๐Ÿƒ AMA With Sam Kanes from CO2 GRO Inc.Weds February 13th 11 AM PST

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@memberdirectory Mark your calendars and set a reminderโ€ฆ

You Want bigger crops that will equate to more money? Then you will not want to miss this AMA

  • Who: Founder Sam Kanes, CEO John Archibald and CSO Matt Julius from CO2 GRO Inc.from CO2 GRO Inc.
  • What: CO2 Foliar Spray Effects on Pests and Pathogens
  • Where: Growers Network Forum
  • When : Wednesday, February 13th at 11 AM PST

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If you want to reach out directly to one of the team from CO2 GRO Inc, feel free to hit up @sam.kanes

About CO2 GRO INC.

CO2 GRO Inc. (GROW.TSXV) is dedicated to increasing the growth of all indoor and outdoor value plants using our advanced CO2 technologies. We increase our clientsโ€™ plant yields in a safe, sustainable and economic way. We own a worldwide license to saturate water with CO2 gas and a CO2 foliar spray global PCT pending patent to apply CO2 saturated water onto plants for accelerated plant growth. Our CO2 technologies are developed, proven and scalable. We continue to perform CO2 foliar spray grow trials for cannabis, lettuce, micro greens, flowers and peppers in various growing conditions.

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AMA with CO2 GRO Wed. Feb. 13th at 11 AM PST
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Looking forward to todayโ€™s AMA where we will talk with the CO2 GRO team about the latest science regarding the foliar application of CO2 on cannabis plants! Letโ€™s give the CO2 Gro guys a very big GNET welcome!

Thanks to CEO John Archibald and CSO Matt Julius and @sam.kanes for being with us today!

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OK CO2 GRO is ready to go re making more $ for growers.

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How exactly are you doing that?

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We add value in three ways: 1) faster cannabis veg growth, 2) more buds and weight per bud and 3) more THC and CBD per bud unit of weight. Our best trial was with indica versus sativa or hybrids that totalled 250% more value versus growing cannabis without CO2 gassing.

We also have proof from trials on pepper and potato plants of dramatically lower E.coli, wilt fusarium longer survivability from powdery mildew infections and fewer aphids.

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Wow! That sounds very impressive! What metric (โ€œvalueโ€) were you measuring with this 250% increase?

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What property of the CO2 foliar application do you attribute this resistance phenomenon?

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I understand that CO2 is the lifeblood of cannabis, so this technology makes sense to me. My question is this:

How did you develop this specific formula? What goes into producing CO2 GRO?

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Veg plant growth speed to plant maturity pre-flowering was 33% faster or about 20% overall. Once we stopped CO2 Foliar Spray during flowering, time to final maturity was constant. We got 20% more overall bud weight. So, in a greenhouse setting where we can take 5 crops per year to six re faster growth plus 20% more bud weight equals about 45% more value. In the case of indica with larger leaves, our THC and CBD concentration soared 75% and 89% respectively. The value combination of all the above gave us about a 250% value increase.

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CO2 is the lifeblood of ALL photosynthetic plants. We use aeroponic principles with fine mist dissolved CO2 sprayed on plant leaves, identical to aeroponics principles used on plant roots. For our 2018 cannabis trials we were spraying several seconds in one hour intervals for mostly AM grow periods.

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For fungi and bacteria, it is the continued fluctuation of PH on plnat leaf surfaces. For aphids we create a zero oxygen environment in the microclimate around the plant leaf so aphids cannot breathe.

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How exactly do you accomplish this? Does the product form a barrier around the leaf surface like some kind of foliar prophylactic?

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CO2 in the air is how plants make sugar (fuel resources for bio-metabolism). More resources - more plant metabolic activity. Unfortunately there is only 400 PPM in the air. We provide about 2000 PPM dissolved in a form that is 800% more bioavailable (conductance).

than gaseous CO2 when initially applied to a plant leaf surface area.

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We prefer to use the term micro-environment layer of water which is loaded with dissolved CO2. We drive ALL of the dissolved gases in water including oxygen out when we dissolve CO2. The plant leaf surface then has no choice but to bring in CO2 through its semi-permeable leaf surface area.

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How exactly does that affect aphid populations?

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Thanks for this AMA @sam.kanes! There are systems that increase CO2 concentration in the air. How does liquid foliar application compare to systems like that in terms of efficacy, price, convenience, and so on?

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Oxygen levels starve the aphids who embed their heads into plant leaf surfaces to suck the sugars out of them. Our CO2 Foliar Spray oxygen starved environment is hypoxic to aphids. Like the dead New Orleans Mississippi Delta or Floridaโ€™s massive red tide in 2018-9 that killed dolphins, manatees, fish etc. if they stayed in those oxygen hypoxic waters.

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Does the Dissolved CO2 pose any risk to wildlife from runoff?

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Would also add human safety. Atmospherically no one should go past 2000 PPM of CO2 gassing in greenhouses for both human and plant health risks. We can meet/exceed those levels in the microclimate on plant leaves without affecting the surrounding atmosphere. This is a key difference between aqueous and gaseous CO2. We are ONLY dosing the water in the plant leaf micro environment versus the entire greenhouse that has to be gassed as gaseous CO2 rapidly dissipates equally through the entire greenhouse. Aqueous does not.

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