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Grigg Brothers re-brands as Grigg

Grigg Brothers, the turf nutrition brand, is being re-branded as simply GRIGG.With a modern, updated look, GRIGG will remain the premier golf and sports turf brand in the BRANDT product portfolio. BRANDT, who bought Grigg Brothers in 2014, is a manufacturer of specialty products for the turf and ornamental.....

Plant-Prod introduces Duo-Tote

Plant-Prod has previously offered fertilizers in bulk to speed up and simplify the process of preparing large tanks of soluble fertilizer. Material compatibility was limiting which formulations we could offer. That is now an issue of the past.The new Duo-Tote has two compartments which keep incompatible.....

US: Sun Gro, Proven Winners form sales & distribution partnership

Sun Gro Horticulture and Proven Winners announced that Sun Gro will produce, sell and distribute Proven Winners branded Premium All-Purpose Potting Soils, Premium Water Soluble Plant Food, and Premium Continuous Release Plant Foods, available to garden centers from multiple stocking distributors. The Proven.....

Scott Barnitz of Bob's Market and Greenhouses on Stockosorb:

US: "Benefits from production to end consumer"

Bob's Market and Greenhouses in Mason, W.V., has been incorporating a water-absorbing hydrogel into its growing mixes since 1995. When this US company first started adding a hydrogel the growing mixes were produced using stationary concrete mixing drums.by David KuackScott Barnitz, vice president at Bob's.....

Turkish investor starts organic fertiliser production in Zambia

A Turkish investor has started producing organic fertiliser to make farming more productive and profitable for farmers in the country.Organic Agriculture Development Zambia Limited is using natural materials readily available in Zambia for the production of organic fertiliser for smallholder and commercial.....

Oxygenation techniques in hydroponic pelargonium

Pelargonium tomentosum Jacq.; the peppermint-scented pelargonium, is an herbaceous groundcover indigenous to the Western Cape of South Africa. Volatile oils are produced by this plant, which are used in the fragrance industry. Studies on other Pelargonium species have shown chlorophyll content may affect the.....

Common root diseases of Chrysanthemums

Nicknamed “mums”, chrysanthemums are one of fall’s quintessential flowers. Chrysanthemums are available in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes. Some of them are more suited for cut flower production and others for outdoor planting.Mums in many parts of the world have special cultural and spiritual.....

10 must-know growing media facts

There are some common questions or issues growers have concerning their soil. Two experts from Premier Tech Horticulture explain the top 10 things you need to know.1. Use growing media shortly after blending or delivery. Growing media does not go bad, but changes do occur with aged product. Changes include.....

The challenges of fertilizing poinsettias

Poinsettias are a beautiful crop grown for the Christmas season. It is a longer crop than most grown in the greenhouse, so it can come with additional challenges. One of these challenges is fertilization. Below are guidelines on the important elements that poinsettias need as well as application rates.....

UK: Sell out first Hort Science Live event

Created by ICL and Bayer, the first Hort Science Live event proved to be a sell-out with over 80 hardy nursery stock growers attending from across the country. Hosted by the Bransford Webbs Plant Company (Ornamental Grower of the Year 2016) in Worcestershire, the event was run in association with the.....