Industry Research and Collaborations

Niagara College Collaboration

Three years ago, NHS began a collaboration with Niagara College in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario to jointly research soil enhancement techniques for commercial hemp and cannabis.  A one acre test grow site was designed and prepared in Muskoka, Ontario by NHS and plants were grown from seedlings to intermediate size in the Niagara College greenhouses and transplanted at the Muskoka site by Niagara College students and staff. Bill MacDonald, Head of the Cannabis Program at Niagara College and Greg Marsh the President of Northern Hemp Specialists, then expanded the program with a view to it being a part of the College’s curriculum. This new expanded program involved nutrient uptake, improved yield testing and research on soil improvement conducted in the College’s Cannabunkers.  

(See article: https://www.ncinnovation.ca/blog/research-innovation/testing-a-pioneering-organic-silica-product ).

Fractured Quartz Research

NHS fractured crystalline quartz is very high in silicon.  The article below outlines its significant benefits.

“Takeaway: There are two camps of plant nutrients. In one camp there are the essential nutrients, and in the other there are the beneficial nutrients. Silicon, which makes up 28% of the Earth’s crust and is a major component of soil, is an element that could hang out in both camps, and plenty of research has been done to support this claim.”

See article: https://www.maximumyield.com/strengthening-plants-with-silicon/2/1312

NHS fractured crystalline quartz is sized for two different uses: soil supplementation (Mor-ganics Soil Booster for plant health and productivity) and pathogen resistance (Morganics Bio-barrier to eliminate pathogens.)  

 

Dramatic Yield Increases With Morganics Soil Treatment

Along with one of our research partners, Northern Hemp Specialists (NHS) conducted a proof of concept study by using fully organic Mor-ganics fractured-quartz based soil supplements to enhance plant and crop yields. The executive summary below describes the extraordinary results of that study. The full study report can be made available under non-disclosure.

In the study, a series of test groups, using soil treated with NHS formulations, were grown alongside a control group of plants using a standard nutrient soil.

The test plants significantly outperformed the control plants in every measure, including:

  • Higher apex bud counts 
  • Faster striking roots
  • Increased plant height and stronger branches
  • Increased plant cell vigor
  • Accelerated ripening of flowers
  • Increased THC & CBD levels 
  • Complete absence of algae, mold, mildew and soil borne pests*

*Quite remarkably, all of the NHS test plants came through the six-month test cycle with a 100% reduction of soil-borne algae and mold over the control group, grown side by side, proving the anti-pathogenic properties of the NHS proprietary blend.

The study provided a definitive proof of concept for using our Mor-ganics fractured-quartz based soil supplement and inoculant to enhance the overall health, growth and yields of horticultural and cannabis plants. 

The results of this study provided conclusive evidence that NHS’s organic products are well-suited for both indoor and outdoor operations. It also demonstrated the efficacy of the products including the Mor-ganics Soil Booster soil-based growth enhancer, the Mor-ganics Bio-Barrier anti-pathogenic treatment and the Mor-ganics Root Striker formula. 

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The full report of the study is available on request. If interested, please contact us.