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Powdery Mildew and Fungicides: Part 1: Background

Powdery Mildew and Fungicides: Part 1: Background

Jun 12 2017

Powdery mildew is a common fungal disease of angiosperms (basically, any plant but conifers). The growing fungus looks grayish white and powdery.   Powdery mildew…

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…

One Way Not to Spray: Keep Dry

One Way Not to Spray: Keep Dry

Jun 30 2016

Posted by Cannabis Product News – Solutions for a Growing Industry MADISON, Wis. – A long-time partner of the cannabis industry is looking to dry…

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 ,…

Fluorescent grow room lights The Different Grow Room Lights and How You Use Them: Part IV: Fluorescent and LED Lights

The Different Grow Room Lights and How You Use Them: Part IV: Fluorescent and LED Lights

Feb 11 2016

While HID lights are the heavy hitters in grow rooms when plants need the most light, both fluorescent and now LED grow room lights have…

Lighted incandescent light bulb The Different Grow Room Lights and How You Use Them – Part III: High Pressure Sodium Lights

The Different Grow Room Lights and How You Use Them – Part III: High Pressure Sodium Lights

Feb 01 2016

High Intensity Discharge (HID) lights are the most popular of the grow room lights used. There are two kinds: Metal Halide (MH) , which we…

Metal Halide Grow Room Lights The Different Grow Room Lights and How You Use Them – Part II: Metal Halide Lights

The Different Grow Room Lights and How You Use Them – Part II: Metal Halide Lights

Jan 25 2016

HID lights , or High Intensity Discharge lights , are among the most popular of the grow room lights. That’s because they are proven to…

The Different Grow Room Lights and How You Use Them- Part I: An Overview

The Different Grow Room Lights and How You Use Them- Part I: An Overview

Jan 18 2016

Let there be Light In general, a grow room needs light, light, and more light. The indirect lighting many houseplants do fine with won’t work…

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 III

Maintaining Grow Room Yields During Drought: Part III

Oct 27 2015

Dehumidifier Condensate — Best Practices for a Clean Water Supply   In the last article , we talked about how your dehumidifier can provide you…

drought Maintaining Grow Room Yields During Drought: Part II

Maintaining Grow Room Yields During Drought: Part II

Oct 09 2015

Did You Know? Your Dehumidifier Can Provide You with a Steady, Renewable Clean Water Supply Regardless of Drought   Dehumidifiers are essential to healthy yields,…

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…

Control Humidity to Best Fight Powdery Mildew

Control Humidity to Best Fight Powdery Mildew

May 15 2015

April 23, 2015 Confusion Over Pesticide Rules Presents Conundrum for Colorado Growers “John Andrle, the owner of Denver rec shop L’Eagle Services, estimated that 95%…

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…

The Scourge of Powdery Mildew: Prevention Is Best

The Scourge of Powdery Mildew: Prevention Is Best

Mar 11 2015

Once powdery mildew develops, there’s always a chance that traces of it will remain in your harvest — even if you treat and try to…

The Scourge of Powdery Mildew: How Do You Treat It Once It’s Occurred?

The Scourge of Powdery Mildew: How Do You Treat It Once It’s Occurred?

Feb 24 2015

How Do You Treat It Once It’s Occurred? Let’s Talk! Quest is the industry leader in energy-efficient dehumidification solutions in the agriculture industry. If you’ve…