The CarbonGro Basics and how it will work for YOU
CarbonGro is a colloid, not a dissolved solution. It has a physical action which improves nutrient mobility in crops
by sharply reducing the surface tension of water and plant nutrient solutions.
With even a small amount of CarbonGro inside the crop's xylem and phloem circulation system, sugars and other nutrients move more easily from photosynthetic leaf cells to roots, seed and fruit.
In essence it amplifies the plants photosynthesis process:
Science – Amazing Process of
Travel Deep Inside A Leaf – Annotated Version – California Academy of Science
Nutrients move by ion exchange, not osmotic pressure. The movement depends on energy transfer, and thus conductivity. Some ag scientists refer to the nutrient transfer mechanism as a “proton pump.” If surface tension and viscosity in the plant sugar solution is reduced, it takes less energy to transport sugars and other nutrients from the leaf to roots and seed. This is the primary effect of CarbonGro.
Over 95% of plant mass is built by photosynthesis from carbon, oxygen and hydrogen. Even though CarbonGro has a small amount of nitrogen, its main impact on applied fertilizers is by mobilizing (NPK), and trace elements. Trace elements are critical for regulating plant functions.
Here's why it's important that CarbonGro is a colloid.
When you mix CarbonGro in a sprayer tank with water, the minute CarbonGro colloids mingle and bond to the water molecules. Each colloid forms a bond with the hydrogen atom in the water molecule (H2O). Each CarbonGro colloid has a positive charge on one side and a negative charge on the other side. The negative side exerts a slight attraction with hydrogen atoms, this actually narrows the angle that the two hydrogen atoms are connected to the oxygen atom with. (Imagine squeezing a round balloon so its shape is more elliptical. What happens: Water becomes less "sticky" with itself, and with any surrounding container such as a xylem or phloem tube in the crop
Inside a plant, the nutrient solution is pumped by what plant physiologists call "proton pumps."
The pumping requires energy. With CarbonGro in the plant solution, less energy is required to move sugars and other nutrients from leaves to roots, from leaves to seed or new growth. If we can save the plant some energy required to move plant sap, more total photosynthetic energy can be applied to growth and seed formation.
At its core the physical makeup of CarbonGro reduces the surface tension of plant sap, making it more mobile, and also raises conductivity, which aids ion transfer.
All of this process amplifies the growth process and health stature of the plant through its entire growing cycle.
FAQs about Plant Growth
Here is a simple explanation of what CarbonGro does in aiding in the growth cycle of your plants.
The CarbonGro formulation allows the carbon molecules to enter the plant cells, (stomata) of the leaves which is where the sugar factory is located. This accelerates and substantially increases photosynthesis, the process by which plants use energy from the sunlight to produce sugar, which in turn converts to form the starches, cellulose, waxes, carbohydrates, oils and protein, all the building blocks of the plant’s growth; its biomass.
The plant grows more rapidly, it is healthier, stronger and better able to resist disease.
Additionally, if seeds are soaked prior to planting earlier and higher rates of germination, quicker flowering and overall increased crop size.
When applied to bare root stock before planting, or saturating the root structure when in place, CarbonGro stimulates new growth and development. It dissolves NPK, (nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium) from the roots thereby enhancing nutrient uptake. The cation exchange stimulates the movement of fertilizers and other nutrients from the soil or hydroponics into the plant itself through the root system.
FOR THE TECHNICAL STUFF….
To be more technical, a cation is an atom or group of atoms carrying a positive electric charge. The positive charge results because there are more protons than electrons in the cation. The negatively charged anions are attracted to the positive cation, attach themselves and hitch a ride into the plant. In other words, the cation positively charged transporter conveys nourishment directly to the plant.
Why are anions and cations important in plant growth?
A. There is a lot of biological and chemical activity occurring in soil. Most happens unseen and unheard, but just because these organisms and processes don’t scream out, doesn’t mean growers shouldn’t pay attention to what goes on. In fact, paying attention can make the difference between a good grow and a great grow.
Plant nutrients exist in the soil as either anions or cations.
What are they?
A. Most molecules in natural systems have a positive or negative charge and it is this charge difference that helps drive chemical reactions to keep us all alive.
Anions are those elements or molecules that in their natural state have a negative (-) charge.
Cations are those that in their natural state have a positive (+) charge. Negative charge, positive charge – who cares?
Most soil particles have a negative charge. Since soils are negatively charged and plant nutrients are positive and negative, some nutrients are attracted to soil while others are not – the “opposites attract” principle. Those nutrients that exist as anions (-) are moved through soil. Cations (+) are more readily bound to soil, resulting in these nutrients moving through the soil more slowly.
All this positive-negative, cation-anion, high CEC-low CEC stuff comes into play when applying nutrients and water.
What growth factors are affected by CarbonGro?
A. Let’s get down to the root of the matter, no pun intended.
Germination – The seeds should be soaked or wetted in the germination stage
Soak the seeds for 15 to 20 minutes wetted with a 300:1 solution of CarbonGro.
For pre-planting ‘soil amendment’ – soak the planting area with a 300:1 dilution of CarbonGro 24 to 48 hours before planting.
Seedling Stage – In the Seeding Stage CarbonGro will enhance the root structure and increase substantially the leaf formation. Again apply at a 300:1 dilution.
Vegetative Stage – CarbonGro possesses a unique ability to substantially increase the level of sugar production within the leaves of a plant by a factor or 50% to 100%. This, in turn, acts to accelerate the function of photosynthesis with the result that the treated plant becomes healthier, more disease resistant and faster growing. CarbonGro acts to stimulate new growth and development. It dissolves NPK from the roots, thereby enhancing nutrient uptake into the plant. Nutrient uptake is expedited from the inclusion of sodium within the CarbonGro formulation.
Flowering Stage – The enhanced growth in the vegetative stage creates more of the tillering of branch shoots, more frutescence in the buds, and a significant increase in the resin gland production. That means more THC, and other cannabinoids.
Harvesting Stage – The application of diluted solution of CarbonGro throughout the growing cycle yields the following:
- A healthier plant with a yield 20% / 30% or more greater in size.
- Significantly more flower/buds per plant
- A quicker harvest – the overall growth factor when using the CarbonGro typically brings the plant to harvest stage earlier making for a quicker turnaround on crops.