soil

Six benefits you can expect when you start composting
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on May 20, 2021

Did you know that composting has a wide range of benefits? From helping to reduce your environmental impact to improving overall soil quality and stability, there are many positives you...

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Plant health

What you should do before treating a nutrient deficiency
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on May 20, 2021

When your plants start to show signs of poor health, such as yellowing or withered leaves or stunted growth, it may be tempting to try and diagnose a nutrient deficiency as quickly as...

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