Substrates

Compact cultivation of kalanchoe without the use of Tilt

Van der Knaap has researched compact cultivation of kalanchoe in collaboration with the growers of Blos5. Blos5 is a cooperative of kalanchoe growers who work together in the…

Coco production under pressure due to COVID-19 outbreak

With lockdowns in both Sri Lanka and India and disturbed transport chains, the supply of coco substrates is under pressure. Jack van Batenburg with Shakti Cocos explains how the company tries to take care of their production and their people.  Sri Lanka and India are Shakti Cocos' main production regions for…

Growing Media Europe welcomes four new members

Growing Media Europe (GME) keeps growing with four new members having joined the association since the beginning of 2020. The companies Eifel-Holz AG, Floragard and Hawita as…

Oboya increases sales of environmentally friendly cultivation products

Oboya has received several inquiries regarding environmentally friendly cultivation products made from Swedish biomaterials. During the upcoming peak season, the company has taken several orders from customers and growers of fresh herbs and salads in the Scandinavian market. Oboya expects sales of…

"Growers and consumers increasingly opt for sustainable potting soil"

The potting soil supplier Agaris has been awarded with the Chain Custody RPP certificate. A requirement to achieve certification is that the company extracts all its peat from peatlands that have been certified by the independent Foundation Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP). This ensures that this precious…

Cigarette butts could be used to grow ornamental plants

Cigarette butts could soon be recycled and used as an inert substrate on which to grow ornamental plants by hydroponic cultivation. This is the aim of a research project coordinated by Lorenzo Guglielminetti, a researcher from the Centre of Agro-Environmental Research "Enrico Avanzi" at the University of…


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