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"Making good use of coconut husk waste from Coastal Kenya"

New Kenyan coco peat producer sources locally

About 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 Nestaan

The 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 market

Responsibly 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 small

Smithers-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 plant

It 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 option

Lambert 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 soil

Vegetable 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 sites

The 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.....

Greenline Food

"Plants less susceptible to crazy roots with organic substrate"

For years stone wool has been the most common substrate for the cultivation of fruit vegetables. But Lentse Potgrond and Slingerland Potgrond claim to have succeeded in developing a perfect organic alternative: Greenline Food. "The result: resilient and vital plants that benefit optimally from the soil life.....

"Vigorous crops well balanced all year round"

Grodan, a member of the Rockwool Group, is announcing the introduction of its Grodan Prestige stone wool slab. Prestige slabs are ideal for tomato and cucumber growers who want to promote fast initial growth of their crops and vigorous vegetative development in the summer. Conditions in the slabs can also be.....