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Fe3O4, Iron, NANO, Nanotechnology, Science, Silicon, SiO2 -

NANO Technology A 'New Age Nutrient Order'? There has been a lot of research on nano particles over the last 16 years, but only recently (2008) has there been research on nano particles and the influence on plants, something we will refer to as Phytonanotechnology. Questions such as the following will be looked at;   What benefits will phytonanotechnology have? Will there be negative associations such as bioaccumulation? What impact will phytonanotechnology have on the environment? What is the future for phytonanotechnology?   These are some of the questions we aim to answer in this article because with a relatively...

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Indoor growing, Nutrients, Science, Silicon -

What is… Silicon? “The biochemistry of Silicon in planta is a riddle, wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” (Epstein, 2001). Silicon is still today not as well understood as many of the other elements that we commonly use in our plant feeding regimes, it’s probably not used as widely as other additives and yet it is (in my opinion) one of the most important tools in a grower’s arsenal. I say this because of what it can do for your plants throughout all stages of growth and reproduction, which varies from helping the plant to support itself through stronger...

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