Generative Growth

What is generative growth?


Generative growth, or flowering, directs plant energy toward flower production. The plant's energy is directed toward reproduction when it enters this stage. If a plant is overly generative, it may stop growing new leaves at the top and consequently slow photosynthesis and new bud growth, moving it back into the vegetative growth stage.


What is generative growth and what are the key challenges with it? Generative growth is the opposite of vegetative growth. What I mean by that is we're going to utilize lower water contents, higher substrate EC, larger dry backs, a higher VPD in your climate, which typically just correlates to the RH that you're playing with.

Now, how do we utilize these tools? Well, in the veg room, if you have a plant that's stretchy with longer internodal spacing, you might want to steer it more generatively. Then in flower, we could use generative cues to set the flower in and build a better quality flower. What I mean by that is, if you have a plant that shoots out those fox tails or is really airy with lower THC readings, that tends to mean that you steered it to vegetatively. Now, if you want to build that quality, you have to balance between vegetative and generative growth at each phase.

Now, what are the challenges with this? Always knowing what's going on? What we've done in AROYA is we've incorporated our TEROS 12 and ATMOS 14 to give us a graphical representation and a timeline on how we use these cues. This is important because every single genetic requires a different steering capability. Once we have insight to what those steering cues are, we could build a profile and dictate this back to our users and give you an easy to look back at history and improve the crop growth.

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