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Protecting Your Investment with Energy Efficient Grow Rooms

Protecting Your Investment with Energy Efficient Grow Rooms

Aug 29 2017

It’s no secret: Declining wholesale prices are a big problem for growers. “But that’s exactly why efficiency is so important,” said Dan Kibbin, a Maine-based…

Terpenoids, Trichomes & Cannabinoids: Part 2: How they form

Terpenoids, Trichomes & Cannabinoids: Part 2: How they form

Jun 05 2017

Written by Mike Steffes – Quest Dehumidifiers Cannabinoid synthesis pathway As mentioned previously, cannabinoids are produced via the joining of a terpene and a phenol…

Terpenoids, Trichomes & Cannabinoids: Part 1: Where they are located

Terpenoids, Trichomes & Cannabinoids: Part 1: Where they are located

May 29 2017

Written by Mike Steffes – Quest Dehumidifiers THC and other cannabinoids are produced in only one place on the cannabis plant: Inside the heads of…

Vapor Pressure Deficit and Indoor Growing: Part 3: Different Stages of VPD

Vapor Pressure Deficit and Indoor Growing: Part 3: Different Stages of VPD

May 22 2017

Written by Mike Steffes – Quest Dehumidifiers VPD Range Now that we’ve established the importance of transpiration and have some idea of how it happens,…

Vapor Pressure Deficit and Indoor Growing: Part 2: Why is VPD Important?

Vapor Pressure Deficit and Indoor Growing: Part 2: Why is VPD Important?

May 15 2017

Written by Mike Steffes – Quest Dehumidifiers Plants survive and grow using sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water plus a number of inorganic elements (N, P,…

Vapor Pressure Deficit and Indoor Growing: Part 1: What is VPD?

Vapor Pressure Deficit and Indoor Growing: Part 1: What is VPD?

May 11 2017

Written by Mike Steffes – Quest Dehumidifiers VPD helps a grower identify healthy air moisture conditions over the full range of growing temperatures. Vapor pressure…

Basalt Mineral Wool: The Key to Perfect Irrigation in Your Grow Room

Jun 27 2016

Commercial growers use basalt (or basaltic) mineral wool in their hydroponic growrooms, and you should consider using it, too. What is mineral wool? Also known…

Dissolved Oxygen for Better Growth: Part II: Effects of Root Oxygen Starvation, Methods of DO Production, and Effective Aeration and Nutrient Delivery

Dissolved Oxygen for Better Growth: Part II: Effects of Root Oxygen Starvation, Methods of DO Production, and Effective Aeration and Nutrient Delivery

Mar 29 2016

Plants grown in a hydroponic system need dissolved oxygen (DO) in their water to thrive and provide optimal yields; in hydroponic systems, most oxygen absorbed…

Dissolved Oxygen for Better Growth: Part I: What Is It and Why Do Plants Need It?

Dissolved Oxygen for Better Growth: Part I: What Is It and Why Do Plants Need It?

Mar 15 2016

There’s a lot to concentrate on if you’re to keep your plants healthy and reap the best harvests: The right light , proper humidity ,…

Condensed water vapor on grass Water Vapor in Grow Rooms: Moisture, and How to Measure It Part III: Dew Point Temperature

Water Vapor in Grow Rooms: Moisture, and How to Measure It Part III: Dew Point Temperature

Dec 10 2015

Relative humidity (%RH), grains per pound , and now, dew point temperature: All three are ways to measure moisture in the grow room. What is…

Moisture droplets on leaf Water Vapor in Grow Rooms: Moisture, and How to Measure It – Part II: Grains per Pound (GPP)

Water Vapor in Grow Rooms: Moisture, and How to Measure It – Part II: Grains per Pound (GPP)

Dec 01 2015

As we discussed last time, relative humidity (%RH) is a way to measure moisture in your grow room’s air. Today, we’ll talk about “grains per…

humidity condensing on a leaf Water Vapor in Grow Rooms: Moisture, and How to Measure It – Part I: Relative Humidity

Water Vapor in Grow Rooms: Moisture, and How to Measure It – Part I: Relative Humidity

Nov 23 2015

Plants need airborne moisture, and the water vapor (or humidity) in your grow room can determine how healthy your plants are. Healthy plants require proper…

drought Maintaining Grow Room Yields During Drought: Part I

Maintaining Grow Room Yields During Drought: Part I

Oct 01 2015

Drought has recently become a major concern for some growers. States like Washington, California, and Oregon are seeing major drought issues- water is becoming increasingly…

Dude Grows Podcast with Quest

Dude Grows Podcast with Quest

Jul 28 2015

Demystifying Dehumidification: A Chat with QUEST’s Clif Tomasini- Are you using a standard residential dehumidifier in your growroom? Beware; you’re setting yourself up for failure,…

Carbon Dioxide and Better Indoor Harvests: Part 3

Carbon Dioxide and Better Indoor Harvests: Part 3

Jul 07 2015

Are you making the mistake of supplementing with CO 2 at night? Don’t. Plants actually need oxygen, not CO 2 , at night—and they can…

quest-iq-series-equipment Carbon Dioxide and Better Indoor Harvests – Part 2

Carbon Dioxide and Better Indoor Harvests – Part 2

Jun 29 2015

With carbon comprising as much as 40% of the plant material in harvest yields, CO 2 is a major plant nutrient that significantly drives plants’…

carbon dioxide molecule Carbon Dioxide and Better Indoor Harvests – Part 1

Carbon Dioxide and Better Indoor Harvests – Part 1

Jun 16 2015

Most of us think of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) as “bad,” thanks to today’s news of global warming, but without CO 2 , plants…

light Let There Be Light – the Right Light

Let There Be Light – the Right Light

May 13 2015

For Robust Plant Growth and High Yields: Let There Be Light – the Right Light If you want healthy, robust plants that give you the…

Seedlings For Robust Plant Growth Use the Right Temperatures

For Robust Plant Growth Use the Right Temperatures

May 01 2015

In order to grow properly, plants need proper humidity, temperature, and light. Too little or too much of any of these elements could mean overly…

For Robust Plant Growth Maintain Proper Humidity Levels

For Robust Plant Growth Maintain Proper Humidity Levels

Apr 23 2015

To grow properly, plants need proper humidity, temperature, and light levels. If plants get too much or too little of these elements, the resulting stress…