Substrate Growing Articles

  • DHN Laser Multimedia Projector Application & Cases

    At present, there are a variety of media publicity methods, among which outdoor advertising is not to be underestimated. In this filed, many advertisers and advertisers want to catch people's attention by shining bright lights, and this form of advertising also causes serious light pollution. Light pollution continues to harm human health, and many countries have begun to regulate it. With the ...

  • Blending and Bagging at Sungro Production Facility

    What’s In The Bag? A recent visit by FibreDust to the Sun Gro Horticulture blending facility, located just outside of Orlando, Florida, gave a glimpse into the business of soilless media and blending. The facility had a massive mixing and bagging line with 14 huge hoppers that added essential ingredients to soilless blends. Numerous tidy bunkers of various additives were scattered ...


    By Waterman Group

  • Vermicompost’s Role in Farming

    One of the main goals of every organic farmer is to build long-term soil fertility and tilth by feeding the soil with a variety of natural amendments. The regular addition of compost is one of the best ways to enhance the soil’s organic and humic content, which helps to build a fertile soil structure. This soil structure makes better use of water and nutrients. It is easier to till and, ...


    By Agrivi Ltd

  • Q&A with Greenhouse Expert Theo Van de Sande

    Here at Illumitex we pride ourselves in not only our products, but our expert staff as well. Theo Van de Sande, our Senior Greenhouse Consultant, sat down with me to answer a few questions over greenhouse farming. But before we give you tips from a pro, a little background on Theo – Theo is a third generation greenhouse grower from the Netherlands with over 30 years of experience and ...


    By Illumitex

  • Coir - The Ideal Growing Medium for Strawberries

    In June 2015, newspapers around Britain were buzzing about an offer from Marks and Spencer which sought to revolutionize gardening and retail shopping. For the first time in history, UK shoppers were given the opportunity to ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Where Do Ketones and Butanol Come From during ERD?

    Acetone, butanol and other ketones are often detected at low levels during anaerobic bioremediation (Jacob et al., Battelle Bioremediation Symposium Proceedings, 2005). These compounds can be produced during anaerobic fermentation by the bacterium Clostridium acetobutylicum and a variety of related organisms growing on substrates such as potatoes, corn, rye, millet, cheese whey, apple pomace, ...


    By EOS Remediation, LLC

  • GWT- Agro-Z nutrient soil medium enhancer - Case Study

    Genesis Water Technologies case study for GWT Agro-Z specialized natural soil enhancement medium. This case study document shows the differences between vegetables grown with GWT Agro-Z zeolite soil medium and vegetables grown without this medium. Trials of seedling plants grown with the GWT Agro-Z medium have shown improvements in primary root development. Studies have resulted in better ...

  • Pigs: Montfort Boys Town, Fiji

    Before 1996, Montfort Boy's Town, a school for disadvantaged boys in Suva, Fiji, taught students how to raise both food and funds by farming fish in ponds. In 1996, ZERI and Professor George Chan arrived, proposing a new integrated farming system that would expand their current efforts into FIVE healthy new enterprises by simply gathering the waste generated by a local brewery. These new revenue ...

  • 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

  • Clock House Farm: optimising growing conditions and irrigation efficiency in high volume soft fruit production - Case Study

    Clock House farm nestles in the rolling hills of Kent a few miles south of Maidstone in the UK. The expansive 250 acre farm grows a variety of fruit, including strawberries, raspberries and blackberries. ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • Using coir as a growing susbstrate - sustainably and ethically

    Manufactured from the inner husk of coconuts, coir is, but its very nature, produced in distant, and often developing, countries. This means that there is also an ethical slant to consider, as well as the question of shipping costs and carbon use. As retailers apply more pressure on their suppliers to focus on sustainability and ethics, these points are becoming increasingly important. Growers ...


    By Botanicoir Ltd

  • 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

  • Coffee cherry husk - a potential feed stock for alcohol production

    Coffee cherry husk (CCH) a toxic agro waste was tested for alcohol production by native yeast isolates. Out of five isolated yeasts, two produced acceptable amount of alcohol production from CCH extract. Pichia CJ isolated from rotten carrot and Clavispora CI isolated from coffee effluent produced maximum yield of 9.2 and 8.0%, respectively. Solid substrate fermentation (SSF) using CCH supported ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Waste not in Asheville

    Asheville, North Carolina, has gained a national reputation as a hub of local and artisanal foods. In fact, the local foods movement in this Southern Appalachian city has become so embedded in the community consciousness that the city has dubbed itself “the world’s first Foodtopian Society.” There are hundreds of unique restaurants, dozens of bakeries, breweries and ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The environment is our lifeblood at CoirGreen

    We live in a time when the insufferable arrogance of man has laid waste to the most beautiful planet in the solar system. The current statistics regarding the Earth’s environment portray a scary picture. The world’s rain forests could completely vanish in a hundred years at the ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Comparison of date-palm wastes and perlite as culture substrates on growing indices in greenhouse cucumber

    Abstract Different substrates have several materials which could have direct and/or indirect effects on plant growth and development. Therefore selecting the best substrate between the ...

  • Trenbolone causes mortality and altered sexual differentiation in Xenopus tropicalis during larval development

    Trenbolone is an androgen agonist used in cattle production and has been measured in aquatic systems associated with concentrated animal‐feeding operations. In this study, the authors characterized the effects of aqueous exposure to 17β‐trenbolone during larval Xenopus tropicalis development. Trenbolone exposure resulted in increased mortality of post‐Nieuwkoop–Faber stage 58 tadpoles at ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Coco peat (Coir pith, coir fiber peat) is an Environmentally Sustainable Product for the Horticultural & Agricultural sector

    Coconut fiber usage has become very common among professionals in various industries due to the versatility of the product. In the horticultural, agricultural, or erosion control sector, coir has a remarkable reputation for its superiority to other available natural materials in the market. Coir fiber is found between the husk & the outer shell of a coconut husk. The individual fiber cells ...


    By CoirGreen

  • Heat for several houses in Münster, Germany

    Location Münster/Germany Capacity 370 kWel In operation since 12/2007 Input materials Cattle liquid manure, maize silage Features Biogas plant operators are using exhaust heat to heat several residential houses. Biogas plant operators are using exhaust heat to heat several ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Current research projects

    Phosphorus availability as influenced by organic residues in five calcareous soilsInvestigator: Mohsen Jalali, Department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, IranObjectives: To investigate the effect of time and organic residue addition on P availability in some calcareous soils. The use of organic residue is appropriate in maintaining long-term ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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