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VPD: A focus on flowering

Key Takeaways (TL;DR) VPD in your cultivation during flowering affects flower color, aroma and how resinous the buds are when you harvest. Start with this…

Protecting Your Investment with Energy Efficient Grow Rooms

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

Part 2: How They Form Written by Mike Steffes – Quest Dehumidifiers Cannabinoid synthesis pathway As mentioned previously, cannabinoids are produced via the joining of…

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

Part 1: Where they are located Written by Mike Steffes – Quest Dehumidifiers THC and other cannabinoids are produced in only one place on the…

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

Part 3: Different Stages of VPD Written by Mike Steffes – Quest Dehumidifiers VPD Range Now that we’ve established the importance of transpiration and have…

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

Part 2: Why is VPD Important? Written by Mike Steffes – Quest Dehumidifiers Why Vapor Pressure Deficit is Important Plants survive and grow using sunlight,…

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

Part 2: Why is VPD Important? Written by Mike Steffes – Quest Dehumidifiers Why is Vapor Pressure Deficit Important? Vapor Pressure Deficit, or VPD for…

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

The Key to Perfect Irrigation in Your Grow Room Commercial growers use basalt (or basaltic) mineral wool in their hydroponic growrooms, and you should consider…

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

Part I: What Is It and Why Do Plants Need It? There’s a lot to concentrate on if you’re to keep your plants healthy and…

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

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

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

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

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

drought Maintaining Grow Room Yields During Drought: Part I

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

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

Part 3 Are you making the mistake of supplementing with CO 2 at night? Don’t. Plants actually need oxygen, not CO 2 , at night—and…

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

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

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

Part 1 Most of us think of carbon dioxide (CO 2 ) as “bad,” thanks to today’s news of global warming, but without CO 2…

light Let There Be Light – the Right Light

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

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

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…