A.M.A. Plastics Ltd, in partnership with BVB Substrates of The Netherlands, is bringing a new version of “sticky peat” to the North American market. BVB Impress® is suitable for press block production and as a germination mix in plug trays. BVB Impress uses white peat with a mixture of other 100% organic materials with no chemical additives, making it airier and more water absorbing for better roots; more dimensionally stable so it holds its shape; and importantly, much lighter for lower handling and transport cost.
Here’s what a Norwegian grower reported this month on BVB Impress: “When you introduced the new substrate for peat blocks last winter, we were told that this should be better than the conventional dark peat. After using one container each week since February, I think that now in the middle of July, we can have a say about the quality: The substrate takes water much faster than ordinary peat. And the seedlings are growing faster after transplanting. We dont have to irrigate so often that we did before. If we make a mistake and don’t give enough water, in the glasshouse or in the field, it’s not so dangerous anymore. This is much better than we expected. Thank you.”
A.M.A. supplies propagation substrates, trays and equipment to conventional, organic or hydroponic growers of greenhouse, field, tree nursery and urban farm crops.
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A.M.A. Plastics Ltd
T: 800-338-1136 or 519-322-1397