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 the nutrients you use are contaminated with heavy metals, your buds will be accumulating these heavy metals, exposing those who consume them.
We care about heavy metals just as much as you do
Licensed producers of cannabis are required to test their finished products for heavy metal contaminants. Plant-Prod® is pleased to make heavy metal analysis results available to growers for our Plant-Prod MJTM line. When growers are aware of heavy metal levels in their crop inputs, they can anticipate potential levels within their buds.
Outsourced analysis of heavy metal concentrations:
Plant-Prod® provides soluble fertilizers to customers both in bags and in bulk. Customized formulations that are delivered in bulk simplify and speed up the preparation of large tanks of fertilizer solution. However, material compatibility limited the range of formulations available. This limitation is now behind us.
Our new Duo-ToteTM has two compartments which keep incompatible ingredients apart, avoiding caking and melting, and allowing the delivery of all formulations. The contents of the Duo-Tote can be released at the same time where they dissolve quickly and without precipitating. Suitable for larger growers, the benefits of the Duo-ToteTM are many:
One tote per tank – faster & easier
Formulated specifically for your size of tank and plant nutrition needs.
You need just one Duo-ToteTM per tank, which is simple to use and minimizes the possibility of operator error.
The Duo-ToteTM can be lifted over the tank using a hoist or forklift. The drawstring on the bottom releases the fertilizer into the tank.
No need to take delivery of numerous bags, each requiring time to open, lift and empty.
Speed up operations. Our customers report time savings of 75%.
We take pride in staying on top of the industry innovations and regulations. We have been updating our labels to comply with the new Hazardous Products Regulations and we are taking part in an initiative to update the Fertilizers Regulations. …Read more
On July 15-18 we will be in Columbus, Ohio for the Cultivate’17 trade show. We will be showing the new Plantex by Plant-Prod Duo-Tote™ which is a new bulk packaging format for pre-mixed plant nutrition formulations. It is suitable for larger growers and is quicker and easier to use than bags, giving time-savings for mixing a large tank of around 70%.
Nutrients in the correct proportions can be customized to the specific requirements of each grower and their water conditions. Incompatible ingredients co-exist in separate compartments. This new delivery format makes it quicker and more reliable for greenhouse staff to prepare the optimal concentration in the solution tanks.
Visit us at booth 2211 and 2213. We have coffee and chocolates waiting for you.
What is Cultivate?
Cultivate is the industry’s preeminent event for business, networking, professional development, trends, industry research, and business growth. It’s where the entire green industry gathers for an event that’s unparalleled in quality of education, variety of exhibitors, and cross-channel networking and learning. Visit their website here.
Mr. Jiang Fulai grows orchids in Pingtung County at the southernmost point of Taiwan. He specializes in cultivating Renathera orchids, and sells the cut flowers to a market hungry for the crimson-red, kidney-shaped flowers that have been revered in Chinese culture for centuries. Mr. Jiang has used Plant-Prod products exclusively for the last thirty years.
The climate in southern Taiwan is tropical, ideal for growing orchids. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, there is no risk of frost and no need for greenhouses. Plants only need to be shaded from direct sunlight.
In Taiwan, the economics of plant cultivation are significantly different from North America.
It is a small island, the same size as Maryland, with a population of 24 million. Two thirds of the island is rugged mountains, while this population, together with the booming manufacturing sector, are squeezed into a small area remaining. That means land is expensive. In comparison, an acre of agricultural land in the United States costs on average $3,000, while you can expect to pay about $15 million per acre in Taiwan.
Mr. Jiang has been cultivating orchids for thirty years, refining methods to maximize productivity. His operation is supported by the Plant-Prod distributor, EverSing. Most of the time he employs Plant-Prod 20-20-20, applying every 7-10 days during the growing phase, followed by Plant-Prod 10-52-10 to induce flowering and strengthen the plant. During periods of high temperatures and rainfall, Mr. Jiang turns to Plant-Prod 8-20-30 to prevent overly leggy plants.
Mr. Jiang states that Plant-Prod nutrition is key to his remarkable levels of productivity. “Each season we can harvest 10,000 flowers from 6,000 plants,” he states, “which is the same number of flowers that a competing operation produced from 10,000 plants”.
Orchids are one of the highest value plants cultivated by professional growers, and one of the most sensitive. Plant health needs to be protected and saving a few pennies by using a typical grade fertilizer is unwise.
Plant-Prod is formulated with quality and consistency that is unmatched in commercial fertilizers. Mr. Jiang’s experience is a testament to Plant-Prod’s commitment to maximizing productivity of high value crops.
Come and see Plant Products on November 16, 17 and 18, 2016 at Expo-FIHOQ in the Centrexpo Cogéco – a new location in Drummondville.
The premier show in Quebec for ornamental horticulture, green space and municipal professionals is at a new location in Drummondville. Representatives from Plant Products will be happy to answer your questions about high productivity plant nutrition. The booth will be in hall D2 on the bridge that connects the hotel to the convention centre. There will be product demonstration and more details on Master Plant-Prod as well as a contest!
Venez nous rencontrer à l’Expo FIHOQ au Centrexpo Cogéco à Drummondville. Par contre, ne nous cherchez pas sur le plancher des exposants. Notre kiosque sera dans la salle D2 sur la passerelle qui relie l’hôtel au centre des congrès.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by at Canadian Greenhouse Conference in the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Canada on October 5th and 6th, 2016. It was a great success and we had a great show.
We were pleased to answer questions relating to high productivity plant nutrition, provided advice and bounced around some ideas. We were also giving away gardening gloves to anyone who stoped by our booth.
If you are a licensed grower of medical marijuana we can help you increase the quality and productivity of your operation and explain the purity and solubility of Plantex MJ Bloom, a formulation for the budding stage of growth.
The CGC has two days of sessions devoted to Garden Centres and the trade show is expanding to include nurseries. Valuable information and experts in the industry help you grow your business business. You will find people who know your business challenges. It is all about establishing relationships with others in the horticultural industry-relationships that can benefit you professionally and personally.