Substrates

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Rice hulls and anaerobic digestion residues as substrate components for potted geranium and rose

Economic and environmental concerns limit peat use for substrate production, promoting interest in alternative materials. Hence, in a new study, 16 substrates were obtained by mixing, in a factorial combination, eight substrates with different ratios of peat, rice hulls (RH), and anaerobic digestion…

SBM Life Science confirms acquisition of BHS's garden business

SBM Life Science is confirming the acquisition of BHS's Garden business, specialized in Fertilizers, Soil, Lawn Seeds, Plant Protection Products, Outdoor Maintenance products,…

from UF/IFAS Extension Greenhouse Training Online:

New videos on 1 to 5 moisture scale for container substrates

Communication on when and how much to irrigate is critical in the production of high quality, uniform plants. The University of Florida IFAS Extension has developed short and simple videos in English and Spanish (“The 1 to 5 Moisture Scale for Container Substrates” / “La Escala de Humedad de 1 a 5 para…

Growing media sector presents ambitious agenda for the future

With the policy “A strong, indispensable basis”, the Dutch Potting Soil and Substrate Manufacturers Association (VPN) has presented the agenda for the future. An 'ambitious agenda' according to the VPN. The substrate sector is committed to continuous improvement with regard to quality, safety and…

Sphagnum magellanicum moss

This product is at the root of orchid success

Sphagnum magellanicum moss is a species of moss that grows in southern Chile. It is quite a versatile product, but mostly used for orchid cultivation. Its high water holding power is the main characteristic of this product and its antibacterial acid compounds prevents root disease. This all results in an…

Sri Lankan coir industry is resilient in the wakes of the Covid-19 pandemic

Due to the growing popularity of coco substrates in the horticultural industry and the quality of the Sri Lankan coco products, the industry has seen rapid growth. That means that the effects of the lockdown were also very big, both for the horticultural supply chain as for the 20,000 people working in…

New CEO for Agaris

Growing Media Europe elects new chairman

Growing Media Europe (GME)'s Chairman Mr. Stefaan Vandaele ceased his position from 25 May 2020, since he left Agaris Belgium in his function as CEO. In order to make the next…

Van der Knaap Group:

Coco production resumed

The past few months the outbreak of Covid-19 led to Van der Knaap production locations in Sri Lanka, India and the Dominican Republic remaining closed till further notice. The production at the Growrite sites has been resumed.  Safety first“Thanks to the various authorities and after good consultation, Van der Knaap Group has received…


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