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Substrates

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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.....

US (WA): Turning urban wood waste into biochar

Biochar as a soil amendment has been the subject of much attention in recent years because of its ability to sequester carbon and to improve aggregation, water holding capacity, and organic matter content of soil amended with it (Lehmann, 2007; Marris, 2006). A recent article on the Ag Climate Network blog.....

Australian strawberry grower increases yield with rockwool

PCA member Damien Manno has taken the opportunity to investigate a relatively new method for the cultivation of strawberries by using rockwool substrates.Climate and irrigation in the new greenhouse is controlled by Galcon’s Galileo and Fertimix systems which offers a comprehensive and easy to use solution.....

why growers choose to grow on coconut fiber

Loco about Coco

Growing on coconut fiber is common in many countries. Other than rockwool, reuse of the product is possible and the discarding costs are significantly lower. Moreover, many buyers of fruits and vegetables value their product being grown on a plant-based substrate, and appreciate that a ‘waste product’ of.....

Ellepot partners with Pindstrup in Russia

Ellepot has presented Pindstrup as their new strategic partner for the Russian horticultural market. Combined, the two Danish companies intend to create the ‘winning formula for the future’ for customers within the Russian greenhouse propagation sector. For the past few years, the demand for sustainable and.....

Jiffy Products Sri Lanka successfully EU Organic certified

Jiffy Products Sri Lanka is the producer of horticultural coco substrates and propagation systems which, per May 22nd, have been certified according to the Control Union Certifications Standards on Inputs (EEC 834/2007 and 889/2008). Inspections performed by Union Certification have shown the sites and.....

Poland: New carbon substrate from organic raw material

Carbohort is a Polish producer of ecological substrates for soil and soil-free growing. It produces the substrates from 100% natural and organic raw material.Carbohort substrate consists of selected cuts of soft brown coal. Brown coal consists of the organic substances (humin, fulvic, hymatomelanic acids,.....