IZC NEREA® nutrient trials

International Zeolite Nerea® Nutrient trials

OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this project was to examine the extent at which nutrient levels may be reduced in leachate from NEREA® media blends when used to grow a basil crop.  CHALLENGE:   International Zeolite Corporation (IZ) is an international marketer and supplier of natural zeolite and zeolite-infused products. Zeolite is a naturally occurring mineral found in volcanic ash that can be used for a number … Continue reading IZC NEREA® nutrient trials »

Terra Optima Labs Inc.

Terra Optima Labs Inc. - Success Story

PROJECT OBJECTIVE: The objective of this trial was to examine the effects of a novel soil amendment, a type of vermichar produced by Terra Optima, on the growth and health of leafy green and fruiting crops. CHALLENGE: Terra Optima Labs Inc. (Terra Optima) has created a circular system on-site at the Western Fair District (London, ON, operated by Western Fair Association), which can divert food … Continue reading Terra Optima Labs Inc. »

Plant Products Inc. – Biopesticide product

Plant Products Inc. (HESIC Project success story)

PROJECT OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the phytotoxicity risk of a novel biopesticide product applied by dipping four Cannabis sativa cultivars.   CHALLENGE: Plant Products Inc. (Plant Products) delivers focused technical support and consumable goods to the specialty horticulture industries in Canada and the USA. They’re a leading distributor of fertilizers, synthetic and biological pesticides, biological control, substrates, seeds, and other innovative products. The mantra in Integrated Pest … Continue reading Plant Products Inc. – Biopesticide product »

IZC Hydrangea Production

IZC Hydrangea Production

Zeolite in hydrangea production OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this study was to validate the performance of zeolite from International Zeolite Corporation (IZC) as a media supplement that may increase cation exchange capacity (CEC) and media weight during a complete hydrangea crop cycle at a commercial growing facility in Ontario.   CHALLENGE:   Conventional media for growing hydrangeas has proven too lightweight for a crop that is grown … Continue reading IZC Hydrangea Production »

Koppert Canada Limited

Koppert Canada Limited

OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the effect of environmental control strategies used to control fungal diseases, and the efficacy of the biological control agents Aphidius matricariae and Chrysopa carnea, either alone or in combination, compared to a universal control, for control of the cannabis aphid Phorodon cannabis on Cannabis sativa. CHALLENGE: The commercial cannabis industry currently struggles with integrated pest management … Continue reading Koppert Canada Limited »

Evaluation of leachate over time from selected rates of NEREA® blended with peat moss

OBJECTIVE: To examine the leachate over time from a selected range of NEREA® and peat moss media blends to assess nutrient holding and loss over time, and thus potential impact on plant growth and environment. CHALLENGE: NEREA® has the potential to be blended with peat moss to create a novel growing media with the necessary physical and chemical characteristics for plant growth. However, it is … Continue reading Evaluation of leachate over time from selected rates of NEREA® blended with peat moss »