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Rethinking hydroponic berry production

After analyzing current problems in existing container and hydroponic systems, product designer Israel Holby started to rethink berry substrate production. He came up with a unique design that allows for better fertigation management and oxygen uptake at the plant's roots. With this idea he founded his.....

Grodan Kiem Plugs :

Propagation made easy

The Grodan Kiem Plug made of rockwool offers a unique and effective germination solution. Specifically designed for sowing seeds, Rockwool Propagation Plugs provide a sterile and porous substrate that aids in rapid and even root development. The plugs can be either manually transplanted or used in automated.....

July 19, Kent

UK: Botanicoir releases 'game changer' at Fruit Focus

Botanicoir is launching a ground-breaking new product, that’s said to be a game-changer in the soft-fruit industry, at Fruit Focus. Taking the use of coir substrates to the next level, it's capable of rapid hydration, has optimum air-filled porosity, a superior structure, and offers excellent drainage.....

Green Products inaugurates new production line

Last winter, a complete newly developed production line was set up at Green Products. As a result, the company has become more flexible in the type of tray that can be filled and in the diameter that can be produced.In the range from 13 to 28 mm, the plugs are now available in any desired diameter and.....

German soft fruit growers are discovering Perligran substrates

An interesting development is taking place in horticulture; Perligran substrates, a frequently used amendment in the cultivation of flowers, is increasingly used in the cultivation of food. Soft fruit and many vegetable varieties can be cultivated successfully in a closed system with the RHP-certified and.....

Spain: Presentation of coconut coir suitable for organic agriculture

Grupo Projar has presented its coconut coir products certified for organic use, which serve as soil improvers in agriculture. It has also promoted its range of pots and biodegradable trays that make it possible to transplant without extracting the plant from its container.The company took advantage of its.....

Wim van Wingerden joins Botanicoir:

"Huge potentials in the emerging berry industry"

With the global market for soft fruit growing at a rapid pace, there is a growing demand for substrate solutions specifically tailored to the berry industry. This was the reason for the former Dutch commercial greenhouse grower Wim van Wingerden to take on a new opportunity with UK coir manufacturer.....

Emerging microgreens sector demands smart substrates

Microgreens might be a tiny product, but the industry that produces them has seen huge growth over the last couple of years. This is also noticed by Grow-Tech, a U.S. company that supplies the emerging microgreens industry with propagation felt substrates.Microgreens, Baby Greens and Wheatgrass: These are.....

Grodan launches new slabs for tomatoes and sweet peppers

The new Grodan Supreme slab for sweet peppers and the extended Grodan Elite slab for tomatoes signal the launch of our crop-specific customisation. Both products partner a wide steering range with maximum root development, vigour and a persistent performance – properties that will maintain the right crop.....

Grow-Tech joins the Dümmen Orange family

Grow-Tech, developer and manufacturer of grow plugs and microgreen growing media, is joining the family of businesses of Dümmen Orange. This step reflects the growing importance of scale in the plug business and the opportunity to serve the consolidating young plant growers around the world with innovative.....
June 7, Chichester

UK: Developing new blends of growing media for horticulture

At a workshop based on outputs from project CP 138 ‘Transition to responsibly sourced growing media use within UK Horticulture’, find out how research into new growing media blends could help reduce a dependence on peat use for potted herb growers. Join the event to hear from the researchers directly and to.....

Dutch Plantin tests emission of water and fertilizers

After positive results in 2016 in a pepper crop, Dutch Plantin continues this year with 2 crops of cucumbers. In the peppers they installed their ‘washed type’ coir bags Double Layer. These were buffered and washed prior to the trial started in a closed system. Sodium was around 3-3,5 mmol/ltr during the.....

by Tami Van Gaal, Griffin:

Hydroponic media: Give slab production a second look

For growers implementing controlled environment methods for crops such as cannabis and edibles, new media options can maximize crop growth. Many proven practices in horticultural production can be leveraged to increase efficiencies in cannabis and other hydroponic production. One place to start is by.....

UK: New growing media blends to reduce reliance on coir

Coir-free growing media has the potential to work as well as coir for strawberry crops, if irrigation and nutrition are optimised, delegates at a recent workshop have heard.As part of a project to develop responsibly sourced growing media blends as alternatives to peat, a model is being developed to predict.....