Substrates

Canada: Government awards $1.9M in financial assistance to Lambert Peat Moss

Lambert Peat Moss is one of the key players in the peat moss industry in Quebec. To ensure its growth, the company is receiving a repayable contribution of $1.9 million from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions. With this financial assistance, the SME will be able to improve its productivity…

Growing healthy oaks: Niagara College students share research

With their unique root systems, oak trees can be tough to grow and often develop root defects during the first stages of growth when roots come into contact with the propagation tray's walls. But where there is a horticulture challenge, there is also an opportunity to find solutions. Under the guidance…

US: APHIS seeks comments on environmental assessment for importing plants in approved growing media

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has prepared and is accepting comments on a draft environmental assessment (EA) for…

GME and CSPMA sign Memorandum of Agreement

During a bilateral meeting in Brussels, the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association (CSPMA) and Growing Media Europe (GME) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on their future cooperation. Jointly representing the Canadian and the European growing media industry, the associations commit to promoting…

The importance of soil & media processing

Every grower knows just how important soil is to the growing process. Getting things just right is essential. Soil processing can be hard, messy, laborious, and time consuming. In today’s industry, competitive growers understand that using soil processing equipment has growing benefits like cost/labor…

Maria Castellani, Flora Toscana on project SubSed:

“We want to turn waste into a supply”

A lot of flowers in Toscana are being produced on peat but in the future they may be skipping the peat for dredge remediated sediments from the port of Livorno. At least that is the aim for the project SubSed that Flora Toscana is working on with the support of the LIFE program of the European Union. “We…

Handelsonderneming C.J. Klep starts with Substrate Optimaal

"Year-round stable supply of substrate is becoming increasingly important"

It all started for Handelsonderneming C.J. Klep in 1994 as a dealer of the well-known peat bales. Nowadays the grower has much more choice and the assortment with substrate mixtures offered by Klep has grown considerably. In order to make it more prominent, Klep has been marketing the substrates under…

"Everything that happens underground influences what grows above"

Jack van Batenburg, Shakti Cocos: "Worldwide, the demand for cocos is increasing. For suppliers, this is not only an opportunity, but also a threat. This creates leeway for suppliers who play fast and loose with quality demands, while quality is of utmost importance in cocos." Since last year, the…


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