Hydroponic Nutrients – An Exclusive Source of Nutrients to the Plant

Hydroponic nutrients are an exclusive source of nutrients to the plants that contain all the vital macro and micronutrients imperative to the plant’s optimum growth and development. Plant growth in the hydroponic system is majorly dependent on the nutrient solution. The nutrient-loaded enriching solutions focus on the entire well-being and development of the plants and the roots no longer have to fetch food from the soil.

Studies have proved that plants grown hydroponically are much healthier than those grown using conventional or other methods, as they get a precise dose of nutrients through water in addition to being under a controlled environment. Amounts of nutrients used for hydroponic plants determine the vegetative growth of plants. Nutrient solution to the hydroponic system is similar to fertilizers to soil. A hydroponic nutrition solution is essentially a liquid of advanced nutrients that contains all of the necessary nutrients for plant roots to come into touch with and thrive. Also, nutrient solution helps to maintain the pH level of hydroponic systems.

Hydroponically grown plants need a balanced combination of macro and micronutrients mixed in water in the form of nutrient solution, with an optimum supply of oxygen. Plants grow big with the help of hydroponic fertilizer containing advanced nutrients. The pH level of plants is balanced with the help of advanced nutrients. Is there any set formula for these nutrient solution? The answer is 'No'. This is dependent on a variety of different elements such as growth phases, weather patterns, and so on. And different formulas have been developed for hydroponic systems. Feeding schedule also varies as per the requirement of the hydroponic system. The base nutrients are more or less the same for advanced nutrients.

Macronutrients

The primary macronutrients consumed in large quantities are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). The secondary macronutrients are Calcium (Ca) Magnesium (Mg) and Sulfur (S). They are consumed in smaller quantities than the primary ones. These nutrients are important at the flowering stage.

7
N
Nitrogen
15
P
Phosphorus
19
K
Potassium
Primary Macronutrients
12
Mg
Magnesium
16
S
Sulfur
20
Ca
Calcium
Secondary Macronutrients

The primary macronutrients consumed in large quantities are Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P), and Potassium (K). The secondary macronutrients are Calcium (Ca) Magnesium (Mg) and Sulfur (S). They are consumed in smaller quantities than the primary ones.

Micronutrients

Though required in much lesser quantities as compared to the macronutrients, micronutrients are just as important and hence called trace elements. The micronutrients required by plants are Iron (Fe), Manganese (Mn), Copper (Cu), Zinc (Zn), Molybdenum (Mo), Boron (B), Chlorine (Cl) and Nickel (Ni).

5
B
Boron
17
CI
Chlorine
25
Mn
Manganese
26
Fe
Iron
28
Ni
Nickel
29
Cu
Copper
30
Zn
Zinc
42
Mo
Malybdenum

Hydroponic nutrients are divided into the following grades:

  • Agri grade nutrient
  • Clinical grade nutrient
  • Pharmaceutical grade Nutrient

Pharmaceutical grade nutrients are the best as raw materials used to make these nutrients are pharmaceutically approved, which confer superior quality and consistency to the product.

Hydroponics powder nutrients

Hydroponics powder nutrients are made for the commercial grower which helps them stock it and use it as per the need of the farm as a nutrient solution with water. The best powder nutrients for hydroponics are 100% water-soluble. These are the best powder nutrients for hydroponics because they give you the best results.

Hydroponics liquid nutrients

Unlike Hydroponic powder nutrients, out here all nutrients in hydroponic farming are used as a liquid formulation. Plants grow big with the help of hydroponic liquid fertilizers. The powder nutrients too are used only after making them soluble in water. Prediluted liquid gives comfort to all growers and helps them to use it as per their needs. Higronics’ advanced nutrients offer an exclusive system to raise the crop of the hydroponic system. Packed with pre mixed macro and micronutrients, our nutrient solution is perfect for your hydroponic system for balancing the pH level.

Powder nutrients vs liquid

Powder nutrient is generally used by the big growers or pro- growers whereas liquid nutrient is used by the new growers. 

Mixing powder nutrients in water and making that perfect mix becomes quite a tax for first-time growers and hence, new/first time growers are recommended to start with using liquid nutrients. This further helps the grower to understand the nitty-gritty of hydroponic technology and hydroponic farming.

Powder nutrients for soil

Hydroponic Nutrients are not made for soil farming as it is not approved by the agricultural ministry of India. These are pre mixed hydroponic nutrients used for healthy plant growth. There is a reason why the use of advanced nutrients with base nutrients in the form of pre mixed is that it helps rapid and healthier growth of hydroponic plants.

Powder nutrients for plants

All the nutrients in hydroponic farming are used only in liquid formation though they are preserved in powder form.

Dry nutrients for the soil

It is not suggested to use hydroponic nutrients in the soil as they do not fall within the permissible category of soil nutrients.

Organic hydroponic nutrients

Hydroponic farming is often confused to be similar to organic farming due to a host of misinformation available on the web, however; both technologies have immense differences. Organic nutrients nurture plants help them grow to their full capacity. While hydroponics is an indoor soilless farming technology, organic farming uses unrefined minerals as plant nutrition.

Hydroponic is a more superior form of farming when compared to organic. Hence, organic and hydroponic cannot be put together in the same category. There is no such thing as an organic hydroponic nutrient. To get the plants to grow as planned, you'll need to plan a proper feeding schedule of pre mixed of base nutrients & advanced nutrients and follow it thoroughly. This helps in maintaining the pH level of plants. The first step is to stick to the feeding schedule provided by Higronics.

At Higronics, the raw materials we use to manufacture hydroponic nutrients meet all pharmaceutical standards and thus, we provide the best of the products to our clients. Many hydroponic growers can see the increase in the health and yield of their crops by following the strict feeding schedule of pre mixed of advanced nutrients & base nutrients. All our products are of high purity and contain no binders, fillers or any unknown additives. We alloy our expertise with the ability to tailor the delivery of customized nutrient solutions for the optimal growth of plants.