Production

Chat Room — October 2019

This month, we asked our readers about their plans for hemp production, branding, and managing heat loss as cooler weather approaches. Click the PDF below to see what they had to share. more »

growing hemp

Thinking of Growing Hemp?

The market for hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) products has exploded. Whether it’s edibles or for personal care, you can find a wide range of products infused with CBD. Target, Kroger, Walgreens and CVS are just a... more »

Greenhouse Environment Checklist

As the days are getting shorter, light levels are decreasing and it’s getting colder outside, now is a great time to check your greenhouse environmental control systems and equipment. In particular, ensure systems that regulate... more »

Seeing Inside Your Container Media

When you buy a good-quality root substrate, you are mostly purchasing holes. Solid particles from peat, bark, perlite, wood fiber and other components typically make up only about 20 to 30% of volume when a... more »

HydraFiber

Adding Innovation to the Mix

Jasmina Dolce: What is HydraFiber and what makes it unique compared to other growing media? Daniel Norden: HydraFiber is an approximately 98% porous fiber substrate with extremely low bulk density. What makes HydraFiber unique is... more »

Including Far Red in an LED Lighting Spectrum

Far red (FR) is a one of the radiation (or light) wavebands that regulates plant growth and development. Many people consider FR as radiation with wavelengths between 700 and 800 nm, although 700 to 750... more »

Clean Up Your Water with Carbon Filtration

Are pesticide residues in your irrigation water suppressing crop growth or causing phytotoxicity? Filtration using granular activated carbon (GAC, Figure 1) in most cases is the best solution to remove pesticides from water. This article... more »

Container Company Debuts New Website

The HC Companies, a supplier of horticulture containers, has launched a new website — hc-companies.com. The new website features a more modern, streamlined design, improved functionality and easily accessible information for users. "We are thrilled to debut... more »

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