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Microbes for hydroponics
Microbes could lower the nutrient doses required as it helps the plants uptake of nitrogen
November 17, 2017
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Christine
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A great primer on microbes with lots of interesting info:

5 Things You Need to Know About Beneficial Bacteria:

.... Beneficial bacteria break down nutrients and minerals into smaller parts that plant roots can absorb more easily. These bacteria are an important part of the carbon and nitrogen cycles and increase nitrogen fixation in the soil.

According to the Annals of Microbiology, beneficial bacteria can also synthesize certain compounds, like hormones, that are good for plants.

They can have either a direct beneficial impact or an indirect beneficial impact on plants, depending on the type of bacteria present and its mechanism. ...

So much to read and learn!

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