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UK: Grants for peatlands restoration

A new injection of £10m of government money will help restore more than 10,000 football pitches-worth of England’s iconic peatlands.Peat bogs and fens are important habitats that provide food and shelter for wildlife, help with flood management, improve water quality and play a part in climate regulation......

Oasis starts offering Rootcubes retail packs

Smithers-Oasis Company offers a new retail pack of its Oasis Grower Solutions Rootcubes foam media. The new retail pack is available in two sizes, a 104-count sheet and 50-count sheet, both containing two sheets of the foam media per box. Designed with smaller or hobby growers in mind, the Rootcubes packs are.....

US (MA): Molds on the surface of growing media

Occasionally molds appear on the surface of growing media in containers. These are saprophytic fungi which live on dead plant material such as bark, peat, coir or compost. They are more likely to occur when the growing media remains wet for prolonged periods of time, especially during stretches of frequent.....

RHP explanatory video about potting

RHP has developed the potting reference. The results of this provide insight into the density of the substrate by potting. This helps in choosing a substrate that matches the way potting is done and the cultivation method. View it in the new RHP explanatory video below.The potting reference gives an average.....

September 11-13, Rotterdam

International Peatland Society celebrates 50th anniversary with symposium

The International Peatland Society will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Jubilee Symposium and associated events. The venue will be the ss Rotterdam, a former passenger liner and cruise ship that is moored in Rotterdam harbour in the Netherlands.The main jubilee events including symposium, excursions and.....