Substrates

James Kapombe, Cocogrow, nominated for Foya Awards Agripreneur of the year (under 30, Kenya)

"Our major focus is to be a plant propagation company offering propagation solutions"

The combination between making good use of the high amount of coconut husk waste that is being produced in Coastal Kenya and the need for coco peat among horticulture growers. That was the reason for James Kapombe to establish his own company Cocogrow in 2018, sourcing coco peat locally. Right after the…

Peat and Peatlands

Science in the service of peatland management

The Canadian horticultural peat moss industry has for many years partnered with the nation’s most respected peatland researchers. Their objectives are to get a better understanding of the peat resource, the peatland ecosystem and its functions, to understand how certain activities might influence these…

Strong disease suppressing effects with TerrAktiv PLUS

Microbial enriched growing media

The biological suppression of common plant diseases increasingly becomes the preferred alternative to chemical plant protection. Adding biostimulants to a growing medium can induce the required suppressing effects. Based on long-term research, Klasmann-Deilmann has developed TerrAktiv PLUS, a unique constituent consisting of…

Wood fiber and coir blend leads to new, sustainable substrate

US based FibreDust announces the release of Coir WTF 70/30. "The patent pending blend takes coir to the next level. We are blending wood fiber and coir at our factories and compressing the product for efficient global delivery in grow bags, grow cubes, disks, layflat slabs, and more. "Fibredust is always…

Troy Buechel, Premier Tech Horticulture:

"Biofungicide + Mycorrhizae: It's A Game Changer!"

In this video below, Horticulture Specialist Troy Buechel talks about Premier Tech Horticulture's growing solution with PRO-MIX active ingredients Biofungicide + Mycorrhizae, the most innovative and advanced growing medium in the industry. "Professional growers are offered the opportunity to get the…

HydraFiber

HydraFiber and EZ Blend products now offered in 95-cubic-foot tower option

Growers can now purchase HydraFiber Ultra 160 and 365 formulations, as well as HydraFiber EZ Blend, in 95-cubic-foot towers. The towers do not require any specialized equipment and growers can pad mix or use ribbon blenders to break apart the tower material to incorporate it into their substrate mixes…

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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…


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