N-P-K Numbers by Dave Neal a.k.a. Dr. Dyna-Gro

2017-07-20T12:11:47+00:00

What Do Those Numbers on the Fertilizer Label Mean?© Most growers are aware that the three numbers on the fertilizer label refer to nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), respectively, but many do not know exactly what the numbers signify.  In general, they refer to the weight of each of these elements expressed as a [...]

N-P-K Numbers by Dave Neal a.k.a. Dr. Dyna-Gro 2017-07-20T12:11:47+00:00

Calcium and Its Role In Plant Health

2017-01-31T12:37:27+00:00

Calcium (Ca) is an element which is vital to virtually any living thing, be it plant or animal.  It has many different critical roles.  Calcium plays a very similar role in a plant as it does in animals.  It is essential in the development of a firm structure that lays the foundation for healthy and strong [...]

Calcium and Its Role In Plant Health 2017-01-31T12:37:27+00:00

Phosphorus In Plants and Soils

2017-07-20T12:11:47+00:00

Phosphorus (P), an essential macronutrient, is a vital component for several different factors of plant growth.  In the list of essential nutrients, there are two categories which help to divide the elements up based upon the quantities required for plants to thrive:  macronutrients and micronutrients.  Macronutrients are nitrogen, phosphorus,  potassium, calcium, magnesium and sulfur.  The first [...]

Phosphorus In Plants and Soils 2017-07-20T12:11:47+00:00

Plants Need CO2

2017-07-20T12:11:48+00:00

Plants require various elements to remain viable and flourish in their growth.  One of the more vital elements to the health of plants is carbon which plants obtain from the gas, carbon dioxide, otherwise known as CO2.  Carbon dioxide is the lifeblood of plants.  Just as human beings require oxygen to be able to breathe and [...]

Plants Need CO2 2017-07-20T12:11:48+00:00

Chlorine Benefits to Plants

2017-01-26T11:29:46+00:00

Chlorine is actually one of the more plentiful elements on the entire planet.  It is found all around us, abundant in soils, minerals, plants and even animals.  Seawater is a major collector of dissolved chlorine.  Oceans accumulate chlorine from dissolved mineral deposits that are transported from the continents by rivers.  Plants take up chlorine in its [...]

Chlorine Benefits to Plants 2017-01-26T11:29:46+00:00

Molybdenum in Plants and Soils

2017-01-26T11:35:42+00:00

Molybdenum (Mo) does not always get the attention it deserves.  This essential element plays a very important role in the growth and development of plants.  In the majority of agricultural soils, the content of molybdenum is somewhere in the range of 0.6 ppm – 3.5 ppm with an average of 2 ppm. Plants typically take up [...]

Molybdenum in Plants and Soils 2017-01-26T11:35:42+00:00

Sulfur in Soil and Plants

2017-07-20T12:11:48+00:00

Despite the fact that it has been known for over 70 years that sulfur, in combination with other elements is necessary for plant nutrition, the question of sulfur content in plants seems to have gotten very little attention in the broad spectrum of plant health.  Why is sulfur so necessary to plants?  Sulfur is vital for [...]

Sulfur in Soil and Plants 2017-07-20T12:11:48+00:00

Sodium Role in Plants

2017-07-20T12:11:48+00:00

The word sodium is often associated with many different things in our society today.  It is most commonly associated with sodium chloride, common table salt, and the major component of sea water.  Many people think very negatively about sodium chloride and its value to the human body, animals and plants.  Sodium was determined to be an [...]

Sodium Role in Plants 2017-07-20T12:11:48+00:00

Nickel, the Essential Element

2017-07-20T12:11:48+00:00

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service at Cornell University published as series of research papers on nickel nutrition.  The culmination of this research, published in 1987, established nickel as an essential mineral element for all plants.  Nickel is an essential component of urease, an enzyme that enables plants to metabolize and use [...]

Nickel, the Essential Element 2017-07-20T12:11:48+00:00

Cobalt’s Role In Plants

2017-07-20T12:11:48+00:00

Cobalt (Co) is an element which is not commonly thought to play as crucial of a role in the health of a plant. However, cobalt is one of the elements which is classified as an essential micronutrient.  Cobalt is intimately involved in many different processes of growth which a plant undergoes to reach its full potential. [...]

Cobalt’s Role In Plants 2017-07-20T12:11:48+00:00