Time to inject vitality back into crops

With the recent warmer weather following hard on the heels of the coldest May on record, ICL’s Andrew Wilson advises growers to consider applying a quality water-soluble fertilizer to inject vitality back into struggling crops. “The low light levels and cool, wet conditions have left many plants looking…

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Study on zeolites encapsulated with organic matrices in ornamental plants fertilization

The aim of this research was to evaluate the fertilizing capacity of an innovative zeolite product, characterized by an encapsulated structure with an organic matrix on…

India: indoor flower farming guide & different methods of cultivation

Indoor flower farming is also called floriculture, a branch of horticulture concerned with flowering plants. Floriculture crops include house plants, bedding plants, cut greens, and cut flowers. Floriculture is a fast-emerging venture on the world scenario growing at a modest annual rate of about 8-10%.…

Nano trace elements advantages: stronger plants and sustainable use

Hortus recently entered into an exclusive partnership with B+H Solutions GmbH for the sale and distribution of Nano trace elements. "Nano trace elements strengthen plants, making them stronger and more resilient, and rendering a better structure and produce a greater yield per square meter. Nano trace…

Pro-Mix:

"Best growing media for mums and perennials"

Several Pro-Mix blends are suitable for mums, perennials and small nursery containers, including peat/bark blends and peat/chunk coir blends. All Pro-Mix products contain wetting agent to facilitate water absorption and distribution, limestone for pH adjustment and a starter nutrient charge to help…

Brazil: Strategies of fertilizer application for ornamental pineapple plants

The production of ornamental pineapple plants in pots is a recent mode of growing pineapple that requires information on application of soil mineral fertilizers to compose the…

Pros and cons of using controlled-release fertilizers in the greenhouse

Controlled-release fertilizers (CRFs) offer a few advantages for growers. CRFs are granular fertilizer particles that are coated with a polymer or resin that restricts the…

US: Ohio begins producing single-step liquid fertilizer

In late 2020, British biochemist and plant scientist, Dr. Russell Sharp, announced a breakthrough in both hydroponics and soil cultivation. "Gold Leaf is the world's first, true single-step liquid fertilizer to contain every essential plant nutrient in one bottle," they say. Unique chemistry has been…

Biostimulants offer sustainable alternative

Used correctly, proven biostimulant products are making a useful addition to the grower’s toolbox helping to optimize plant health, writes ICL Technical Area Sales Manager - Sam Rivers. With an ever-reducing range of conventional crop protection products, growers are increasingly switching to more…

Sustainable fertiliser use in field-grown ornamental crops guide

This guide has been translated from the original publication in agreement with PCS - Ornamental Plant Research, a research station in Destelbergen, Belgium. Within it, you can…

Fertilizer rates and impact on root diseases

Ask any grower what the primary cause of root rot diseases is in their plants and they will tell you it is caused by overwatering. While overwatering may enhance disease development it is not the sole factor. For any disease to attack a plant, three conditions must be present; first, the pathogen must be…


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