Growlink Smart Farm Blog

The Importance of Monitoring Vapor Pressure Deficit

Vapor pressure deficit (VPD) and its function in plant growth can be used as a tool for increasing your harvest. VPD isn't new, but historically farmers relied on the natural climate. Only more recently, with the rising popularity of indoor commercial farming and greenhouses, it's become possible to precisely control environmental conditions, including VPD. With the best genetics and nutrients globally, your plants can't reach their potential without dialing in humidity and temperature. Knowledgeable cultivars manipulate VPD to encourage the stomata on their plants to open, allowing them to take up as many nutrients as possible, resulting in increased growth.

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Signs Your Plants Are Getting Too Much Light

While it's a given that plants require several things to thrive, including light, there's relatively little information on how much light is too much, leaving farmers and weekend warriors to wonder if their plants are overheating due to excess light or sun. So let's examine the ways plants use light energy and how to tell if they're getting more light than they can reasonably use. 

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