The function of Hygrozyme in pure hydroponic systems is one of acting as a refined natural facilitator/cleaner. Hygrozyme aids in the removal and conversion of dead organic material by facilitating and expediting the natural breakdown progress. What normally might take weeks can be accomplished in minutes with the presence of specific natural enzymes. In a closed hydroponic system are many factors which can facilitate the development of disease. The build up of dead matter is usually the contributing factor to this common problem.
Hygrozyme is a highly refined enzymatic cleaner/facilitator for dead matter. Keeping in mind that it is sterile and inert, Hygrozyme cannot kill anything. Its key role therefore is to act as a prophylactic. Many leaf borne diseases like Black Spot, of Powdery Mildew flourish in the presence of dead matter. Transferred by humans, macro organisms or air borne arrival, these diseases can set in quickly when in the presence of dead matter. The regular use of Hygrozyme can be a deterrent by removing dead matter and at the same time fostering the presence of beneficial micro organisms on leaf surfaces and in the grow medium or hydroponic solution. This is especially the case in combination with compost extracts that contain micro protagonists. For best results it should be used right from the start of a clean system to maintain those conditions. Applications at a rate of 1.5 ml per 1 litre are sufficient.
In tests reviewed by the Canada Science & Research Institute (CSRI) Hygrozyme has been proven “excellent” in maintaining longer use of slabs and hydroponic solutions.
An increase of up to 30% in longevity has been experienced. In soil, Hygrozyme has proven to increase soil porosity through accelerated breakdown of dead organic matter. Its chief function is to vigorously rid the medium of dead organic matter, thereby preventing disease from setting into the medium.
As a media rejuvenator, it is used after a harvest as a soak solution and should be applied after a 50% hydration is implemented. At a concentration of up to 2.5 – 3.75 ml per 1 litre a rapid and almost complete reduction in dead bio mass can be observed. Available nutrients are unlocked in the process and, depending on the circumstances, may provide an excellent source of available plant energy for future growth