Top 5 Reasons to Control your Grow Room Humidity

If you’re not keeping a close watch on your grow rooms’ RH (relative humidity), you are leaving your crop exposed to a host of bad things!

1. Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew
This horrible fungal disease spreads quickly in hot and humid grow rooms, the spores carrying the infection to other plants via wind and air circulation. Powdery Mildew can quickly infect your whole crop. The best offense is a good defense with this fungus, so be sure to keep you grow room humidity under tight control.

2. Bud Rot (Botrytis)

Bud Rot (Botrytis)
A sneaky fungal infection, Botrytis will cause your buds to rot from the inside out. Unless caught early, Bud Rot will infect your whole grow. Worse, the spores can lay dormant and survive to affect another, future crop! Keep this fungus away by controlling grow room humidity – especially during the “lights out” phase.

3. Nutrient Uptake Problems

Nutrient Uptake Problems
Plants breathe through their Stomata, tiny openings on the undersides of their leaves. If the grow room is too hot or humid, the plant will absorb what it needs from the air and not from the roots and the nutrient providing solution, essentially starving itself. If the humidity levels in the air are too low, the plant roots will drink and absorb more nutrients than it can process, creating toxic levels which lead to crop failure.

4. Slowed Growth

Slowed Growth
RH levels impact transpiration, photosynthesis, nutrient uptake, and more. By not regulating your grow room humidity levels you expose your crop to innumerable stresses, which results in slow growth and weak yields.

5. Bugs!

Bugs!
Excessively high humidity levels support the rapid reproduction of insects like Spider Mites, Thrips, and White Flies. These pests will destroy your crop in no time. Precise control of humidity levels in the grow room is a key element to any IPM (Integrated Pest Management) strategy.

Hydrotek Commercial has the solution for all your humidity and IPM needs, including the cultivation specific humidification control systems from Anden, the airborne pathogen cleaners from Element Air, and FDA approved-for-use on pesticides and fungicides. Give us a call now to learn more about how we can help your team produce the cleanest, highest-yielding possible.