Substrates

A biodegradable plant propagation system looking to take off in the Australian market

A new innovative plant propagation system that can be used for all propagation methods is proving to a big hit with Australian horticultural companies, according to its international distributors Klasmann-Deilmann. The company supplies the Growcoon which is a growth and seed plug produced by Maan…

Parliamentary Evening about key role of growing media in sustainable horticulture

On 8 and 9 October 2019, Growing Media Europe (GME) held its annual Autumn Meeting in Brussels, kicking-off with a Parliamentary Evening that brought together political decision makers, growing media producers, representatives of related sectors, scientists and NGOs. Topic of the Parliamentary Evening…

"Adding wood fiber makes coir even better"

FibreDust have released a new premium blend of coir and wood fiber, creating a new level of growing media. “As an organic media, coir has significant advantages. From water retention, to aeration, to low EC and near neutral PH, coir is hard to beat. By adding wood fiber, we have made it even better”,…

Tests with substrate mixtures for strawberries

Recently a study was completed at Genson Quality Plants in St. Oedenrode into the production of three strawberry varieties on substrate with Green Fibre wood fiber in comparison with the use of traditional coco. The results show that the production of strawberries on both substrates is the same. The…

Growers use rockwool to produce specialty crops

While Grodan rockwool may be more often associated with greenhouse tomatoes and cucumbers, controlled environment growers are quickly learning that this substrate is an ideal choice for specialty crop production. Many growers producing controlled environment food crops are familiar with Grodan rockwool.…

New solution in the trend towards peat substitutes

These days, more and more professionals and end customers are demanding peat-reduced substrates. The mineral substrate Perligran is an additive to ensure good results together with peat substitutes. It is a way to create a substrate with good drainage and good aeration – all with a lower weight. In…

"Peat is part of the answer"

Growing Media Europe (GME) participated in the CEO Meeting of the International Peatland Society (IPS) and the Baltic Peat Producers Forum (BPPF) 2019 held on 4-5 September in Palanga, Lithuania. Both events dealt, among other topics, with the overarching question of the future availability of peat as a highly valuable resource…

UK and European biochar companies join forces

Biochar companies Carbon Gold and Carbofex have signed an MOU to establish a commercial agreement that will strengthen both companies’ position in the UK and European markets.   Carbon Gold, the world leading supplier of biochar to commercial crop growers, tree care specialists and sports turf professionals in…

Soil biotechnology company seeks strategic partner

Carbon Gold is seeking investment from a strategic partner to accelerate growth in new and existing markets. Carbon Gold, founded by Craig Sams, founder of Green & Blacks…


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