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MACRONUTRIENT

There are 6 macronutrients. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium are the primary macronutrients and are needed in large quantities. Calcium, magnesium and sulphur are the secondary macronutrients and are needed in smaller quantities.

MANGANESE

Manganese is a micronutrient that activates important enzymes involved in chlorophyll formation.

MEDIA

Media is a term used for a material that is used for growing plants in. Hydroponics requires an inert (chemically inactive) media to be used such as rockwool or clay pebbles. Soil, coco coir, perlite, vermiculite are all types of media that can be used.

METAL HALIDE (MH)

Metal halide lamps are high-pressure discharge lamps that produce high levels of white light (daylight), and are used for the vegetative period of a plants life.

MICRONUTRIENT

Micronutrients also called trace elements are essential to plant health and must be present in very small amounts. Copper, zinc, iron, manganese, boron, molybdenum, chlorine and cobalt are some micronutrients needed for plants.

MINERAL

Minerals are elements or chemical compounds that are normally crystalline and that have been formed as a result of geological processes over many years. Phosphorus, potassium, sodium and chlorine are examples of minerals.

MOLASSES

Molasses is a by-product that is very thick and is produced from the processing of sugar cane and sugar beet into sugar.

MOLYBDENUM

Molybdenum is a micronutrient that is used by plants to reduce nitrates into usable forms and is essential to plant health.

 



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