CO2 Foliar Spray Effects on Flower Growth Case Study
Courtesy of CO2 GRO Inc.
Indoor use of CO2 gassing has enhanced plant yields for over 60 years. However, over 50% of the CO2 gas is typically lost through ventilation. Current greenhouse CO2 gassing levels of up to 1500 PPM are also not ideal for worker health and safety. GRO's safer dissolved CO2 foliar spray can be used by indoor and outdoor plant growers with minimal CO2 gas lost and greater plant bioavailability resulting in higher yields as shown in this case study
- More branching & side shoots
- Bigger, thicker leaves
- More advanced root systems (improved nutrient transport)
- No undue stretching of the plant
- Commercially ready to ship 7-10 days sooner than the control flowers
CO2 Foliar Spray Effects on Cannabis Growth (Hybrid Strain) Case Study
Indoor use of C02 gassing has enhanced plant yields for over 60 years. However, over 50% of the C02 gas is typically lost through ventilation. Current greenhouse C02 gassing levels of up to 1500 PPM are also not ideal for worker health and safety. GRO`s safer dissolved C02 foliar spray can be used by indoor and outdoor plant growers with minimal C02 gas lost and greater plant bioavailability resulting in higher yields as shown in this case study.
Monitoring NH3, N2O, CO2 and CH4 emissions
In France, as in other countries, there is a need to improve knowledge of greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from livestock production with various management options. The aim of this study was to quantify the NH3, N2O, CO2 and CH4 emissions from two pig solid manure heaps, turned and not turned, in order to examine the effect of turning on gaseous emissions and to obtain additional information about emissions during composting in commercial conditions. The manure produced from the fattening of 72 pigs on straw...
Vineyards Make Switch to "Four Course" Compost
Untitled Document FORGET about the Grapes of Wrath. There's a new story in California: the Grapes of Food Scraps. Vineyards in four northern California counties are using compost made from commercial and residential food residuals to grow healthier vines and grapes. The food scraps are collected, composted and sold by subsidiaries of Norcal Waste Systems, Inc., a solid waste company headquartered in San Francisco. Norcal's haulers collect about 300 tons of food residuals each day from San Francisco...
Ask the Experts
Untitled Document As published on: A monthly column on strategic EH&S management, sustainability and Responsible Care Management Systems by experts who have spent time in both the trenches and the boardrooms. This month's topics: Suggestions to becoming a successful 'independent' practitioner Differences between RCMS and RC14001 Postscripts: Another One Bites The Dust - Part II I'm thinking of becoming an 'independe...
The Man Who Discovered the "Divine Materials" in Compost
Untitled Document BioCycle July 2004, Vol. 45, No. 7, p. 58 Compost life continues bright, vigorous and upstream for Harry Hoitink, as he "not really retires" from The Ohio State University research center. Gene Logsdon AS UNLIKELY as it may seem, Harry Hoitink one of the most respected compost scientists in the world has something in common with Walt Whitman, one of the most respected poets in the world. In one of his poems, Whitman exclaims with...
Strategy Paper for Reducing Methane Emissions
The Strategy Paper for reducing methane emissions,which has just been approved by the Commission, describes the contribution man-made methane emissions, both at the global and European level, are making to the greenhouse effect and global warming. Although the focus in the global climate debate has often been on CO2 emissions, the major greenhouse gas, it needs to be underlined that methane is the second most important greenhouse gas and that nearly one fifth of the global greenhouse effect is due to increasing...
Emissions Trading under Attack
From California to New Jersey, environmentalists and politicians are rounding on emissions trading programmes. David Biello reports Even as the Bush administration continues to build support for market mechanisms to solve air pollution issues – under his Clear Skies initiative – emissions trading schemes from California to New Jersey are under attack from environmentalists, citizen advocacy groups and state governments. In New York State, Governor George Pataki is continuing a legal battle over the trading of...
Recycled Water saves California Farms
After studies show no viable microorganisms in tertiary treated wastewater, growers in Salinas Valley now get two-thirds of their agricultural water needs from recycled sources. RECYCLED water is saving the farm for approximately 75 growers in the Salinas Valley along California’s Central Coast. Because their wells were becoming contaminated with seawater, these growers began irrigating their high-value food crops with recycled water from a nearby wastewater treatment plant. The Monterey (California) Regional...
Commercial Experiences :Time for (compost) Tea in the Northwest
Understanding Compost Tea COMPOST TEA describes many different preparations made using compost as a starting material and producing a liquid extract or in some cases a “liquid version” of the original compost. There are many home-designed pieces of equipment and some commercially available equipment made to produce compost tea. New ideas abound on how to fabricate the better tea-maker and different designs are tried each year with efforts to improve efficiency and decrease costs. Additionally, there are...
Compost Operators Forum: How To Succeed In Bagging While Really Trying
How To Succeed In Bagging While Really Trying Your compost and mulch are producing great results, your customer base is growing, and you’ve decided to take the next step and put some of your profits into a bagging operation. Not so fast! Yes, if done right and marketed well, bagged products can spread your company’s name far and wide. They can provide another revenue stream and point customers toward larger purchases of bulk material. But before you design a nifty logo and buy a state-of-the-art system, it’s...
Certified Organic Farm Relies on Compost
Located 50 miles northwest of Dayton, Ohio, the owners of Fresh Aire Farms grow crops on over 250 acres of farmland, relying on high quality compost as a soil conditioner and nutrient amendment. Dan and Michelle Young started composting seven years ago to reduce the amount of chemical inputs they had to buy. “We are a certified organic farm incorporating sound cropping principles,” says Dan Young. “We use a four-year crop rotation, cover crops, green manures, high quality compost, and no synthetic pesticides or...
Evaluating Microbiology of Compost
The fact that not all compost is created equal has both producers and growers looking for ways to successfully evaluate compost quality. Traditional compost analysis has focused on NPK and micronutrient concentrations in an effort to mirror fertilizer analysis. Compost, however, is much more complex than fertilizer and its most significant value to the grower may be far more than its mineral contribution to the soil. Compost has an important microbiological component that impacts how it will perform as a soil...
Elemental Chlorine-Free (ECF): Pollution Prevention for the Pulp and Paper Industry
Imagine being in charge of a chemical company. One day a fire breaks out, and an employee, designated as a first responder, is killed fighting the blaze. Then OSHA investigators discover that the man died primarily because both his training and his equipment were inadequate. This scenario is why CPL 2-2.59A should put anyone who runs a HAZMAT facility into a state of introspection. These employers need to ask themselves: `When was the last time that our Emergency Response Plan was brought up to date? Do our...
Environmental Effects of Acid Rain
Air Pollution Creates Acid Rain Scientists have discovered that air pollution from the burning of fossil fuels is the major cause of acid rain. Acidic deposition, or acid rain as it is commonly known, occurs when emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) react in the atmosphere with water, oxygen, and oxidants to form various acidic compounds. This mixture forms a mild solution of sulfuric acid and nitric acid. Sunlight increases the rate of most of these reactions. These compounds then...