Greenhouse, Indoor Gardening & Hydroponics
The secret to faster growing plants
Greenhouse, indoor gardener and hydroponic growers know the benefit of increased carbon dioxide levels for plant growth. Carbon dioxide is just as important to growing plants as light and water for photosynthesis, the chemical reaction that feeds plant growth.
Even if a plant has the proper amount of light, water and nutrients, the limiting factor in the process of photosynthesis will be the amount of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) available.
Fortunately for greenhouse growers and indoor gardeners, hundreds of scientific experiments have been conducted to determine optimal CO2 levels. Studies show:
- Greenhouse-grown vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce show earlier maturity, larger fruit size, greater numbers of fruit, a reduction in cropping time, and yield increases averaging 20 to 50 percent.
- Greenhouse-grown flowers such as roses and carnations grow more quickly, have longer stems, and larger, more colorful flowers. Yield increases averaged 12 percent.
- Flowers and ornamental plants propagated by cuttings, such as geraniums, show faster growth, more extensive rooting, and greater plant heights.
- For the majority of greenhouse crops, net photosynthesis increases as CO2 levels increase from 340–1,000 ppm (parts per million)
(US Dept. of Agriculture)
While there are many methods to increase CO2 levels, only a real-time CO2 monitor guarantees that your plants are actually getting the right amount of CO2. For example, our Day Night CO2 Monitor & Controller for Greenhouses combines accurate CO2 generator control and features a photo sensor that can turn off carbon dioxide at night to save growers money and ensure optimal levels for their crops. It is an invaluable tool for the serious indoor gardener or professional grower.
For those in larger facilities and cultivation centers, the GrowFlux CO2 Microclimate Sensor can also be utilized for monitoring CO2 levels in the space. It is important to recognize that the GrowFlux CO2 Microclimate sensor is NOT a safety device. The GFX-100 is designed to remotely monitor micro-climates and CO2 levels, making critical measurements available from anywhere on your smartphone or PC. With the wireless and battery-powered design, the sensor can be placed anywhere among the crop, allowing growers to pinpoint CO2 enrichment dead zones and stratification. With the use of the GrowFlux CO2 Microclimate Sensor, the GrowFlux Access Point must be purchased to securely connect to the the cloud-based data logging software.
Implementing carbon dioxide (CO2) to your grow space reaps tremendous benefits from saving energy costs and producing healthier and profitable crops. Carbon Dioxide overall can contribute to improving the overall plant process, which results in increases growth rates and profitability. Prior to purchasing a carbon dioxide monitor, it is important to note whether you are looking towards carbon dioxide monitoring or a carbon dioxide safety device.
For more information on CO2 solutions for the agriculture industry, speak to an expert today for selecting the perfect fit for your application: Sales@CO2Meter.com