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NL: Trials with Lisianthus on substrate finished

From 2014 to 2016, we performed thirteen trials with Lisianthus cultivation on substrate on an area of 1000 m2. The aim was to limit the emissions of CO2 (less soil steaming, more energy-efficient cultivation), nutrients (recirculation of drainage water with closed water loops) and pesticides (hygienic.....

UNH research:

Microbial traits, not plants, determine abundance of soil organic matter

Healthy soil is rich in organic matter, but scientists have yet to fully understand exactly how that organic matter is formed. Now a team of University of New Hampshire scientists have uncovered evidence that microbial pathways – not plants – are the chief originator of the organic matter found in stable.....

Dirk Mühlenweg, Knauf

From Kilimanjaro to Perligran

For 25 years now, Dirk Mühlenweg has been the responsible sales manager for the horticulture business unit at Knauf, producer of substrates made from perlite. Being a learned gardener and stately approved landscaping specialist, he witnessed an enormous development in horticulture during these 25 years. Thus.....

Grow-Tech patents tissue culture plug

Grow-Tech, a designer and manufacturer of growing media, has patented the ZenPlug for tissue culture (orchids) and difficult-to-root cuttings. This plug is one of several innovative products by Grow-Tech that seeks to solve grower challenges by increasing efficiency and propagation rates. Patent.....

December 7, Zwijndrecht

NL: Jiffy opens new substrate mixing facility

On Wednesday December 7th, Jiffy’s new 1Plant will be officially opened by Dagfinn Andersen, CEO of Jiffy International AS, parent company of Jiffy Products International BV. Many of Jiffy’s customers and business relations have been invited to participate in the festivities around the official.....

UK: Drive to encourage youngsters into the horticultural industry

Skills shortages brought about by the lack of young people joining the horticultural sector, has been described as ‘nearing crisis levels’, and has subsequently fuelled a recent discussion group at Pershore College. According to responses to ‘The Horticulture Matters industry group’ survey*, 72% of 200.....