AIR MOVEMENT: Improvement in Growing

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

Posted by Sys Admin about 7 years ago.

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Fans blowing air directly on plant bring tremendous benefits; air is the ingredient that makes heat, light, humidity, water, work together. OD68-275; OD70-220
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AIR MOVEMENT: Excessive Too much air turbulence for the frequency of watering indoors can cause retardation of plant growth, so don't overdo it. A86-363;382 0
AIR MOVEMENT: Improves Growth Properly arranged fans blowing on plants bring good results, because air makes heat, light, humidity, etc., work together. F85-9 0
AIR MOVEMENT: Pros and Cons Why should air be changed every minute for best effects?; too much is detrimental and uneconomic, it dessicates media, increases colder temperatures; just enough is helpful by moderating temperatures, by removing water from leaf surfaces and frustrating fungi spores, especially botrytis, it also ensures proper carbon dioxide levels and supply of oxygen. A81-791; F85-9 0

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