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The Sun Gro Silicon Story

Silicon (Si) has been used for years in agriculture because of its many, well-documented benefits to plants. Si enters plant roots as silicic acid. Once inside the plant, it travels rapidly to active growing points, where it enters the cell walls, making them stronger. Stronger cell walls lead to stronger plants. Reported benefits of silicon… View Article

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Boost Retail Sales with Resilience® Enhanced Mixes!

Sun Gro Horticulture® is proud to introduce RESiLIENCE®, mixes enhanced with silicon.  Available in select Black Gold®, Fafard®, Sunshine® and Sunshine Advanced® premium potting soils. Resilience is Sun Gro’s brand name for growing mixes enriched with beneficial silicon—a patented technology developed by the company’s own research horticulturists. These enhanced potting mixes offer IGC retailers, growers,… View Article

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Time to Say Sí to Silicon — the Missing Element in Soilless Growing Mixes

Read everything that you need to know about horticultural silicon with this grower to Sun Gro technical specialist Q&A. Horticultural silicon is a water-soluble element that’s readily available to plants. I’ve been hearing about silicon in plants and want to discuss the subject. Isn’t silicon ubiquitous? True, silicon is the second most abundant element in… View Article

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