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"Making good use of coconut husk waste from Coastal Kenya"
New Kenyan coco peat producer sources locallyAbout 99% of all coco peat that is used in Kenya is imported from India and Sri Lanka, but James Kapombe expects this number to change in the coming years. Coming from the coconut growing zone of Coastal Kenya and working with coco peat on a tomato farm, he saw the opportunity to produce and market Kenyan.....
RHP certification for NestaanThe company Nestaan N.V. is RHP Horticulture certified with the product vermiculite.Based on assessment and checks executed by ECAS, the company complies with the requirements as determined in the Product Certification Scheme of the RHP quality mark. With the certification of Nestaan there are now 72.....
First RPP labelled growing media on the marketResponsibly Produced Peat (RPP) announces that the first 4 companies produce RPP-labelled growing media products: Lentse & Slingerland Potgrond from the Netherlands, Greenyard Horticulture from Belgium and Compo and Euflor from Germany. They meet all the standards to bring RPP labelled products on the.....
Horticubes retail packs suitable for growers big and smallSmithers-Oasis Company offers a new retail pack of its Oasis Grower Solutions Horticubes growing media, a lower density and higher drainage foam that is specially engineered for hydroponic seed germination of vegetables and herbs. Horticubes higher drainage design helps to maintain an ideal air-to-water.....
Focus on nutritional elements:
Small amount of zinc essential for formation of growth substance of the plantIt is important to add all nutrients in the right proportion to each other to a substrate, so that it has the desired positive and no negative effects on the cultivation. Zinc is a trace element that a plant needs in order to grow well. It ensures the production of growth substance.What is the function of.....
Commercial growers get new wood fiber optionLambert Peat Moss Company offers commercial growers a new wood fiber option with its EcoPeat product and complete line of EcoPeat Mixes (EPM).“We’ve been utilizing the many benefits of EcoPeat for years, and as pioneers in this field, we are pleased to evolve the use of this powerful ingredient,” explains.....
Response of bell pepper to cultivation in coconut fiber or soilVegetable production in greenhouses is preferred when soil quality is degraded by high salinity or incidence of pests and diseases. In these soils with abiotic and biotic issues, it is a challenge to increase the yield and quality of fruits. The use of rootstocks and organic substrates are effective and.....
Greenyard now has RPP certificates for all Baltic sitesThe board of Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP) granted 6 new RPP certificates to Greenyard Horticulture. Together with the certificates received last year, all Baltic peat bogs of Greenyard are now RPP certified.The RPP certification system aims to increase the positive effects of peat extraction while.....
With NG2.0 technology
"Growing has never been so precise"Grodan, part of the Rockwool Group, continues the introduction of the Next Generation 2.0 (NG2.0) substrate technology. NG2.0 is the latest growing media technology from Grodan and enables propagators and growers to produce more while using less water, nutrients and space. NG2.0 is the successor of the Next.....