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"I tested my growing media, now what?"

The number one advice Rosa Raudales of the University of Connecticut gives to growers is: Monitor the pH and EC of the growing media. This recommendation applies to new batches of media or the media in the containers. Last year there were many problems with low pH in the growing media. In CT, many small.....

Peat moss: A sustainable component of growing media

Peat bogs were formed thousands of years ago after the last receding ice age. As peat bogs continue in their evolution, mosses and other plant debris slowly accumulate in thick deposits. In Canada, peatlands cover 280 million acres (113.6 million hectares), or 13% of the land area of Canada. Of this, less.....

Biochar could replace unsustainable peat moss in greenhouse industry

Plant lovers are familiar with peat moss as the major component of potting mix, but harvest of the material is becoming unsustainable. Not only is peat being removed faster than it can re-form, its use in potting mix contributes to the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.“Peat bogs naturally store.....

March 7-9, Shanghai

19th China International Fertilizer Show coming up

From 7 to 9 March 2018 the 19th China International Fertilizer Show (CAC Show) takes place in the New International Expo Center (SNIEC) in Shanghai, China. You can visit Fertiplus Organic Fertilizers (Ferm O Feed) there at Booth N5M23.After 18 years of experience, CAC has become the world's largest.....

Take a peek in Kekkilä's production facility

VIDEO Kekkilä Professional develops and produces high-quality growing solutions for professional growers. How they do that exactly was a topic asked often at the IPM in Essen. Fortunately they also have an answer to it. The route of the substrate and fertilisers is being shown in the new Kekkilä video......

World first for sustainable soils - topora®aqua

Local raw material provides alternative to coconut products

At IPM 2018 the Kleeschulte Substrate Factory introduced to the market a world first - topora®aqua. The first alternative to peat and coconut products, this product innovation exhibits excellent water-retaining properties and thus opens up completely new possibilities for sustainable soils and.....