PROPAGATION EARLY GROW GROW Silicon... the missing element. Stems become thicker and leaves take on a darker green colour, improving their light collecting potential and thus boosting photosynthesis. Every process in the plant is enhanced by this – which means stronger more vigorous growth, better resistance to pests and disease and – at the end of the cycle – heavier harvests. • Improves uptake and transport of nutrients throughout the plant. • Strengthens cell walls, helping plants to resist attack from fungi and mites. • Increases chlorophyll production leading to darker green leaves and improved light collection. • Increases uptake of available CO2 and utilises the enhanced metabolic processes to deliver higher yields. • Adds very useful extra potassium for enhanced flowering. How to use: Always dilute the Liquid Silicon before use. Add 1ml per 2 litres of final tank volume. Always adjust pH after adding Liquid Silicon and nutrients. 16 | Growth Technology – The Grower's Guide Liquid Silicon has an important role in the uptake and vascular transport of mineral nutrients, and can greatly improve the mechanical “strength” of the plant and its resistance to fungal diseases. The addition of Liquid Silicon to nutrient solutions can greatly reduce the incidence and severity of fungal diseases including Botrytis (bud rot) and powdery mildew. Recent research has demonstrated that raising the silicon concentration in hydroponic solutions produces thicker, whiter, healthier root systems and increased yields. Silicon has also been shown to result in higher concentrations of chlorophyll per unit area of leaf tissue. This means that a plant is able to tolerate both lower and higher light levels by using more of the available light.
The Growers Guide
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