Substrates

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…

Royal Brinkman exclusive partner of Riococo in Mexico

Royal Brinkman and Ceyhinz Link join forces to provide growers in Mexico with Riococo coconut substrate mats. "Our specialists in Mexico advise growers on their crop strategy. Substrate is an essential part of this. We already have rock wool blocks and germ plugs in our assortment and now with the…

New substrates offer results without the need for specialized equipment

The HydraFiber family of advanced substrate products is expanding with two new products, HydraFiber Hybrid and HydraFiber EZ Blend, providing a broader range of solutions for growers and soil blenders of any size, anywhere in the world, without the need for specialized processing equipment. HydraFiber…

UK: A decade of coir substrate in commercial strawberry production

Agrovista has been working closely with three key partners over the past 10 years to develop a comprehensive agronomy offering to soft fruit growers. To celebrate this, Agrovista, Botanicoir, Bato and Koppert will join forces at Fruit Focus 2019 to highlight the benefits this arrangement has brought, and…

Paweł Mietlicki, CarboHort

Lignite-based substrate leads to sustainable growing

"What will the world look like in 60 years – will we leave it at least in the same condition we found it in, or how will future generations perceive us, judge us?" It's questions like these that led Paweł Mietlicki to start CarboHort. Seeing the amount of resources used by agriculture, he set out to…

"Growing on a bad substrate is like riding a motorbike with wooden wheels"

“Worldwide the middle class is growing and with it the need for safe food is increasing. That requires a substrate that ensures maximum yield of the crop. That does not only apply to fruit and vegetables, also other crops such as potted plants, flowers and cannabis benefit from a good basis. The…

Mexico: Phase 1 completed of 13 hectare blueberry greenhouse site

US-based FibreDust announces the expansion of operations to include a facility in Cd Guzman Mexico. FD Berries in Cd Guzman, Jalisco under the name of FD Berries S.A de C.V began operations in 2018 with the goal of not only showcasing the popular True Blue blueberry grow bag, but to serve as a proving…

Turkey: Engineer grows greenhouse tomatoes in bags

An engineer, Ergin Inal, in Antalya has managed to successfully grow tomatoes in bags in his greenhouse. The grower had previously managed to grow green pepper in bags and now moved on to tomato production. The grower first filled the bags with perlite and then planted 16 tomato seedlings in each one.…

Klasmann-Deilmann conducted experiment in continued growing of Elsanta

"Good results with new substrate of alternative wood fiber raw material"

Klasmann-Deilmann recently completed a trial with substrates for continued growing of Elsanta at Proefcentrum Hoogstraten. The results show that GreenFibre, an alternative raw material made of wood fiber developed by Klasmann-Deilmann and produced in-house, is an excellent alternative to coconut coir and…

"Human activity means UK peatlands contribute to climate change"

The UK’s peatlands are making a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions because of the way they are managed, a major new study has shown. Peatlands occupy 12% of the UK’s land area and store vast quantities of carbon. Healthy peatlands capture carbon dioxide (CO­ 2 ) from the atmosphere and…

A closer look at the sustainability of growing media

Decreasing arable land, rising urbanization, water scarcity, and climate change exert pressure on agricultural producers. Moving from soil to soilless culture systems can improve water use efficiency, especially in closed-loop systems with a recirculating water/nutrient solution that recaptures the drain…

"RHP-certification next step in the supply of high-quality coco resources"

A good start of the trade fair week for FibreDust. At the GreenTech this week, they can announce that they have recently been officially admitted as an RHP-certified supplier of BVB Substrates. This means that the coco coir substrate that FibreDust supplies to BVB meets the highest quality standards in…

Royal Brinkman Mexico and Villanova Global AG

New Riococo distributors to support global expansion

US-based growing media manufacturer and supplier Riococo has recently expanded its operations in Europe. "The demand for our products is growing in Europe and with the right partners we decided to expand our operations in Switzerland, Germany and Slovakia", Shan Halamba with Riococo says. Therefore an…

Australian grower cultivates strawberries with rockwool in hanging gutters

Damien Manno took the opportunity in 2018 to implement a relatively new method for the cultivation of strawberries by using AIS Greenworks, Grodan rockwool substrates in hanging gutters. Climate and irrigation in the new greenhouse is controlled by Galcon’s Galileo and Fertimix systems (supplied by AIS…

Plug manufacturer Foamplant introduces Growfoam at GreenTech

Growing even more precise with a custom-made foam substrate

It is a product that, with a little imagination, is reminiscent of the old- fashioned kitchen sponge, but then in a high-tech and fully biodegradable jacket. The Growfoam plugs from Foamplant are made with fully biodegradable foam. "The foam has all the good properties of organic substrate, but the…

Netherlands: BVB Substrates to build new warehouse

On May 27, under the watchful eye of Mart van Buuren and the Van Buuren family, grandsons Douwe junior and Sebas drove the first pile of the new modern warehouse of BVB Substrates in De Lier. The warehouse is the first in the substrate sector where products are stored vertically, with a particular focus…


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