Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Home Grown: Add Silicon in the Greenhouse

Modern greenhouse production methods have often eliminated conventional earth as a growth medium and, with that, eliminated silicon, a mineral naturally found in soil.

Greenhouse growers should consider adding silicon back to their nutrient applications, irrigation or potting mixes, according to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists. A growing body of research suggests that silicon boosts yields and protects plants from toxicity and fungal diseases. Silicon may reduce the need for plant growth regulators and disease-control pesticides.

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