Botany


Gardening Under Artificial Light: What You Need to Know Gardening Under Artificial Light: What You Need to Know Gardening Under Artificial Light: What You Need to Know Gardening Under Artificial Light: What You Need to Know


Are your indoor plants hungry for more light? While your house may look well-lit, it's quite possible your plants are actually starving for...

Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Plants


Here is why understanding your plants’ circadian rhythms is beneficial.

10 Facts on Brassinosteroids 10 Facts on Brassinosteroids 10 Facts on Brassinosteroids 10 Facts on Brassinosteroids


Did you know there is a sixth, lesser-known class of plant hormone? Brassinosteroids promote or enhance apical dominance, seed germination,...

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.

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