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Factors to consider when choosing growing media

A high-quality plant starts with a healthy and strong seedling or cutting. When choosing a substrate to sow seed or to root cuttings, growers often wonder which substrate to use. Choosing the right substrate not only depends on the physical properties of the substrate, but also on the type of plants to be.....

e-GRO puts spotlight on nutritional monitoring

In their latest alert, e-GRO is highlighting Mum, Pansy, Argyranthemum, Celosia, Ornamental Cabbage and Kale, and Zinnia production. Six new nutrient monitoring publications are provided:Nutrient Monitoring of Mum Nutrient Monitoring of Pansy Nutrient Monitoring of ArgyranthemumNutrient Monitoring of.....

Potting media dilemmas & small-scale growers

When growers look back on a successful spring season they often can attribute their success to their employees, their pest management plan, and their plug supplier. Few if any ever credit their potting media supplier, yet the lynchpin for success in any good year can be tied to their potting media. I have.....

Vietnam moves to organic fertiliser

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường said the agricultural sector must speed up the production, usage and consumption of organic fertiliser and reduce the amount of inorganic fertiliser. This move aims to improve plant productivity, quality and aid the.....

UK: Nursery hosts GREATsoils event

Wyevale Nurseries last Wednesday (May 16, 2018) helped to host an event dedicated to good soil management practice. Wyevale Nurseries alongside Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and ADAS hosted a GREATsoils (Growing Resilient, Efficient and Thriving Soils) event for growers focusing on.....