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US: Enroot Products ships first Ameri-Coco bagged coir

EnRoot Products announces the release of Ameri-Coco ‘Ready-To-Grow’ bagged coir. Available in convenient 1.5 cu ft. bags, Ameri-Coco products come in three varieties to suit growers' needs: Root Kandy is the perfect medium for high-value crops with ultra-low EC requirements, Root Kandy is 100% coco coir.....

Acidic and basic effects of floriculture species in peat-based substrate

Floriculture species differ in their effect on substrate-pH and the resulting substrate micronutrient availability in container production. The objective of a new study was to quantify effects of floriculture plant species on substrate-pH.In a growth chamber factorial experiment, 15 floriculture species were.....

Challenging year for growing media producers

Rising costs and a poor harvest have created challenging trading conditions in 2017. Many manufacturers reported having only harvested 60-70% of their budgeted peat volumes. Despite dry weather in spring it has been followed by increasingly wet summer weather during July and August making harvesting more.....

RHP certification for AS Tootsi Turvas

Recently AS Tootsi Turvas has been RHP Horticulture certified for the product peat.Based on research and controls carried out by ECAS, the company meets the requirements as described in the RHP Product Certification Scheme. With the certification of AS Tootsi Turvas now in total 70 certified companies around.....