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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.....

"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.....