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How Plant Roots Absorb Nutrients

2018-04-10T16:38:13+00:00

Roots are the primary way in which plants acquire nutrients.  Plant roots can penetrate to significant depths and are branched so that they can explore large volumes of soil.  Some nutrients are only “weakly bound” in the soil, and can flow towards the root surface when [...]

How Plant Roots Absorb Nutrients 2018-04-10T16:38:13+00:00

How Plant Roots Absorb Water

2018-04-11T13:23:23+00:00

Plants absorb water through their entire surface - roots, stems and leaves. However, the majority of water is absorbed by root hairs. Root hairs are thin-walled uni-cellular outgrowths of epidermis. They are in close contact with the thin film of water surrounding the soil particles. The [...]

How Plant Roots Absorb Water 2018-04-11T13:23:23+00:00

Root Stucture Overview

2018-04-11T13:30:49+00:00

Roots are vital to plant life in large variety of ways. Not only do they provide stability and nutrient storage, they’re also the main source of acquiring nutrients and water. Typical roots contain many different working parts that work together to sustain and grow the plant. [...]

Root Stucture Overview 2018-04-11T13:30:49+00:00

Choosing the Right Soil

2018-04-11T14:57:08+00:00

When it comes to your plants, selection of soil or growing medium is often overlooked.  It is important to understand that selecting a growing medium is important to your plants’ success, so make sure you know what materials were blended into the mix you are purchasing.  [...]

Choosing the Right Soil 2018-04-11T14:57:08+00:00

Hydroponics: Advantages and Disadvantages

2018-04-11T15:19:15+00:00

Hydroponics is the growing of plants in a liquid nutrient solution with or without the use of artificial media.  Commonly used media include expanded clay pellets, peat coir, perlite, vermiculite, brick shards, polystyrene packing peanuts and  wood fiber.  Hydroponics is a viable method of producing vegetables,  foliage plants and [...]

Hydroponics: Advantages and Disadvantages 2018-04-11T15:19:15+00:00

Sodium Role in Plants

2018-04-11T16:03:32+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 [...]

Sodium Role in Plants 2018-04-11T16:03:32+00:00

Nickel, the Essential Element

2018-04-13T16:19:37+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 [...]

Nickel, the Essential Element 2018-04-13T16:19:37+00:00