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Plant health

Common nutrient deficiencies in plants - and how to fix them
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on February 19, 2021

Are your plants showing worrying signs of ill health? Well, not all plant health issues are caused by pests or diseases. Instead, there are other factors to consider, such as nutrient...

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Case Study

Black Stump Berry Farm - Guardian Monitor Connect and Pro Controller case study
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on February 11, 2021

In our latest case study video, we paid a visit to New Zealand-based Black Stump Berry Farm to hear more about their data-driven comparison of a Bluelab-powered hydroponic system vs...

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Case Study

Greenhouse grower in Kenya - Pro Controller case study
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on January 26, 2021

Ernest Simeoni is a greenhouse grower and entrepreneur based in Kenya, who is currently operating a small farm of 10 acres about 40 km from the country's capital, Nairobi.

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Cornell University – Pro Controller case study
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on December 22, 2020

Based in the US state of New York, Cornell University is a prestigious Ivy League university with a long history, having first been established in 1865. PhD student Nathan Eylands is...

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Hydroponics

7 tips for a successful hydroponic growing operation
By Jon Greene on November 17, 2020

Hydroponics is a growing method that doesn’t require soil. Instead, your plant root systems are supported by a soil-less medium while having access to a steady supply of nutrient-rich...

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Hydroponics

A beginner's guide to hydroponics
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on October 31, 2020

What is hydroponics? Hydroponics is a growing method that makes use of a solution of nutrients and water as opposed to soil. Hydroponic systems can vary widely in scale, from a small...

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CEA

What CEA can learn from NASA's plant growth experiments
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on September 3, 2020

As part of their official Technology Transfer Program, NASA recently hosted a webinar that covered the very latest exciting plant growth technology and innovation coming out of the Space...

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Hydroponics

A Q&A with WWF on how it plans to tackle the sustainability of CEA and food security
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on August 29, 2020

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) recently published an Innovation Analysis report entitled Indoor Soilless Farming: Examining the Industry and Impacts of Controlled Environment Agriculture...

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Case Study

Block5 Brew Lab - pH Pen case study
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on August 18, 2020

Block5 Brew Lab is a brewing business that specialises in creating and selling kombucha. Based in Tauranga, New Zealand, Block5 was founded by Matt Gillon, who, after identifying an...

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Why is water quality important?
By Kasha Dubaniewicz on August 11, 2020

Why does water quality matter?  Have you ever heard a grower speak about needing to use RO water or telling you to be careful of your municipal water as it may be too 'hard'? This kind...

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