Substrates

How to maintain the proper pH of a growing medium

When asked “How do you maintain the proper pH of a growing medium?”, often the answer is to adjust the water pH to achieve a growing medium pH in the ideal range of 5.6-6.2. This is simply not true. Many hydroponic companies suggest nutrient programs that use reverse osmosis to strip the water of all…

Influence of substrate on shelf life of Phalaenopsis

Earlier this year, the Post-Harvest Knowledge Centre of FloraHolland in Naaldwijk conducted a trial to investigate how the use of different substrates affects the shelf life of Phalaenopsis. For the purpose of this trial, the shelf life of Phalaenopsis in 12 cm pots filled with different Fibre-Neth coco…

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Legro acquires 50% stake in Botanicoir

Two producers in the substrate industry will join forces. The Dutch substrate producer and supplier Legro has purchased 50% shares in Botanicoir, the British/Sri Lankan coir manufacturer. "This partnership will enable Botanicoir to make the necessary investments to cater to the increasing global demand…

Paskal DrainVision Floor-Scale

"Following the online water content in the substrate will improve irrigation efficiency significantly"

Optimal irrigation strategy throughout the day and along the growing period requires a deep understanding of the growing substrate, plant physiology and the water uptake by the plant. In some cases, improper irrigation practice is implemented, accompanied with excess or shortage of water. "Early…

Launch of pure Forest Gold wood fibre delivered in big bags

Pindstrup announces the launch of pure Forest Gold wood fibre delivered in big bags. Forest Gold is wood fibre designed and optimized for use in horticulture. For more than 15 years, the Pindstrup Group has developed and refined Forest Gold, in close collaboration with growers around the world. While…


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