Resources

As a data driven company, our goal is to share our knowledge with our customers. Below is a collection of resources that further describe some of our research.

The Importance of “P” in Plants

by Colin Bell, PhD Chief Growth 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,...

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Using beneficial soil microbes to improve plant growth

by Colin Bell, PhD Chief 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...

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The Importance of “K” in Plants

by Colin Bell, PhD Chief Growth 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...

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The Importance of “N” in Plants

by Colin Bell, PhD Chief Growth 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...

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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;...

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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...

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By Matthew Wallenstein, PhD See article at TheConversation.com Walk into your typical U.S. or U.K. grocery store and feast your eyes on an amazing bounty of fresh and processed foods. In most industrialized countries, it’s hard to imagine that food production is one...

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