Posts published on January 2010

Thiamine

Glossary

Thiamine: or B1 is responsible for vigorous growth, carbohydrate metabolism, and stress relief. Some sources have reported thiamine to act as a mild insect repellent.

Systemic

Glossary

Systemic: Used in reference to a disease within the plant tissue, not initiated from the external cells. Also refers to materials and compounds which are taken up or absorbed by the plant and designed to fight disease (e.g. systemic fungicide).

Sulfur

Glossary

Sulfur: aids in the production of proteins as well as stimulating the activity and development of vitamins and enzymes. Vigorous plant growth, healthy root zones, a tolerance to cold weather and the formation of Chlorophyll all occur due to sulfur. Sulfate, a form of sulfur helps to buffer PH in water.

Steradian

Glossary

Steradian: A unit solid angle on the surface of a sphere equal to the square of the sphere

Specular Reflection

Glossary

Specular Reflection: The redirection of incident light without diffusion at an angle that is equal to and in the same plane as the angle of incidence. The specular inserts included in Hydrofarm

Sodium Silicate

Glossary

Sodium Silicate: Sodium is used for the osmotic or water movement and ionic balance in a plant and is paired with silicon, a compound of the cell wall. Together these two substances help to thicken cell walls and protect the plant from drought and heat extremes.

Sodium Molybdate

Glossary

Sodium Molybdate: is a source of molybdenum, which aids a plant with the enzymatic function for nitrogen metabolism.

Socket

Glossary

Socket: The threaded, wired receptacle that an HID bulb screws into.