- Nutramist Model 6
w/ (2) 4'x4' Trays
- Nutramist Model 3
w/ (2) 3'x3' Trays
- Nutramist Model 6
w/ (1) 4'x8' Tray
Thanks to the NUTRAMIST's ultra-fine vapor which results in significantly enhanced tissue penetration, most nutrients and foliar applications can be effective at up to 50% less than label recommendations which saves money and protects crops from the harmful effects of over-fertilization and tissue treatment.
Sizing the Nutramist to Your Application:
Please note: Due to the incredible range of application types, sizes, crop requirements and environmental factors, please use this information as a general rule of thumb only. Contact your dealer for more specific information or check our page for actual grower reports.
When creating your own NUTRAMIST garden or retrofitting you existing garden, there are several important considerations.
1. Solution consumption rate - how much does your garden consume during each daylight period of growth? Refer to the technical specifications page to determine the right fit for your application.
2. Root chamber size - Each NUTRAMIST has a six-speed flow control which allows the grower to match output so that the fog is evenly distributed throughout the root chamber of your system. Small plants with small roots consume little solution and offer no physical obstruction to the flow of fog. In such instances the lowest fan settings can be used. As plants mature and develop denser roots, they consume more solution and if placed very close together, dense root mats will effect fog distribution. This is more of a challenge when trying to run a NUTRAMIST in long chambers with little internal volume such as General Hydroponics AeroFlos ® or PVC pipe based gardens with diameters less than 6 inches. Systems with deep root chambers, more than 10", will require a higher fan setting so that the fog doesn't settle down inside. The optimal root chamber depth is from 2 to 6 inches below the bottom of the root ball (or basket). We have found the most productive uses of the NUTRAMIST are with Ebb & Flo tables using lids due to their large internal surface areas and unobstructed path for the fog to flow through. In fact, adding a NUTRAMIST to your Ebb & Flo table is easy - simply install a lid, which if you can't buy, you can make from inexpensive plastic sheeting. A surprising number of growers are reporting best results by using the NUTRAMIST in addition to the Ebb & Flo regimen with the only exception that they are only minimally flooding the tray and more frequently, for instance to a depth of 1" and up to once per hour during daylight cycles.
3. Choice of nutrients/supplements - Feed your NUTRAMIST with products which are 100% soluble in water and leave no detectable residue. Use only products which do not contain live microbial cultures as the NUTRAMIST can have a sterilizing effect on live cultures. More reserach and field reports are required to provide conclusive data on this subject..
4. Choice of growing mediums - While the NUTRAMIST will penetrate all plant tissue on contact, it will not penetrate dense mediums such as rockwool or fine grained soiless mixes. It is ok to start your plants in these media types as long as the roots have completely penetrated through the media and have unrestricted access to the fog below the lid. For optimal performance, your plant supports (ie: baskets, cups, plugs, etc) should allow a small amount of the fog to escape past them. This insures that the roots below each plant are receiving the fog and prevents your system from blocking the influx of fog due to a build up of static pressure within. It is important however that the lid of your system is well fitted to the root chamber.