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News, maintenance, and grower tips about cannabis fertilizer and water soluble fertilizer from Plant-Prod and Plantex fertilizer suppliers near you.

Adjusting Irrigation Water – Bicarbonates vs. pH

When it comes to irrigation water and water quality, you’ve probably heard the terms pH, alkalinity and bicarbonates thrown around. In this article, we’ll break down these terms and explain which should be the focus when treating your irrigation water. pH (potential Hydrogen) – a logarithmic scale measuring the acidity [hydrogen cation (H+) concentration] and […]

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Do My Plants Need Calcium? How Much Calcium To Feed Your Plants

If you’re familiar with the classic milk advertisements praising calcium as a great way to build strong teeth and bones, then you shouldn’t be surprised to know that calcium is also essential for the “bones” of your plants (cell walls).  The problem is, that knowing how much calcium to feed your plant is not always […]

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How To Properly Clean Your Irrigation System – And Avoid Future Clogs

When we talk about irrigation cleaning, we’re talking about more than simply running a disinfectant through your system. When using high performance plant nutrition, it’s important that we’re actually removing sources of disease, microorganism buildup and physical barriers to ensure these nutrients are able to perform at their best. When you allow clogs to build […]

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How old should cannabis cuttings be before adding nutrients? 6 things growers should know:

For beginner growers, a common question is “how old should seedlings be before nutrients are applied?” However, more experienced growers will know that question should actually be “how old should cannabis cuttings be before adding nutrients?” The reason is that starting from seedlings is much more time-consuming than starting from cuttings from mother plants. With […]

MPPI Supports Horticulture Education

This past month, Plant-Prod was honoured to be able to support one of our employee’s local schools by making a donation to increase awareness to the horticulture industry. The below comes from the Leipsic Local School District Facebook page: “During the February Board of Education meeting, Mr. Greg Williamson, LLSD Superintendent accepted a donation from […]

Regulatory Modernization

In October 2020, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) brought into force their updated Fertilizer Act and Regulations. These changes have been almost 10 years in the making and introduce several updates to various topics, including: Registration exemptions Labeling requirements This renewal also provides a three-year transitional period that allows companies to comply with either […]

The problem with hyperaccumulators

  Plants with the capability of accumulating heavy metals above concentrations that would typically cause harm or toxicity in plants are known as hyperaccumulators. Cannabis is a well-known hyperaccumulator with the ability to remove heavy metals contaminants from soils. This characteristic is desirable for soil remediation but troublesome when cannabis is grown for consumption. If […]

Adjusting Irrigation Water – Comparing Acid Choices

In our previous post discussing the difference between bicarbonates and pH, we noted the need for neutralizing high bicarbonate levels in irrigation water. If high levels are not addressed, they can react with calcium and magnesium to form bicarbonate salts, further increasing media pH and removing vital nutrients from solution. Ideally, we want to see […]

Feeding Incompatible Products

In our post Plant-Prod MJ and the A-B System we discussed product incompatibilities and the need for a 2 tank system. In this post, we will describe how you have flexibility in the way you feed these two tanks with Plant-Prod MJ. In our cannabis production guide, you will notice that there are 2 formulations […]

Cannabis and Calcium

Cal Kick vs. Spike (CaMg) – When to Use Which Source of Calcium If you’re familiar with our Plant-Prod MJ program, then there’s a chance you’re not quite sure just how Spike fits into the lineup. In today’s article we’ll put the record straight. First, let’s talk about the need for calcium within the program. […]