Fertilizers

Video: Everything you need to know about Mycorrhizae

Mycorrhizae is a fungal organism, Glomus Intraradices, that was extracted from the soil. It is not genetically modified and is therefore entirely natural. In this video, Horticulture Specialist Troy Buechel talks about one of the active ingredients contained in PRO-MIX growing media: Mycorrhizae. You…

Air porosity: What is it and how important is it?

Most commercially produced growing media are composed of a combination of one or more components, such as sphagnum peat moss, perlite or pumice type materials, coir, bark or wood products, vermiculite and other materials, to produce distinct physical properties that will provide the plant with the best…

"Have you evaluated your irrigation water quality recently?"

As an Extension Educator with Penn State I spend my winters on the speaking circuit addressing growers and farmers on a variety of topics. One of the many talks that I cover deals with irrigation water quality and its impact on both plant growth and pesticide efficacy. Before I start into my…

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…

US (FL): Fertilizer ordinance update for late 2018 and early 2019

"The year of 2018 was a difficult one for the green industry, and set the stage for a difficult 2019. While there were a few victories, it will mostly be remembered for the…

"Chelated calcium benefits poinsettias"

Vegetatively propagated unrooted cuttings of annual ornamentals are typically grown in equatorial locations and shipped via airfreight to propagators located in temperate climates. Cutting quality, defined as the resistance to external forces—such as physical damage and pathogen infection—has an impact…

US: Overview of plant growth regulators for greenhouse production

Plant growth regulators (PGRs) applied to greenhouse crops can suppress or promote growth, increase branching, or promote or delay flowering. To produce high-quality compact flowering plants proportional to container size, growers can use non-chemical and chemical methods. A new article from Michigan…

Kenya: 1,000-tonne fertiliser for flowers stuck at the port

More than 1,000 metric tonnes of fertiliser meant for flowers are stuck at Mombasa port awaiting clearance by the government’s multi-agency team. The consignment cannot be released until a team headed by Deputy Head of Public Service Wanyama Musiambo clears it. Fertiliser suppliers said the delay could…

Kenya: Exporters shake off fertiliser delays to meet flower demand

Kenyan flower companies are meeting the current high demand for flowers despite experiencing fertiliser delays last year. The first quarter of every year is the peak season for flowers in Europe and Kenyan exporters, the biggest supplies to the region, pull out all stops to meet the demand. There were…

US: A versatile combination of endo- and ectomycorrhizal fungi

Mycorrhizal Applications continues to refine their line of professional soil health products with the addition of MycoApply Ultrafine Endo/Ecto. This new product has been developed in response to the popularity of MycoApply Ultrafine Endo, and introduces the addition of ectomycorrhizal fungi, in order to…


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