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New videos on 1 to 5 moisture scale for container substrates

Communication on when and how much to irrigate is critical in the production of high quality, uniform plants. The University of Florida IFAS Extension has developed short and simple videos in English and Spanish (“The 1 to 5 Moisture Scale for Container Substrates” / “La Escala de Humedad de 1 a 5 para…

International customer base and distribution rights transferred

Bol Peat takes over Shakti Cocos distribution

Bol Peat B.V. has taken over the operational business of Shakti Cocos B.V. With effect from 1 June 2020, Shakti Cocos transferred the exclusive international distribution rights and the existing customer base to the Dutch trading company. The agreement also includes the acquisition of the Shakti Cocos…

'Nearest to nature' substrates for hydroponic cultivation

GrowSoil Substrates Private Limited is a fully owned Sri Lankan company with over 14 years of experience in the manufacturing & supply of high quality, bio-degradable cocopeat-based growing medium for hydroponic cultivation. Srinath Perera is the company's Managing Director and Technical Advisor and he…

Growing media sector presents ambitious agenda for the future

With the policy “A strong, indispensable basis”, the Dutch Potting Soil and Substrate Manufacturers Association (VPN) has presented the agenda for the future. An 'ambitious agenda' according to the VPN. The substrate sector is committed to continuous improvement with regard to quality, safety and…

Time was right for 'refreshing course' breeding F1 hybrid strawberry varieties

The test with growing strawberry plants on rock wool at ABZ Seeds could be called a refreshing course. What is happening this spring in the greenhouses of the breeder of F1-hybrid strawberry varieties is not new. In the nineties, ABZ and a rock wool producer already performed a test which showed there…

Sri Lankan coir industry is resilient in the wakes of the Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the growing popularity of coco substrates in the horticultural industry and the quality of the Sri Lankan coco products, the industry has seen rapid growth. That means that the effects of the lockdown were also very big, both for the horticultural supply chain as for the 20,000 people working in…

New CEO for Agaris

Growing Media Europe elects new chairman

Growing Media Europe (GME)'s Chairman Mr. Stefaan Vandaele ceased his position from 25 May 2020, since he left Agaris Belgium in his function as CEO. In order to make the next…

UK: Withdrawal of patent on coco coir processing method puts end to dispute

With the withdrawal of a patent on a coco coir processing method, an end has come to an ongoing dispute in the coir industry. UK company Botanicoir has chosen to withdraw its…


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