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BACTERIA

Bacteria are very small, one celled organisms.


BALLAST

Ballast otherwise known as control gear, is used with high intensity discharge lighting to limit and control the flow of electricity that is provided to the lamp. Ballast's are used, as the lamp by itself would not regulate its own current consumption well enough. If a high intensity discharge lamp were connected directly to a mains power supply without a ballast unit used, it would draw an increasing amount of current very quickly and destroy itself, or the power supply.

BENEFICIAL INSECT

A beneficial insect can be introduced into a grow room that has a problem with plant eating insects. Beneficial insects will kill, eat and eliminate the plant-eating insects quickly and easily.

BIO

The word Bio is from the ancient Greek language, meaning life. It is also used to describe something that is organically produced or otherwise environmentally friendly.

BIODEGRADABLE

Products that are biodegradable are made of organic matter that can be broken down naturally, decomposing through natural bacterial action. 

BLIGHT

Blight is the imminent death of a plant. Blight is a plant that has been completely infected by diseases caused by micro-organisms and then dies.

BORON

Boron is a micronutrient that is essential to a plants membrane integrity, calcium uptake, and root elongation and to assist with the internal transport of carbohydrates. Boron affects many functions in the plant, flowering, fruiting, cell division and the movement of hormones. Boron should be available throughout the life of the plant.

BOTRYTIS

Botrytis is commonly known as bud rot or grey mould, and is a form of fungus that can damage and affect many plant varieties. Wet and humid conditions in the environment are the most common cause of botrytis developing on plants that are in the process of flowering or fruiting. Fungal spores can spread quickly through flowers or fruits in these conditions and easily destroy the entire crop if plants are left untreated.

 



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