First of all you have to be clear whether you want to work with biological fertilizers or with mineral fertilizers.
The main advantage of organic fertilizers is the taste of the final product, which is better than mineral fertilizers, the disadvantage is that the yield is not as high as with mineral fertilizers, because the plant grows slower. I...
First of all you have to be clear whether you want to work with biological fertilizers or with mineral fertilizers.
The main advantage of organic fertilizers is the taste of the final product, which is better than mineral fertilizers, the disadvantage is that the yield is not as high as with mineral fertilizers, because the plant grows slower. It should also be noted that organic fertilizers take longer to be absorbed by the plant. We therefore recommend that beginners use mineral fertilizers so that they can react more quickly if the plant shows signs of deficiency.
The advantage of mineral fertilizers is that they can be absorbed faster by the plant, the plant grows faster and therefore the yield is generally higher than with biological fertilizers. A disadvantage is that the mineral fertilizer has a negative effect on the taste of the end product. Experienced growers can tell from the smell of the final product which mineral fertilizer was used...
In 1993, Jay Jackson, founder and current Director of Advanced Hydroponics of Holland, was committed to finding an alternative to the then available fertilizers that he and many other growers had been using. Jay searched for a formula that would combine: easy use, high efficiency, and competitive pricing. In order to obtain the solution, Jay went to the experts at the “Dutch Flower Nutrient Research Center” in the Dutch city of Aalsmeer. To make the use as simple as possible, it was necessary to present the components in a way that allows easy mixing, so that any grower can easily adjust the volumes of the most necessary nutrients according to their needs. So, Dutch Formula was born! It is a liquid fertilizer consisting of three components which are to be mixed in an easy ratio of: 2:1:1 in the growing period, 1:2:1 in the pre-flowering period, and finally 0:3:1 in the period of full bloom. At first, the fertilizers were tested by Jay together with many of his fellow growers. The results were OUTSTANDING ! These results were not possible with the former fertilizers. Once perfected, the retail shop was started. In 1996, the Dutch Formula was presented at a trade show in Germany and the superior quality of Dutch Formula fertilizers together with growing demand led to the start of the wholesale business throughout all of Europe.
The Dutch Formula line was soon expanded by a 100% all natural line of “Natural Power” which included a “Root Stimulator”, enzymatic supplement called “Enzymes”, a GrowthBloom Stimulator called “Excellerator”, and finally a product for maturing called “Final”.
BigMike expanded his research, development, and marketing after he discovered that fertilizers sold by other companies failed to maximize the profit potential of high-level hydroponics gardens.
He and his team of scientists discovered that most fertilizers lacked correct levels, ratios, and the types of quality components most useful for hydroponics plants.
After two years of field testing conducted by a team of five Ph.D.s, the company unveiled a startling new line of products specifically engineered for hydroponics, which differs from soil growing in many key ways.
These products, sold under the now famous Advanced Nutrients logo, embody a comprehensive approach to hydroponics growing.
They contain proprietary blends of quality micro- and macro-nutrients, amino acids, hormones, expensive chelates, plant growth regulators, vitamins, enzymes, yeast, yeast extracts, organics, carbohydrates, microbes, beneficial bacteria, and beneficial fungi.
Some products are almost totally organic, while others are synthetic-organic mixes. The company has created dozens of powerful growing formulas, including the Sensi Pro® Two Plus program, which features micro-adjusted week-by-week formulations designed to satisfy your plants’ changing needs during flowering and ripening.
The company then released a specialty fertilizer called Monkey Juice that maximizes the potential of coco coir root zone media while fixing problems caused by coco coir and inferior fertilizers.
We have also created a premium two-part bloom fertilizer called Connoisseur, which uses proprietary materials to push plants to the highest yields ever seen.
For growers who want the tastiest, best-smelling crops ever, Advanced Nutrients has created Sweet Leaf, which increases growth rate while sugaring crops so that harvests have a delicious bouquet and taste.
And all Advanced Nutrients products are backed by an unprecedented 100% guarantee. The guarantee means growers can buy and use the products with the assurance that you are getting the best for your precious crops.
Nobody else offers a guarantee like we do because nobody else tests, designs, and manufactures specifically for hydroponics gardening needs.
Ongoing plant-specific testing proves that Advanced Nutrients products greatly increase vigor, maturation speed, yield, and potency. Our products are engineered nutrition programs, soil treatments, root zone additives, foliar sprays, preventives, inoculants, compost teas, bud boosters, and other highly-effective specialty formulas that help growers create strong plants that are protected against pests and diseases that plague growers.
Aptus Plant Tech develops and markets fertilizers, soil improvement product, insects repellents and specialty boosters. Aptus Plant Tech offers these products through 3 concepts. Aptus stands for plant care, Insect & Soil Care for soil improvement and insect repellents (biological) and Specialty Booster for specialty boosters
Aptus, Insect & Soil Care and Specialty Booster products have common characteristics:
Atami: expert in plant nutrition and naturally innovating since 1997
Liquid plant nutrition, stimulators and boosters have become more and more essential in the life of both the experienced and the beginning grower.
To meet this growing demand Atami B.V. has been busy since 1997 to compose the best products for you and your crop. We’re constantly innovating, and we do this in a natural way. We take into account all life on our planet – and in the universe of course. Sustainability is a very important aspect to us as well.
A broad product range with a wide selection of products for any method of growing has been created. By continuously testing and improving its products, Atami can meet high quality standards.
Without a doubt you want to take care of your crops during their whole growth cycle. When it comes to liquid plant nutrition, we developed several products. They all have their own nutrient cocktail with secondary nutrition elements. These elements are essential for an optimal growth in the formation of cell walls and the absorption of light energy.
Boost your crop
In addition to the basic products, Atami also offers various boosters and stimulators. Boosters provide a good stimulus to soil and affect the micro-organisms and bacteria in the soil. In addition, the boostersalso contain essential micronutrients that the plant itself can’t produce.
We developed stimulators for the roots and flowers of your crop. The roots will get an explosive growth and the stimulatorhas an inhibiting effect on soil diseases. Stimulatorsfor the flowers ensure that the flowering phase becomes longer and more intense. It increases the sugar content of your crop whose flowers will get heavier, bigger, sweeter and more compact.
Products for the whole growth cycle
When you’re cultivating, you can find everything you need for the whole grow cycle in Atami’s product range. All Atami products are of a pure quality and highly concentrated. This makes the products economical in use and optimally balanced. In that respect Atami products can be used for almost any crop
From planting seed to picking the first produce, Biobizz® are leaders in their field when it comes to eco-friendly crop cultivation. Potting soil, liquid fertilizers, substrate enhancers – we produce a huge range of 100% biological products for all kinds of plants. In fact, ever since we began in 1992, Biobizz has helped people grow successfully and organically, with no earth-hating chemicals in sight.
Our philosophy is pure and simple: to be ecologically aware and make the organic cultivation of crops accessible for everyone, without leaving behind any negative impact on the environment.
Before our top quality organic fertilizers are sold, you can be sure the highest level of research and development has gone into them. It’s why we can claim that every Biobizz® product consistently contains the correct amount of organic ingredients. And why we guarantee satisfaction and peace of mind. Because with us taking care of your crops, you know that you’re helping protect the earth from harm.
B’cuzz products are intended for the experienced grower that wants a maximum yield and return from their crop. For fruit with a deliciously sweet smell and taste.
From Holland we have managed one of the biggest distributors of the sector in Europe, exporting to more than 26 countries, including Spain, the largest and fastest growing market of this sector. Since 1985 Bio Green has been involved in the development and production of fertilizers, with more than 30 years of experience in the field of cultivation in the Dutch market, we have obtained excellent quality and highly concentrated products, with the help of our international distribution channels throughout Europe.
Since the beginning of the 1990’s BIONOVA is worldwide well known as the manufacturer of premium fertilizers, stimulators and substrates! The experience behind our premium products comes from years of studies and research, combined with practical experience which brings you reliable products where you and your plants can rely on!
BIONOVA cares about the environment and future of our planet by being completely CO² neutral. BIONOVA is available all around the world with a certified product range. We provide extremely concentrated fertilizers and stimulators, from small cultivators to commercial operations worldwide with our dedicated service and knowledge. BIONOVA’s minerals are food-grade or natural and organic. BIONOVA is an innovative company, we improve our products constantly and we develop new products like VEGANICS, the organic vegan fertilizer free of animal ingredients.
CANNA produces nutrients and nutrient media for the cultivation of fast-growing plants. Since its foundation in the early 1990s, all products have been scientifically tested prior to market launch. But even before this time, the founders carried out scientific research with plants.
CANNA's founders were not satisfied with the available and very limited range of fertilizers. They therefore developed a nutrient that quickly became successful. A shopkeeper who used this nutrient found that the quality of the crop grown on mineral wool was drastically improved in this way. The results were so good that the "first-born twins" of CANNA, CANNA Vega and CANNA Flores (now known as CANNA Hydro Vega/Flores) quickly went into mass production.
This marked the beginning of a business that within a few years had become the most innovative and reliable constant in the horticultural industry. However, this innovative approach did not only prove itself in the production of concrete products. CANNA also seems to be playing a pioneering role in detail. One result is the standard mixing ratio of 1:250 for nutrients that is commonly used and introduced by CANNA.
Crystal-Top's range of powdered fertilizers consists of very pure additives, which guarantee residue-free production of the plants. The fertilizer is produced in Switzerland and thus guarantees a very high quality. It can be used on all substrates. For hydrocultures the addition "Calolit" is recommended. This is not necessary on soil. Only 3 fertilizer concentrates which combine a considerable yield with a good quality, these are the characteristics of a Swiss success story which is exported all over the world.
General Hydroponics Europe - GHE- was founded in France, in 1994 by William Texier and Noucetta (Marie) Kehdi, having gained international recognition for their hydroponic farm, the White Owl WaterFarm, where they grew crops that were served by Michelin starred restaurants in the San Francisco Bay area in the early 1990’s.
William innovated from the beginning, developing new products and methods by combining the power of hydroponic technology with the qualities and ecological sensitivities of organic / Bio methods that have now become so important. Together William and Noucetta pioneered new methods of modern farming by using only the purest fertilizer ingredients, many of them food grade, and combining them with the most pure organic / Bio ingredients available.
Will GHE disappear...?
That was the first thought on that day in April 2017, when the news hit GHE like a hammer blow that the Californian company - from which we descend - had been taken over by the international conglomerate Scott's Miracle Gro.
The insiders said: "What a waste ! ", the customers said: "What a waste!", the team said: "Never!"
20 years of hard work and activism from William Texier and Noucetta Kehdi, 20 years of active support from the pioneer of hydroponics, Lawrence Brooke (founder of G.H.), 28 passionate employees (42 in all since the adventure began) and 4 freelance partners have supplied Europe with Flora Series® and Aeroflo Systems® and launched their own bestsellers. These include WaterFarm® and AquaFarm®, Ripen®, Dutch-Pot System® and the only certified organic fertilizer for hydroponics (BioSevia for bioponics).
So, no! GHE will not disappear. Not like this. Not just before legalisation. Not after so much work!
We will revive GHE and it will become Terra Aquatica® : a 100% independent French company, not far from the Spanish border.
This organic superfertiliser serves to improve taste, quality and yield. Guanokalong® is rich in natural ingredients and offers excellent growth by providing the root zone with essential microelements and enzymes in addition to macroelements to enable healthy growth of the plant.
The organic guano of Guanokalong® is as organic as organic can be, as bats can decide for themselves which food they want to eat. The organic guano fertilizer is produced with the help of natural ingredients from the excrements of bats. This guano has been piled up in caves over hundreds of years and has been transformed into compost over time. Ripe fruits and healthy insects are abundant in the rainforest. This plant fertilizer is ideal for use in the organic cultivation of edible crops.
From the very beginning, high quality was the most important characteristic of Hesi fertilizers and plant additives. Valuable additives such as amino acids, enzymes and plant sugar make every product a "source of health" for plants. Through intensive research into the secrets of plant metabolism, HESI has succeeded in developing an optimally balanced composition for each phase of the plant cycle. This results in a clearly arranged fertilizer range with universal use and not for every plant species its own special fertilizer! Extra vital substances increase the plant energy and act like balsam on the plants. This makes the care of indoor, garden and terrace plants a real pleasure.
In the Hesi factory in Kerkrade (Netherlands) all products are mixed, filled, packed and sent directly to the customer. The production is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and the integrated operating software inseparably links the business processes for stock, production, wholesale and financial accounting. This guarantees optimal transparency and needs-optimized production. Short downtimes in the warehouse, "first-in-first-out", batch numbers and EAN-13 codes are a matter of course. Simple applications, detailed information and unambiguous colour coding facilitate correct use for plant lovers, and free brochures and info sheets support this. The love of detail is reflected in the plant physiology articles by Siglinde Winkler, a graduate engineer.
In the last 10 years, House & Garden has become a reliable and successful supplier and producer of quality nutrients and stimulants. This success has been achieved in close cooperation with scientists, laboratory technicians and physicists, each of whom specialises in a branch of botany.
House & Garden nutrients have an entirely new composition, structure and method of preparation. This has proved to be a winning formula and within a very brief period has attracted a substantial number of loyal and satisfied users worldwide.
House & Garden owner, William Van de Zwaan, has been in the horticulture industry his entire life, resulting in his passion for gardening as well as creating the highest quality fertilizers available on the world market.
William’s family owns several greenhouses which produce roses for sale at the Aalsmeer Flower Auction, the worlds largest flower auction. Before designing the House & Garden line of nutrients in 1990, William Van de Zwaan spent time developing other leading fertilizers in Holland, no doubt giving him the expertise he used to create the nutrient line he branded with his family name.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
House & Garden is a company with its own research and development department. Here, new products are developed and existing products further developed and extensively tested.
Practical research can only be carried out by field testing the products and accurately assessing them in the day to day handling of the flowers and plants. We test all our products in nursery reality, not only the effect on the growth and blooming of the plants themselves, but also aspects such as user friendliness, working speed and the simplicity with which products can be applied.
HY-PRO provides a unique range of products for lush growth and flowering bloom. The products, which come from intensive research and over 30 years of experience, are valued worldwide for their high quality and simplicity of use. The liquid fertilizers are carefully formulated so you do not need different products.
All components are of natural origin, without chemical additives or other industrial waste.
The products do not contain pesticides, fungicides or synthetically produced fertilizers.
Jungle-Boost liquid fertilizers ensure strong, resistant plants and a healthy, extensive root system.
Jungel-Boost fertilizers contain all necessary growth and flowering elements in one product. No further fertilizers are needed, the addition of stimulators is still recommended.
Years ago Metrop fertilizer introduced a new generation of liquid bio-mineral fertilizers appreciated recommended and trusted in Holland by experienced professionals, but also used by hydroponic hobby growers. With Metrop liquid fertilizers each harvest is pushed to its maximum in weight but also in taste.
Metrop concentrated liquid fertilizers are made of the very best Macro- & micro- elements, these high quality raw materials make all Metrop fertilizers suitable for all mediums , whether you grow on soil, grow on coco or grow on hydroponic systems, for hobby or for professional crops, with Metrop fertilizer you start with a simple and easy line of products that only need an adjusted grow-schedule, depending on the grow-medium.
Metrop fertilizer always bring high quality buds & crops in weight and taste.
As a liquid soluble fertilizer for the hydroponic market, professionals know that Metrop fertilizer are very well balanced, biological degradable and leave no residue behind.
What started in 1992 with a small worm farm now is a leading international company that sells organic and high-quality products worldwide. By now we belong to the top of the market and we have a wide range of substrates, fertilisers and additives in our product range.
For every grower
Plagron is for everyone; from novice growers to experts. Whether it comes to the best substrates, fertilisers or good advice, you can contact us. We are constantly working on assuring you of the best cultivation performance. We strive to be the brand which is recommended and used by growers to achieve the best results.