Botany


Self, Cross, and Open Pollination - What's Going On? Self, Cross, and Open Pollination - What's Going On? Self, Cross, and Open Pollination - What's Going On? Self, Cross, and Open Pollination - What's Going On?


Unlike in the animal kingdom, there are a few different ways that plants “get busy” to pass along their genes

10 Facts on Abscisic Acid 10 Facts on Abscisic Acid 10 Facts on Abscisic Acid 10 Facts on Abscisic Acid


Abscisic acid is one of the classic plant hormones, and although it is an acid, its role in plants is not directly related to regulating pH

How Spectral Light Influences Plant Growth How Spectral Light Influences Plant Growth How Spectral Light Influences Plant Growth How Spectral Light Influences Plant Growth


Whether growing indoors or outdoors, color temperature can have a major impact on your plants’ height, leaf size, and harvest

How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases How to Identify the 5 Most Common Plant Diseases


While there are many more plant diseases out there than the ones outlined here, here are the top five plant diseases you should be familiar...

10 Facts on Auxins 10 Facts on Auxins 10 Facts on Auxins 10 Facts on Auxins


Among the first plant hormones to be discovered, auxins serve a variety of roles within plant activities and development

Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins! Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins! Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins! Seed Varieties and Cultivator Genetics: Know Your Origins!


When it comes to selecting and testing the genetics of seeds, it’s important to do your homework

10 Facts on Cytokinins 10 Facts on Cytokinins 10 Facts on Cytokinins 10 Facts on Cytokinins


Cytokinins are often used by farmers to promote plant growth, and are known to play a role in plant pathogenesis. Philip McIntosh provides...

The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis The Benefits and Drawbacks of Plant Analysis


From helping solve nutrient issues to performing a vital role in crop research, here are the benefits and drawbacks of plant analysis

10 Facts on Roots 10 Facts on Roots 10 Facts on Roots 10 Facts on Roots


The roots of plants do the important work of bringing in water and nutrients so the plant can grow

10 Facts on Leaves 10 Facts on Leaves 10 Facts on Leaves 10 Facts on Leaves


There are more than 60 botanical terms used to describe the structures and forms of leaves

10 Facts on Ethylene 10 Facts on Ethylene 10 Facts on Ethylene 10 Facts on Ethylene


Ethylene (not to be confused with its more famous cousin ethyl alcohol) is the simplest of plant hormones

Why Humans Use Lumens and Plants Use PAR Why Humans Use Lumens and Plants Use PAR Why Humans Use Lumens and Plants Use PAR Why Humans Use Lumens and Plants Use PAR


Humans need light to perceive color and brightness while plants need light to support photosynthesis. Using the correct metrics and...

Eating the Hand that Feeds You: Rhizophagy and Plant Nutrition Eating the Hand that Feeds You: Rhizophagy and Plant Nutrition Eating the Hand that Feeds You: Rhizophagy and Plant Nutrition Eating the Hand that Feeds You: Rhizophagy and Plant Nutrition


In a nut-shell, rhizophagy relates to a plant’s ability to consume entire microbes and yeast cells

The Future of Maximizing Yields: Combining Research and Big Data to Optimize Fertilization The Future of Maximizing Yields: Combining Research and Big Data to Optimize Fertilization The Future of Maximizing Yields: Combining Research and Big Data to Optimize Fertilization The Future of Maximizing Yields: Combining Research and Big Data to Optimize Fertilization


With a rapidly growing population, humanity is facing the challenge of how to feed itself in a sustainable way

Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism Striving to Survive: Essential Oils, Glandular Trichomes & the Secondary Metabolism


Have you ever wondered why plants produce those amazing compounds that essential oils are derived from? It all has to do with glandular...

Growing Plants Under Artificial Light What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light What’s Missing? Growing Plants Under Artificial Light What’s Missing?


Sometimes, plants just don’t thrive, even when every aspect of the indoor growing environment has been perfected

Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles Balancing Plant Growth Regulators (PGR) Principles


Plant growth regulators are a chemical or mix of chemicals that make a plant change beyond its naturally physiological growth actions,...

How Enzymes Work How Enzymes Work How Enzymes Work How Enzymes Work


Enzymes are organic substances produced by beneficial microbes that are becoming a common ingredient in plant supplements found at the grow...

10 Facts on Acids 10 Facts on Acids 10 Facts on Acids 10 Facts on Acids


Acid rain. Acid fast. Acid test. Okay, so what exactly is an

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