The use of peat in horticulture is increasingly challenged by governments and NGOs around the world as part of the battle against climate change. The horticulture industry requires good quality, consistent growing media that is available at a good price. For many years peat has ticked these boxes while at the same time growing media producers and researchers have been investigating alternatives.
Find out what the global industry thinks and join in the conversation on 18 May in the ‘Sustainable Growing Media’ webinar from 3pm to 4.30pm CEST. Register, free-of-charge today.
From left to right: Mr. Marko Pomerants, Ms. Cecilia Luetgebrune, and Ms. Catherine Dawson
The webinar will begin with a presentation from Mr. Marko Pomerants, President of International Peatland Society (IPS), who will provide the current global perspective on the use of peat in horticulture and what IPS is doing to support and address sustainability concerns.
This will be followed by a presentation from Ms. Cecilia Luetgebrune of Growing Media Europe who will discuss how growing media suppliers are tackling the issue of sustainability. She will explain more about the barriers to change and how these are being overcome in different countries.
Ms. Catherine Dawson of Melcourt Industries Ltd, UK, will discuss the establishment of the Sustainable Growing Media Sourcing scheme in the UK and how the supply chain is achieving sustainability against the backdrop of strong environmental lobbies.
There will also be a panel session with Mr. Moritz Böcking of Klassmann Deilmann, Mr. Hein Boon of RHP and Mr. Peter van den Dool of Van der Knaap Group. Webinar participants will be able to pose their questions and join the debate.
Facilitated by experienced webinar organizer Jungle Talks, the webinar is supported by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH).
This webinar is free of charge.