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Maximizing Germination Rates

Seeds can be a major expense in a growing operation so you want to make every seed count. What can you do to maximize your germination rates? Several factors effect success in getting seeds to sprout and root. Seed Quality First, start with high quality seed. Purchase from reputable sources that...

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Starting a Commercial Greenhouse

Greenhouse manufacturers meet growers early in the process of starting a new business and maintain the relationship potentially throughout the life of the greenhouse. They know a thing or two about starting a greenhouse business and building it from the ground up. Phil Bishop of Stuppy Greenhouse has recently posted...

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Hydroponic Growers: Improve Your Production by Starting with Clean Water

Water makes things clean, right? Whether you have clean water to start with, though, is uncertain. It may contain particulate matter, pathogens, excessive minerals or chemicals. This is particularly noteworthy when it comes to hydroponic systems. For growers, the quality of your water is of paramount importance. “Poor quality water...

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LED Lights: Research and Grower Testing

LED’s have been shown to be effective for all types of controlled environment agriculture, whether you run a greenhouse or indoor farm, grow annuals or hydroponic lettuce. The use of LED’s as supplemental greenhouse lighting and sole source lighting for indoor operations has received a great deal of press in...

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Cultivate ’15: Trends, Tips and Takeaways

Cultivate ’15, American Hort’s horticulture trade show, drew to a close this week. Hundreds of exhibitors, from tray and container manufacturers to fertilizer companies to growing media producers such as Grow-Tech, displayed their products in a riot of color and enthusiasm. In this blog, I will review the highlights from...

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What “Biodegradable” Really Means

At Grow-Tech, we are careful about using the word biodegradable to describe our products. In fact, we don’t use it at all. Why? Because generally, there is a difference between what biodegradable actually means and what the general public thinks it means, and we want our messaging to be clear....

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FlexiTrays: A Ready-to-Use Propagation System

Grow-Tech’s FlexiTrays are a ready-to-use propagation system that will increase the efficiency of your greenhouse by allowing for earlier transplanting, better crop timing and full automation. Both hydroponic and traditional greenhouse growers use FlexiTrays for rooting cuttings and seed germination. Our growing media is pH balanced and can be formulated to...

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FlexiTray® and FlexiPlug® Product Video

Here is a quick video we made highlighting FlexiTrays® and FlexiPlugs®. Enjoy!

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“Get to Know” A Commercial Hydroponic Farmer

An Interview with Scott Howard of Olivia’s Garden Below is an interview we conducted with Scott Howard of Olivia’s Garden in New Gloucester, Maine. The video is meant for those interested in starting their own commercial hydroponic operation. Scott shares information on what it is like to run a commercial...

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