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Preventing premature budding in mums

Premature budding in mums is a common problem that many mum growers see from time to time. There can be several causes to this problem and it can involve an entire crop coming into flower early or it is scattered within a crop. In some cases, there is inconsistent, premature budding that occurs within.....

NL: "Ekote makes additional fertilizing during the growth process unnecessary"

Plant grower Fokke de Boer talks about his experiences with Ekote Controlled Release Fertilizers in cultivating plants and flowers. The Dutch grower cultivates a range of different flowers and plants like Petunias, Lobellias, Bacopas and Glechomas. “Ekote enables me to spend more time on my company and.....

Improve water and nutrient management with Retain

RainSoil debuts new substrate enhancer at Cultivate

Growers in North America can now rely on Retain substrate enhancer to help them with water- and nutrient management in a wide variety of crops. “Retain is a dry-granular superabsorbent polymer additive intended for both water and nutrient retention and release in soil and soilless media,” explains Dr. Johann.....

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US: RainSoil debuts natural silicon-based liquid soil amendment

Greenhouse and nursery growers now have the ability to easily incorporate root-building silicon into their production programs with the introduction of Sitality™ L, the new natural silicon-based liquid soil amendment from RainSoil.“Silicon is a beneficial plant nutrient widely recognized for its ability to.....

Fertilizing mums with water soluble fertilizer

Have you ever considered how much food a person eats from infant to mature adult? Babies and young children eat very little food. As they enter the teen years, food consumption greatly increases as their growth and development are most rapid. Then as adults, food consumption decreases (or should decrease) as.....

Plant-Prod to showcase new Duo-Tote at Cultivate’17

On July 15-18 Plant-Prod will be in Columbus, Ohio for the Cultivate’17 trade show. They will be showing the new Plantex by Plant-Prod Duo-Tote which is a new bulk packaging format for pre-mixed plant nutrition formulations. It is suitable for larger growers and is quicker and easier to use than bags, giving.....

Mycorrhizae and plants make great allies

In undisturbed soils, mycorrhizal fungi are a major component of the soil's natural microflora, but their presence is not guaranteed in all soils when transplanting new plants in a garden bed or in newly landscaped areas. Sometimes, nature needs a little help.Mycorrhizal fungi live in symbiosis with the.....

Earth Alive's Soil Activator registered in Ukraine

Earth Alive Clean Technologies has gained registration in Ukraine for the sale of its organic and patent-pending biofertilizer, Soil Activator.Miguel Monroy, Director of Business Affairs for Earth Alive, said, “The registration process was challenging, but Ukraine is a strategic starting point for Earth.....

US: Nutrient, pH, alkalinity, and ionic property levels in basins

In a new study, nine runoff containment basins (RCBs), used directly or indirectly for irrigating plants in ornamental plant nurseries, and one adjacent stream were sampled for water quality between Feb. and July 2013 in Maryland (MD), Mississippi (MS), and Virginia (VA).Triplicate water samples were taken.....

e-GRO Alert by W. Garrett Owen, Josh Henry, and Brian E. Whipker

Nutritional monitoring in marigolds

Marigolds require a low to medium level of fertility at 100 to 200 ppm N. The optimal pH range is between 5.8 to 6.2. This will avoid low substrate pH induced iron and manganese toxicities which occurs if the pH drifts lower than 5.5. Substrate pH values above 6.5 can also inhibit iron availability.by W......

Australia: Biosecurity a ‘no brainer’ for growing media manufacturers

The increasing threat of exotic pests, weeds and disease that comes with globalisation has put biosecurity preparedness top of mind for Queensland based group, Green Fingers Potting Mix and Rocky Point Mulching.Now in their sixth year at a 70 acre site at Woongoolba, located north of the City of Gold Coast,.....

UK: AHDB Nutrient Management Guide available for download

The new AHDB Nutrient Management Guide (RB209) is now available to download as app and interactive digital versions.The guide, which is being launched on 24 May at the Grassland & Muck event, offers best practice guidance on the application of mineral fertilisers, manures and slurries to crops and.....