12 Easy Steps for Loading SOG trays for Vertical Grow Decks

Soil health is the foundation of farming productivity. Fertile soil provides the essential nutrients to plants and allows water and air to infiltrate, roots to explore, and biota to thrive. Soil health and soil quality are terms used interchangeably to describe soils...

Best Living Soil Base Mix for CHO Sugar Nutrients

The following Base Soil Mixes and Worm Casting Mixes were selected for best fits for Original CHO sugar based plant food regimen.  The sugar based formulas go perfect with these types of soil mixes and make perfect homes for living microbes. BASE SOIL MIX WORM...

Cleaning Out Mites from Gardens with Predator Mites

Predator mites are carnivores and like what the name sounds, are a type of mite that eats other mites. There are some main differences between the predator and its prey. Where spider mites are herbivores, feasting on your crops, predatory mites are strictly...

BioRemediation – The Perfect Storm

Remediate means to solve a problem, and bio-remediate means to use biological micro-organisms to solve an environmental problem such as contaminated soil or groundwater. Micro-organisms, or microbes, are very small organisms, such as bacteria, that naturally live in...

Plant Tissue Culture Micropropagation Is Growing

Plant Tissue Culture which has been around for decades, is a way to reproduce new plants from the mother tissue and is used as an alternative to cloning.  It originated as a solution for hard to germinate orchids, but has been “sprouting” this new standard throughout the cannabis community and shows great promise for high production farming.

ASABE ES-311 In Progress

During this Thanksgiving week, we are surely giving thanks for the ASABE ES-311 committee whose continuous efforts are waging momentum in the LED standards. ES-311 Electromagnetic Radiation Application for Plants Lead and coordinate the activities of ASABE in matters...

12 Easy Steps for Loading SOG trays for Vertical Grow Decks

Soil health is the foundation of farming productivity. Fertile soil provides the essential nutrients to plants and allows water and air to infiltrate, roots to explore, and biota to thrive. Soil health and soil quality are terms used interchangeably to describe soils...

Best Living Soil Base Mix for CHO Sugar Nutrients

The following Base Soil Mixes and Worm Casting Mixes were selected for best fits for Original CHO sugar based plant food regimen.  The sugar based formulas go perfect with these types of soil mixes and make perfect homes for living microbes. BASE SOIL MIX WORM...

Cleaning Out Mites from Gardens with Predator Mites

Predator mites are carnivores and like what the name sounds, are a type of mite that eats other mites. There are some main differences between the predator and its prey. Where spider mites are herbivores, feasting on your crops, predatory mites are strictly...

BioRemediation – The Perfect Storm

Remediate means to solve a problem, and bio-remediate means to use biological micro-organisms to solve an environmental problem such as contaminated soil or groundwater. Micro-organisms, or microbes, are very small organisms, such as bacteria, that naturally live in...

Plant Tissue Culture Micropropagation Is Growing

Plant Tissue Culture which has been around for decades, is a way to reproduce new plants from the mother tissue and is used as an alternative to cloning.  It originated as a solution for hard to germinate orchids, but has been “sprouting” this new standard throughout the cannabis community and shows great promise for high production farming.

ASABE ES-311 In Progress

During this Thanksgiving week, we are surely giving thanks for the ASABE ES-311 committee whose continuous efforts are waging momentum in the LED standards. ES-311 Electromagnetic Radiation Application for Plants Lead and coordinate the activities of ASABE in matters...

Cascade Business News on Smart Grow Systems Goldeni LED

 A big thank you for the wonderful article about the Smart Grow System's Goldeni LED by Cascade Business News. Goldeni has been gaining attention on a local level but also gaining national attention in two other articles:  Business Wire and LEDs Magazine ...

ASABE Partnership With UL

ASABE and UL work with the LED lighting industry to develop and bring safe LED lighting equipment to the rapidly advancing indoor farming market.

UL Certified Horticulture PAR Mapping Now Available

UL now certifies horticulture PAR Mapping. The setting of standards helps shape and form any industry's level of quality or attainment. Standards govern the quality, safety, level, grade, caliber, merit and excellence of products or services to meet a minimum of set...

How To Grow Microgreens – Your First Crop

There is a wealth of information available on how to grow microgreens. In this article you will find a summary on beginning to grow microgreens with links to videos containing more specifics and some suggestions on where to purchase seed.

NPK – Is There A Happy Medium To A Necessary Evil?

Nutrient pollution is due to many sources. NPK nutrient runnoff from farming are due to overuse of fertilizer leading to algae growth. When algae grows it takes the oxygen from the water to suffocate and prohibit other life making it a dead zone.

BioBasics 101: The USDA Certified BioPreferred Label

The BioPreferred Program is a USDA-led initiative that aims to assist in the development and expansion of markets for biobased products. BioBased products are derived from plants and other renewable resources. There is a standard in place overseen by the USDA for the...

SGS GOLDENi LED Horticultural Lighting Flower POWER

Smart Grow Systems announces the availability of the newest member of its commercial vertical farming system, the GOLDENi™ LED grow light series for propagation and flower. GOLDENi represents a breakthrough in LED grow light technology, surpassing all other horticultural grow lights including currently available commercial LEDs, high pressure sodium (HPS) and high intensity discharge (HID).

Photosynthesis, Know Your Light, CO2 and Temperature

Green Light Drives Leaf Photosynthesis More Efficiently than Red Light in Strong White Light: Revisiting the Enigmatic Question of Why Leaves are Green Ichiro Terashima 1 , * , Takashi Fujita 1 , Takeshi Inoue 1 , Wah Soon Chow 2 and Riichi Oguchi 1 , 2 , 3 1...

Micromoles and Plant Photosynthesis

Micromole: a way to measure the amount of a substance, or in this case the number of photons passing through a target area, one micromole of light equals just over 62 quadrillion photons. Remember that green light can penetrate further into the leaf than red or blue...