Utilizing The Power Of The Microbial Consortia In Cultivation
When we get asked by cannabis growers why they should use microbes in their cannabis cultivation, our answer is because they work to naturally increase plant health, crop quality and yield! Over the last few decades, scientists have unveiled our understanding of the critical role microbes play to support plant growth. Our research team at Growcentia has spent years exploring the specific ways in which plant-microbe interactions affect plant development and yield. In a previous article in Grow Magazine (July 2017) we discussed several mechanisms by which microbes can affect plant success. In this article we focus specifically on how microbial consortia (i.e. groups of different microbial species) work together, just like in nature, to support plant growth more effectively than any single microbial species can alone.