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Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)

With the growing popularity of indoor and greenhouse farming, it's necessary to precisely monitor and control the growing environment to produce thriving crops. As sophisticated systems have evolved, so have the terms used to describe them. Now coined CEA or Controlled Environment Agriculture, it encompasses many types of systems. Let's examine them closer. 

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Why Monitoring CO2 Levels In Your Grow Is Critical

Plants require a goldilocks zone to thrive. Mild temperatures, light, water, and nutrients are just part of plants' requirements—carbon dioxide (CO2) for photosynthesis (carbon assimilation) impacts plant growth. Let's examine this often misunderstood aspect of indoor and greenhouse growing. 

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Sustainability in Plant Nutrition

Have you considered the nutrient source you are feeding your plants? There are so many things to consider when planning your grow strategy, and nutrients play a significant role in the success of your plan. The two primary sources of fertilizer or nutrients are organic or synthetic. It can be further broken down as either plant or animal-sourced nutrients. Deciding whether to use plant or animal-based products can be based on price, plant yields, absorption rates, your personal preference, or any combination of criteria. Sustainability may not play a part in your decision, but maybe it should. Let's examine the most current research to get to the heart of plant nutrition basics around sustainability.

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