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Effects of a Microbial Biostimulant, Mammoth P™, on Cannabis sativa Bud Yield

High-value medicinal uses of non-psychoactive non-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) hemp extracts like cannabidiol (CBD) are expanding to help reduce pain, severity of epileptic seizures and anxiety. This has stimulated the expansion of large indoor Cannabis grow operations in several markets. One key problem facing indoor cannabis producers is finding solutions to increase yield without significantly increasing operating…

The Importance of “N” in Plants

By Colin Bell, PhD Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder, Growcentia Nitrogen (N) is an essential macro element required for the success of all known life forms, including cannabis plants. N acts as a key catalyst to support photosynthesis and other important biochemical reactions required for healthy cannabis growth. For example, N is a key elemental…

The Importance of “K” in Plants

By Colin Bell, PhD Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder, Growcentia Potassium (K) is one of 17 essential elements required by plants for healthy growth and reproduction. Along with nitrogen (N) and phosphorus (P), K is classified as a macronutrient, and is considered second only to nitrogen in terms of its importance to plant growth. In…

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The Importance of “P” in Plants

By Colin Bell, PhD Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder, Growcentia Phosphorus (P) is an essential macro element, required for the success of all known life forms, including cannabis plants. P is especially important for early stage root development, stem strength, resistance to disease, nutrient uptake, flower formation and yield. All aspects of cannabis growth and…

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Growcentia: microbial biostimulants can revolutionise agriculture

Agriculture is continually changing to meet the new challenges and demands of the industry, and it seems as a microbial revolution is the latest trend. Functionally targeted microbials can greatly enhance the bio-availability of nutrients, boost disease resistance, inhibit the growth of parasites, and enhance drought tolerance. Further development of these microbial products can be a…

What is a Consortium Anyway?

by Colin Bell, PhD; Matt Wallenstein, PhD; Peter Baas, PhD The Growcentia team often refers to microbes working together as a consortium.  One key concept in soil ecology is the importance of communities over individual species. No single species functions alone in nature; rather, groups of plant and microbial species often form consortia of closely interacting…

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Using Beneficial Soil Microbes to Improve Plant Growth

By Colin Bell, PhDChief Growth Officer and Co-Founder, Growcentia Plants have co-evolved with soil microbes over hundreds of millions of years. As bacteria colonized the Earth and transformed the atmosphere over three billion years ago, they created conditions which made it possible for the evolution of soil fungi (approximately 900 millions of years ago). Together,…

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What are enzymes and what do they do?

Enzymes are specialized proteins that soil microbes use to make nutrients available for microbial and plant uptake, by breaking down organic material into small enough molecules for plants to absorb through their cell wall. by Colin Bell, PhD; Matt Wallenstein, PhD; and Peter Baas, PhD on November 30, 2017 ___________________________________________   Ever wonder how microbes…

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Growcentia Releases New MAMMOTH® Silica Product

FORT COLLINS, Colo., July 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Growcentia, Inc., an agricultural biotechnology company, announced the release of its newest addition to the MAMMOTH® product family for hydroponic cultivation and garden use. This product, MAMMOTH® SI, is a highly concentrated elemental-silicon additive designed to increase plant stem strength. MAMMOTH® SI’s unique formulation encourages use…