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
Project Objective: The objective of this study was to gather photo and video documentation of Cannabis sativa plants as they were subjected to boron deficiency and toxicity. The documentation will be used by GrowDoc App Inc. (GrowDoc) to improve their mobile application, which will help cannabis growers better discern nutrient deficiency and phytotoxicity. Challenge: GrowDoc’s current model has been trained on over 40,000 images of cannabis plant … Continue reading GrowDoc App Inc.
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.
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
OBJECTIVE: To examine the leachate over time from a selected range of biochar and greenhouse media blends to assess nutrient holding and loss over time, and thus potential impact on plant growth and environment. CHALLENGE: Walker Industries Inc. is a diverse, Ontario-based company with an environmental division, Walker Environmental Group Inc. (WEG), that specializes in waste management and resource recovery. One of the areas of … Continue reading Walker Environmental Group – Gro-Bark®
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