New GroLine Hydroponics Dosing Systems

Nutrient and pH Control in Agriculture are two of the major factors that affect plant growth and yield output. Automation of the control of these factors result in significant efficiencies in a time where sustainable resource management is crucial. Hanna Instruments is proud to present two new GroLine solutions for the automation of pH and…

Measuring Dissolved Oxygen in Nanobubbles

Microbubble or nanobubble technology has attracted attention of scientists in recent years.  It is an important technology in the agriculture, hydroponic, and aquaculture industries. Some of the applications of nanobubbles which have been explored around the globe are: Acceleration of metabolism in vegetables and shellfishes Improved shelf stability of products with bubbles (foam products) Nutritional…

How to Test pH in Soil: The Complete Guide

Ever wonder what else you can do to help your plants thrive? Try testing the pH of your soil! Robust plants start from the ground up, and maintaining healthy soil is the first step towards a successful crop. This all-encompassing guide will help anyone who is just starting out with soil pH testing. (And experienced…

Preparing a Soil Sample for Nutrient Analysis

Not sure how to prepare a sample for pH and EC/TDS testing? Follow these steps, or watch the video below! Step 1: Gather your materials. You will need: A container cleaned with distilled or DI water A measuring cup A fresh sample of your soil Distilled or DI water A magnetic stirrer OR a stirring utensil Step 2:…

Monitoring Humidity in Greenhouses

An important aspect of agriculture and, more specifically, greenhouses is humidity. Since greenhouses are enclosed, they are subject to variations in humidity that aren’t present in open air growing environments. Too much or too little humidity, like water, can cause issues for growers. Too little water/ humidity and your plants wither away; too much water/humidity…

Measuring Nutrients in Soil

Nutrient availability is an essential soil characteristic that should be continually monitored in agricultural applications. The most essential nutrients necessary for optimum plant growth are nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). Nitrogen is necessary for the vegetative plant growth phase since it is a primary element for proteins, DNA, and hormones. The growth phase…