Substrates

New solution in the trend towards peat substitutes

These days, more and more professionals and end customers are demanding peat-reduced substrates. The mineral substrate Perligran is an additive to ensure good results together with peat substitutes. It is a way to create a substrate with good drainage and good aeration – all with a lower weight. In…

Fred Strijk new account manager at Lentse & Slingerland Potgrond

On September 1st, Fred Strijk started as Account Manager at Lentse & Slingerland Potgrond. In this position, he will focus primarily on the export of substrates. Fred Strijk (53)…

"Peat is part of the answer"

Growing Media Europe (GME) participated in the CEO Meeting of the International Peatland Society (IPS) and the Baltic Peat Producers Forum (BPPF) 2019 held on 4-5 September in Palanga, Lithuania. Both events dealt, among other topics, with the overarching question of the future availability of peat as a highly valuable resource…

Steam sterilization for horticultural growing media

Recently, steam sterilization of growing media has been attracting growing interest for its low ecological impact as well as for its high social value. It is used as a viable alternative to Methyl Bromide and other critical chemicals in agriculture which are legally banned by the Environment Protection…

UK: GMA sets out road map timelines towards sustainable growing media

The Growing Media Association (GMA), a group of manufacturers and suppliers producing over 90% of growing media used in UK domestic and commercial sectors, continue to make…

South Central Growers switches to HydraFiber

"We are able to keep the greenhouse cleaner"

South Central Growers, established in 1979, currently has 1,030,354 sq.ft. of environmentally controlled space and 700,000 sq.ft. of outdoor growing space. They grow flowering annuals, hardy mums, and poinsettias for mass merchants and home improvement retailers. Looking for an alternative to perlite,…

UK: Growing 100 percent peat free

Being peat free has been one of the highest priorities for Allwoods, but it has taken them much longer than they thought it would. The company first started moving to peat free composts over 10 years ago when they changed growing their young plug plants, they trialed various plug products and found the…


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