Substrates

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…

Sakata Seed America announces strategic alliance with Floragard

Sakata Seed America announces the formation of a strategic alliance with major European substrate producer, Floragard Vertriebs GmbH, for exclusive distribution of substrates throughout North America. The alliance will be branded under Sakata Solutions in the NAFTA region and offer a variety of premium…

"Growing on a bad substrate is like riding a motorbike with wooden wheels"

“Worldwide the middle class is growing and with it the need for safe food is increasing. That requires a substrate that ensures maximum yield of the crop. That does not only apply to fruit and vegetables, also other crops such as potted plants, flowers and cannabis benefit from a good basis. The…

"Human activity means UK peatlands contribute to climate change"

The UK’s peatlands are making a significant contribution to greenhouse gas emissions because of the way they are managed, a major new study has shown. Peatlands occupy 12% of the UK’s land area and store vast quantities of carbon. Healthy peatlands capture carbon dioxide (CO­ 2 ) from the atmosphere and…

"RHP-certification next step in the supply of high-quality coco resources"

A good start of the trade fair week for FibreDust. At the GreenTech this week, they can announce that they have recently been officially admitted as an RHP-certified supplier of BVB Substrates. This means that the coco coir substrate that FibreDust supplies to BVB meets the highest quality standards in…

Video: Bark-based growing medium for perennials, mums, trees and shrubs

In this video, Horticulture Specialist Troy Buechel talks about the PRO-MIX BK55 bark-based growing medium which is designed to be used in greenhouse but also outdoors production. It's suitable for containers greater than 6 inch or 1 qt and crops such as perennials, mums, trees and shrubs. For more…

NL: BVB Substrates to build new warehouse

On May 27, under the watchful eye of Mart van Buuren and the Van Buuren family, grandsons Douwe jr. and Sebas drove the first pile of the new modern warehouse of BVB Substrates in De Lier. The warehouse is the first in the substrate sector where products are stored vertically, with a particular focus on…


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