Substrates

Bringing high-tech solutions to low-tech growers

Turkey is one of the largest countries in the world when it comes to horticulture, around 80,000 hectares of greenhouses are spread across the nation. But only a very small part of this area is dedicated to high-tech growing, and it’s getting increasingly difficult for low-tech growers to keep up with…

Launch of pure Forest Gold wood fibre delivered in big bags

Pindstrup announces the launch of pure Forest Gold wood fibre delivered in big bags. Forest Gold is wood fibre designed and optimized for use in horticulture. For more than 15 years, the Pindstrup Group has developed and refined Forest Gold, in close collaboration with growers around the world. While…

"We have seen a lot of growers switching from traditional growing in soil to hydroponic growing"

Switching berry growers benefit from good substrate

The prolonged water shortage challenges growers in Queensland and Australia more broadly to find more sustainable growing techniques. “Water is one of our biggest challenges,” says James Burnett, who has been growing berries for 15 years, with Paradise Fruits. Paradise Fruits has been growing a full…

UK: Garden Organic lobbies to make voluntary peat reduction targets mandatory

Garden Organic have launched a new campaign which aims to end the use of peat in horticulture. To date over 95% of the UK’s peat bogs have been degraded or lost. This wipes out ecosystems - including wild areas that are home to plants, birds and insects, and also increases carbon emissions. As part of…

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…


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