Plant Potting Articles

  • Editorial: The Business Case

    How do organics recyclers measure success? That is one question we are exploring in preparation for the Opening Plenary — The Business Case For Organics Recycling — at BioCycle EAST COAST17, April 4-7, 2017 in Ellicott City, Maryland, just outside Baltimore. We know many successful organics recyclers, that is if success is defined by factors such as longevity, market leadership, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Decreased cost price advantage of gas CHP use

    From the new Quantitative Information of the Greenhouse Horticulture prove the differences in cost between whether or not CHP use almost to fall away, the carbon footprint using CHP for the heat demand remains more favorable. At different crops is the average realized sales price below the economic cost price. The scale of the companies continues to increase; the NL acreage of the main crops is ...

  • Bell Brothers – showcasing nutrient use efficiency - Case Study

    Glasshouse growing conditions are ideal for using natural biostimulants to increase the efficiency of fertiliser programmes. Neil Chambers, Technical Manager at Bell Brother Nurseries Ltd, has been talking to us about his use of seaweed extract Stimplex to help minimise growing times, produce healthier, more resilient plants and reduce chemical inputs. Increasing ...


    By Ilex EnviroSciences Limited

  • Bicatalytic multistep reactions en route to the one-pot total synthesis of complex molecules: easy access to chromene and 1,2-dihydroquinoline derivatives from simple substrates

    By combining nanocatalysis and base-catalysis, a novel one-pot multistep process was found for the synthesis of substituted heterocycles of biological relevance from simple substrates. It is based on an initial Au/O2 oxidation of allylic alcohols followed by a base-catalysed tandem hetero-Michael/aldolisation/crotonisation with ortho-hydroxy or ortho-amino benzaldehydes. The flexibility of the ...


    By SusChem

  • Facile one pot synthesis of zinc oxide nanorods and statistical evaluation for photocatalytic degradation of a diazo dye

    In the present work zinc oxide nanorods (ZNRs) have been synthesized to estimate its photocatalytic degradation potential on an industrially used diazo dye and optimization of the total treatment process has been designed. Response surface methodology (RSM) has been used to model the operational parameters for this photocatalytic degradation. The crystallite size (101 plane) of the synthesized ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 12 sustainable days of Christmas

    At PE INTERNATIONAL we pride ourselves on our in-depth, scientifically accurate and peer-reviewed assessments and sustainability is in our DNA. So it only seemed natural to tap into our employees’ collective wisdom for tips on how to have a more sustainable holiday season. Here are our 12 Sustainable Days of Christmas, Enjoy! 1. You really know the holiday season has started when you ...


    By thinkstep

  • Can Insects Feed A Hungry Planet?

    Around the world two billion people eat insects on a regular basis. The current hotbeds — or should we say, hot pots — of consumption include Latin America, central Africa and Southeast Asia. As we look for new ways to feed a burgeoning global population, will entomophagy spread to other corners of the ...


    By Ensia

  • Why home composting is so great!

    Have you heard of composting, but just aren’t sure what it means? Not sure why how compost can benefit you? If you haven’t started composting at home yet, now is the time! Home composting is more than just a growing trend among gardeners, it’s a great way to recycle your kitchen scraps and yard refuse into something you can use-compost! So what is compost and why is it so ...


    By Biofinch Ltd.

  • Digested Dairy Manure To High-End Potting Soil

    Robert Joblin and Ted Sniegocki of Cenergy USA based in Little Rock, Arkansas, are not horticulturalists or agronomists. But they are anaerobic digester developers and when falling rates for renewable energy and the loss of the federal Investment Tax Credit grant hit at the same time, the financial models they had been using “fell down.” The need for additional revenue streams for AD ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Promotion of pyrene removal from soils by Bidens maximowicziana

    A pot experiment was conducted to investigate the potential of removal of pyrene from spiked soils planted with Bidens maximowicziana . The removal of pyrene from the spiked soils planted with B. maximowicziana was obviously higher than that from the unplanted soils. After 50 d, the removal ratio of pyrene in the planted soils was 79%, which was 28% higher than that of the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Induced phytoextraction: effect of amendment on phytoextraction of cadmium by poplar rooted cuttings ( Populus nigra L. and Populus alba L.)

    To determine the effect of amendments on cadmium uptake by one-year old poplar rooted cuttings, a pot experiment was carried out. Pots were filled with three substrates mentioned below: 1) loam soil, cocopeat and perlit were mixed in 1:0.5:0.5 (v/v/v) ratio; 2) loam soil and cocopeat were mixed in 1:1 (v/v) ratio (P50%); 3) loam soil. Four treatments of Cd supply including 0 mg kg –1 (no ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CoirGreen™ Growbags combine the benefits of coir and growbags

    The global gardening culture is changing. In the days gone by, people had to till the soil, get dirty and possibly sweat after a ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Application of rural slaughterhouse waste as an organic fertilizer for pot cultivation of solanaceous vegetables in India

    Background:The lack of electricity and water supply in rural abattoirs in developing nations prevents the adoption of waste-processing technologies practiced in economically advanced countries. This research attempts to recycle waste blood and rumen digesta generated in rural slaughterhouses as organic fertilizer, thus promoting sustainable agriculture. Results:The values of 5-day biochemical ...

  • Case study - Garden shop uses rainwater for bedding plants to beat the hosepipe ban

    With the all the rain water falling on the shop’s roof, plus the new yard roof, and being free of charge, Matthew decided to fit rainwater harvesting. He wanted to be able to water the bedding plants and flowers, which are such an important attraction for clients of the shop. The Site Yalden Garden Store in Chalfont St Giles, South Bucks, is a popular shopping destination ...

  • Coir Green Husk Chips ( Coco Chips or Coir husk)

    Coconut husk is the outer layer of the coconut fruit, consisting of long fibers and sponge-like pith particles. In nature, the husk protects the inner germinating seed by resisting excess saturation and salt. The husk, which naturally helps the coconut stay in oat in water, also stays uniformly moist and does not rot. Husk chips (coco chips /Coco blocks) are used as a potting medium, due to their ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Accumulation of weathered p,p′‐DDTs in hybridized Cucurbita pepo cultivars

    Cucurbita pepo spp pepo (zucchini) is known as an exceptional weathered dichlorodiphenyldichloroethylene (DDE) accumulator, whereas Cucurbita pepo ssp ovifera (squash) is termed a nonaccumulator. Experiments were conducted with hybridized zucchini and squash to assess the inheritance pattern of DDX (the sum of p,p′‐dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane [p,p′‐DDT], p,p′‐dichlorodiphenyldichloroethane ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Inactivation of rotavirus in water by copper pot

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of copper pots for inactivation of rotavirus present in water. Distilled water was inoculated with rotavirus (2.2 × 107 plaque-forming units (PFU)/mL) and stored overnight (16 hours) at room temperature in copper pots (test) and in glass bottles (controls). The viable count of infectious virus was tested using a plaque assay on MA 104 monkey ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of pot-chlorination of wells during a cholera outbreak, Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, 2008

    We evaluated the ability of UNICEF-designed pot-chlorinators to achieve recommended free residual chlorine (FRC) levels in well water in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, during a cholera outbreak. Thirty wells were randomly selected from six neighbourhoods. Pot-chlorinators – perforated plastic bottles filled with gravel, sand and calcium hypochlorite granules – were placed in each well. FRC was measured ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Uptake and translocation of lead and pyrene by ryegrass cultivated in aged spiked soil

    A greenhouse study was conducted to investigate the uptake and translocation of lead and pyrene in ryegrass (Lolium multiflorum L), cultivated in spiked soil. After ageing, the pots were cultivated with ryegrass seedlings to investigate soil-to-plant transfer characteristics of lead and pyrene. In the spiked soils, the biomass of plants was not significantly lower in comparison with the control, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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