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


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-Gro2018-04-06T17:07:01-07:00

Calcium and Its Role In Plant Health


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 [...]

Calcium and Its Role In Plant Health2018-04-09T11:51:41-07:00

Phosphorus In Plants and Soils


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 [...]

Phosphorus In Plants and Soils2018-04-06T17:21:19-07:00

Chlorine Benefits to Plants


Solid Chlorine: By Alexander C. Wimmer 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 [...]

Chlorine Benefits to Plants2018-04-06T17:29:20-07:00

Molybdenum in Plants and Soils


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 [...]

Molybdenum in Plants and Soils2018-04-06T17:36:47-07:00

Sulfur in Soil and Plants


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.  [...]

Sulfur in Soil and Plants2018-04-06T17:43:40-07:00

Sodium Role in Plants


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 Plants2018-04-11T16:03:32-07:00

Nickel, the Essential Element


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 Element2018-04-13T16:19:37-07:00