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Silicon – The Essential Element for Plant Growth

While silicon (Si) is not considered a macronutrient for plants, it is an important nutrient and one that helps plants adapt to hostile environments. Various published research papers have concluded that Si is an effective antidote to pests and diseases caused by fungi and bacteria. Si has also been found to positively impact plants under various abiotic stresses including salt stress, metal toxicity, drought stress, radiation damage, nutrient imbalance, high temperature, freezing etc. Silicon is an important nutrient and one that can help your plants thrive.

What Silicon Does

Until recently, Si was not recognized as an essential element for plant growth. However, recently, Epstein and Bloom (2003) have ventured to offer a new basis for including Si in the list of essential elements as Si deficiency causes various abnormalities in the plant. Ben
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Top Additives and Nutrients to Increase Plant Growth

What Can You Add to Your Plants and Soil To Benefit Crops?

In addition to the basics of growing cannabis: temperature, lighting, humidity, moisture, light, genetics and proper container, additives and nutrients are vital to encouraging maximum plant growth and yield. Because growing plants as crops require a significant amount of nutrients to support its leaves, thick flowers, and fruit, these top ten plant additives, and soil nutrients must be included:  

Primary Macronutrients

Nitrogen is considered the first of the three primary macronutrients. After carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, nitrogen is the essential element for plants. Nitrogen is responsible for healthy leaf growth and makes up parts of proteins, which is why it is needed more than the other two macronutrients, phosphorus and potassium, during the vegetative stage. It is hard to give too much nitrogen; however, some plants like cannabis do not need as much nitrogen in t
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