Plant Science


Fungal disease powdery mildew on zucchini foliage Fungal disease powdery mildew on zucchini foliage Fungal disease powdery mildew on zucchini foliage Fungal disease powdery mildew on zucchini foliage


The key to beating a powdery mildew outbreak in your growroom is staying two steps ahead of the problem.

Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil. Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil. Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil. Garden shovel sprinkling silica micronutrient into soil.


Silica is abundant in many soils and is a major component of plant tissue, sometimes in even higher concentrations than nitrogen and...

Treat 'Em Bad and They'll Taste Better: Improving Flavor in Crops Treat 'Em Bad and They'll Taste Better: Improving Flavor in Crops Treat 'Em Bad and They'll Taste Better: Improving Flavor in Crops Treat 'Em Bad and They'll Taste Better: Improving Flavor in Crops


When it comes to good food, we are all looking for taste, aroma and texture. Sometimes these all come together to create a sensory delight,...

8 Things to Consider When Sexing Your Cannabis Plants 8 Things to Consider When Sexing Your Cannabis Plants 8 Things to Consider When Sexing Your Cannabis Plants 8 Things to Consider When Sexing Your Cannabis Plants


Kasey Craig explains how to tell if your plant is male or female, and why it’s essential to know the gender.

Grower collecting pollen from flowers for breeding Grower collecting pollen from flowers for breeding Grower collecting pollen from flowers for breeding Grower collecting pollen from flowers for breeding


Grubbycup breaks down the various plant-breeding methods.

Photosynthesis Maximized Photosynthesis Maximized Photosynthesis Maximized Photosynthesis Maximized


Dr. Morgan explains just how much light your indoor garden needs—and what colors it should be.

Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy Plant Pigments: Nature’s Source of Color & Life Energy


Plant pigments can be used by plants to attract pollinators, such as birds or insects, or to attract or deter predators, depending on the...

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...

Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems Harpin Proteins: Enhancing your Plant’s Natural Defense Systems


What if you were able to naturally boost your plants immune system resulting in increased diseases resistance, photosynthesis and overall...

Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits and Flowers: Is the Future GMO? Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits and Flowers: Is the Future GMO? Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits and Flowers: Is the Future GMO? Genetic Modification of Flavor and Aroma in Fruits and Flowers: Is the Future GMO?


Consumers have long complained about the lack of flavor in genetically modified foods. However, scientists are now trying to use those same...

Mystery Cannabis Virus Identified Mystery Cannabis Virus Identified Mystery Cannabis Virus Identified Mystery Cannabis Virus Identified


A new pathogen, HpLVd, was confirmed to have jumped from hops to cannabis in the Pacific Northwest

The Science of Sweet: How Fruit Ripens The Science of Sweet: How Fruit Ripens The Science of Sweet: How Fruit Ripens The Science of Sweet: How Fruit Ripens


Plump fruits typically burst with flavor, but they didn’t get that way overnight. The process of fruit ripening is a fascinating journey...

Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants Phosphorus: An Essential Element for Plants


Among the crucial nutrients for plant growth and health, phosphorus is vital in all stages of plant cultivation.

Silver Secrets: Another Way to Kill Pathogens Silver Secrets: Another Way to Kill Pathogens Silver Secrets: Another Way to Kill Pathogens Silver Secrets: Another Way to Kill Pathogens


Colloidal silver can provide preventative, therapeutic and restorative properties to our plants and our gardens.

Understanding Pythium Root Rot Understanding Pythium Root Rot Understanding Pythium Root Rot Understanding Pythium Root Rot


Pythiums are plant pathogens that cause damping off of seedlings, or nibble on the roots of older plants. There are pythiums everywhere in...

Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction Debunking Common Gardening Myths: Separating Fact from Fiction


A lot of the advice growers receive is based either on sound science, or a friend or relative’s proven practices, but some things can...

Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants Understanding Chelation in Plants


Chris Bond explains the chelation process and why it’s key for healthy plants and crops.

The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants The Mechanisms Behind Vascular Plants


Grubbycup puts on his biology hat and explains the mechanisms of vascular plants.

A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness. A vine of tomatoes at different stages of ripeness.


Like humans, most plants inevitably grow old and then die, and as plants age, yields are affected negatively. But if this natural decline...

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