The Vitamin B1 Myth

2018-04-06T16:54:05+00:00

by Dave Neal, Dr. Dyna-Gro Plants manufacture auxins and hormones that are used to regulate their growth.  In many instances, supplying these hormones and auxins to plants can stimulate the growth of roots, foliage, regulate internodal spacing and promote flowering and fruiting.  While these occur [...]

The Vitamin B1 Myth 2018-04-06T16:54:05+00:00

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

2018-04-06T17:07:01+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 [...]

N-P-K Numbers by Dave Neal a.k.a. Dr. Dyna-Gro 2018-04-06T17:07:01+00:00

Flower Parts and Functions

2018-04-06T17:12:03+00:00

Have you ever wondered what makes a flower a flower?  Did you know that the flower is actually made up of female and male parts?  Yes, that is correct.  Many flowers have male parts and female parts.  We’ll start with the male part first. The male [...]

Flower Parts and Functions 2018-04-06T17:12:03+00:00

Anatomy of the Leaf

2018-04-06T17:14:17+00:00

The leaf is a good deal more complex than many would assume.  Their daily functions are spectacular and give us a lot of insight as to how a plant uses leaves to manufacture complex enzymes, proteins, vitamins, sugars, etc. from the  nutrients it takes up through [...]

Anatomy of the Leaf 2018-04-06T17:14:17+00:00

Anatomy of the Leaf pt. 2

2018-04-06T17:16:44+00:00

The epidermis of the leaf has unique features that aid in the survival of the plant.  We are going to take a look into some of these unique features inside the lower epidermis of the leaf, starting with the outer protective layer of the epidermis.  It’s [...]

Anatomy of the Leaf pt. 2 2018-04-06T17:16:44+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