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Nutrient Management Tips :
To the skilled hydroponic grower, nutrient management represents an opportunity to enhance plant growth. To the novice, it represents a challenge to be dealt with. The difference is in knowledge, understanding and equipment. Consider the following questions to test your nutrient IQ:
What temperature is your nutrient solution, what is the range during a day and during a season?
What is the “dissolved solids” content of the water you use to mix your nutrient and does this content vary greatly from season to season? Does your water supplier provide you with good water from one reservoir at one time of the year and bad water from a different reservoir at another?
Are there any components in your water that could affect the availability of nutrients to your crop?
What is the “EC” or strength of your nutrient?
Do you mix special nutrient blends for different kinds of plants and for each stage of the crop’s life-cycle?
Does the pH of your nutrient stay within a reasonable range?
Are there any pathogens in your nutrient from a contaminated water supply or from sick plants that may spread disease to the rest of your crop?
Do you change your nutrient often enough to prevent excesses from salt accumulation or deficiencies from nutrient exhaustion?
Did you know that an important reason to change your nutrient solution is to eliminate the wastes your plants discard into the nutrient? Did you know that as plants transpire, moisture and nutrient levels drop in your reservoir and the EC or strength of the nutrient can rise to dangerous levels?
These are only a few basic question that may help you better realize what you already know, and what you may need to learn to achieve outstanding crops every time. This discussion is especially for the advanced grower who wants to achieve the highest yields and is seriously interested in being at the leading edge of plant growing technology. Hobby growers generally don’t have to worry about all of these questions, but don’t stop reading just yet. When problems arise and a crop isn’t growing as well as it should. the problem can often be traced to nutrient management. Once you know what can go wrong, it’s easier to recognize a problem when it happens.
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