EC and Electrolytes in general
First time on here in a long time. I am currently working at a large scale greenhouse and we are dealing mostly in water plants and sedum. My question today is concerning the water plants. All of our water plants are potted in 100% Florida peat, and I just finished taking EC readings for the entire inventory and came up with some crazy numbers any were from 200 ppm to 2.3 ppt. I just completed a test where I took a fresh pot of peat(no plant and no water) and tested it, and got a reading of about 50 something ppm. I tested the water and got a reading of about 120ppm, I drenched the pot of peat with our regular water and tested it about a min later and got a reading for over 500 ppm. Im trying to determine what a save range of Electrolytes might be. I understand the basic concept of Electrolytes help with the rigidity of stems and leaves by forcing water into the plant, and creating pressure. At what point to the EC levels become dangerous, and short of flushing our entire stock with water for hours, is there anything else I can do to help. Is this even a problem. All knowledgeable answers welcome.
P.S. I am currently using the Field Scout CE110 from Spectrum Tech, I calibrated it yesterday.