Regardless of whether we are talking about conventional gardening with soil and sunshine or hydroponic and indoor gardening systems, bacteria in the root zone is an important consideration for a successful harvest. Some inexperienced hydroponic gardeners like to believe that their gardens are bacteria free (because they are not growing in dirt) and prefer not to consider the possibility that a pathogenic storm may be brewing beneath the surface. In this blog bost, we’ll discuss the importance of beneficial bacteria and one of our favorite products regarding this subject, CX Hydroponics Bio Balancer.
Pythium and Hydroponic Gardening
The old “out-of-sight, out-of-mind” way of thinking can be very costly in hydroponic gardening because: in garden devoid of bacteria, the first micro-organism to enter the root-zone can quickly dominate the environment. If those bacteria are pathogenic, a crop can be lost within several days. Pythium, one of the most common root zone pathogens, can attack and wipe-out the entire garden very quickly.
Bearing in mind that it is virtually impossible to keep a thriving hydroponic garden free of bacteria and micro-organisms, the team of agronomists and chemists at CX Hydroponics in Western Australia decided that the best approach was to work with the native micro-flora that develop in each garden and encourage the dominance of beneficial and symbiotic organisms. The result of this research is Bio Balancer.
The Team at CX Hydroponics was searching for the Ultimate Beneficial Bacteria
The horticultural experts at CX Hydroponics were initially very eager to find the ultimate micro-organism – good bacteria – that could be introduced into the grow media of any indoor-garden around the world. This “super bug” would be able to dominate the vacuum, neutralize bad bacteria and work symbiotically with plant roots to facilitate the absorption of nutrients. The findings were very convincing in the lab, but, out in the field or indoor garden, the results were very inconclusive.
Overwhelming evidence pointed to the fact that foreign beneficial micro-organisms failed to perform in thriving gardens because they often conflicted with native micro-flora. Too much “noise” in the root zone often led to mixed results in studies and underperforming harvests. Stepping away from the search for the ultimate formula of beneficial bacteria, The CX Hydroponics team focused all attention on Bio-Balancer and creating the ultimate formula for feeding and encouraging the growth of beneficial native micro flora.
Bio Balancer is the Perfect Food for Beneficial Bacteria in Hydroponic Gardens
Bio Balancer is a synthetic compound that was developed to mimic the composition of the exudates of plants. As such, it is the ultimate food for beneficial bacteria. In using Bio Balancer, it is important to closely follow the dosage instructions because too much Bio Balancer can lead to an oversupply of bacteria that may over load the hydroponic reservoir and root zone. Clogged pipes are common in these cases.
Regen-a-Root,Wilt Guard and Bio-Balancer: The Three Amigos
On the other hand, the right dosage of Bio Balancer will ensure the right balance of beneficial micro flora in the root zone; beneficial bacteria will dominate the root zone and keep pathogenic micro-organisms at bay. It will ensure healthy roots, improved plant health and record breaking harvests. Since CX Hydroponics utilizes Fusion Nutrition technology , Bio Balancer is recommended for use with Regen-a-root and Wilt Guard by CX Hydroponics to create and maintain the perfect root zone for your plants. Fusion Nutrition is a suite of products that, when used as a system, produce synergies that generate that extra lift that increases production, improves quality and is guaranteed to outperform both conventional and organic competitors.
Here’s a video by the genius behind CX Hydroponics, Mike Biggs, explaining the importance of beneficial bacteria in a healthy root zone. We’ve met Mike at a few Maximum Yield Trade Shows and he is one of the nicest and smartest guys in the industry. He has a wealth of knowledge of hydroponics and agriculture and with it, created a great line of products in CX Hydroponics.
If you want a healthy root zone full of beneficial bacteria and the perfect food for those beneficial bacteria, then Bio Balancer is the perfect addition to your grow room.