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Substrate supplier focuses on the rapid rise of city farming

Development of substrates for multilayer cultivation in high-tech phytotrons

Nijssen recently provided BVB Substrates with two phytotrons and a semi-closed greenhouse in the newly constructed research facility in De Lier. The substrate supplier is reacting to the rapid rise of city farming.In the high-tech phytotrons, substrates for multilayer cultivation are being developed......

DCM Micro-Mix Minigran RHP approved

DCM Micro-Mix, a unique mix of micro-nutrients within the DCM fertiliser range, has now been RHP-approved.The raw materials of vegetable origin in DCM Micro-Mix serve as a temporary buffer to ensure an optimal and gradual release of the trace elements. This way, leaching and fixation losses are reduced to a.....

US: 100th independent trial of soil health product on bell peppers

Cool Planet announced the successful completion of its 100th quantifiable, independent trial of Cool Terra, the company’s flagship soil health product. The trial was conducted by the University of Florida on bell peppers, and it marks the 100th time the company has conducted a randomized yield improvement.....

US (NY): Cornell student to develop weed-free growth media

Seven New York state businesses have been awarded funding to participate in the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart Program, through which they will collaborate with Cornell faculty members to develop and improve their products.The program is supported by Empire State Development’s Division of.....
CNC Grondstoffen

King Willem-Alexander opens new compost factory for mushroom substrates

The Dutch monarch Willem-Alexander will perform the ceremonial opening of CNC Grondstoffen’s new Indoor Fresh Compost facility on April 13, 2018 in Milsbeek, North-Limburg."Indoor Fresh Compost is a high-quality and environmentally friendly ingredient for mature compost. By the end of 2017 all 32 tunnels of.....

Benefits of maintaining the optimum substrate oxygen level

Increasing the oxygen level in the root zone can ensure healthy root growth and can impact crop yields.Low oxygen levels in the growing substrate can play havoc with the health of both vegetable and ornamental plants. Shalin Khosla, greenhouse vegetable specialist at Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and.....