Substrate Growing News

  • Pedro Torres and Horticultorres Introduces New FibreDust Products in Mexico

    In the summer of 2015, Pedro Torres Plaza founded Horticultorres S. de R.L. de C.V., a new company active in the field providing horticultural supplies and consulting to the Mexican greenhouse industry. Before the start of Horticultorres, Torres, an entrepreneur, realized early on that horticulture was his passion. After graduating from ITESM, campus Queretaro as an Agronomist, ...


    By FibreDust LLC

  • Vineland researchers develop new propagation trays

    Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is revolutionizing propagation  systems for the nursery sector through a tray design supporting superior tree root  growth. There is an increasing demand for container tree seedling production  – plug trays  – in North America and a greater focus on higher quality root architecture. Many  current propagation ...

  • Chronica Horticulturae Volume 55 Number 4

    Topics of this number include: Views from the Board ISHS is an international society, but how can we keep achieving more?, R. Tao Issues Metro nature for mental health and wellness: horticulture secondary benefits, K.L. Wolf Multifunctional rooftop horticulture: ...

  • Seaweed extract benefits petunia, tomato transplants

    Seaweed extracts are used widely in agriculture and horticulture production systems. Benefits of the extracts can include early seed germination and establishment, improved crop performance and yield, increased resistance to biotic and abiotic stress, and enhanced postharvest shelf life. A study in the August 2015 issue of HortTechnology determined the effects of rockweed extract, applied as a ...

  • Launch of Growing Solutions Kenya

    Last Friday September 18th the project Growing Solutions Kenya was launched during the Naivasha Horticultural Fair. The launch was carried out by Mr. Bert Rikken, agricultural counselor, Peter Muthee, director of Latia Resource Centre, local partner of Growing Solution Kenya and Mr. Harm Maters, chairman of Growing Solutions by disclosing the Growing Solutions billboard. Growing Solutions Kenya ...


    By Genap B.V.

  • ABIH® LinkedIn Group Celebrates 725+ Members & Growing

    Earlier this month, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s LinkedIn group reached a new milestone with its 725th member.  The LinkedIn group, launched in late 2012, has been growing at a steady rate as more Certified Industrial Hygienists and the greater industrial hygiene community turn to social media for news, updates and information.   Social media has ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Visualising nanoscale changes in the electronic properties of graphene

    NPL's Quantum Detection Group has recently published a study in Scientific Reports that casts a new light on the electronic properties of quasi-free standing graphene (QFSG), a material that may find applications in high speed electronics, sensing and electronic applications. The study, which was ...

  • Water content thresholds recommended for Gardenia jasminoides

    More efficient irrigation management has become a primary focus in sustainable container plant production as growers look for ways to improve resource use and mitigate negative environmental impacts of fertilizers and pesticides that are often found in nursery runoff. Among the new technologies for increasing irrigation efficiency is the use of soil moisture sensors for automated irrigation. The ...

  • Fertilizer placement affects nutrient leaching patterns

    Controlled-release fertilizers (CRFs) are a widely used method of delivering nutrients to nursery container crops. The fertilizers contain encapsulated solid mineral nutrients that dissolve slowly in water, and are then released into substrates over an extended period of time. Although the use of CRFs is an accepted practice, growers and researchers are always looking for ways to decrease ...

  • ABIH’s LinkedIn Group Celebrates 500 Members & Growing

    Earlier this month, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s LinkedIn group reached a new milestone with its 500th member.  The LinkedIn group, launched in late 2012, has been growing at a steady rate as more Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIHs) and the greater industrial hygiene community turn to social media for news and information.   ...

  • GreenTech announces over 45 topics in the sessions programme

    Gain knowledge and grow your business perspective, obtain key advice and build knowledge from over 40 inspirational speakers tackling over 45 topics on the GreenTech Stages. Delve deep into the new trends and hottest topics, as well as practical hands-on advice from real-world cases and years of experience. The three stages are located on the three theme pavilions water, energy and biobased. An ...


    By Amsterdam RAI

  • NRDC and Berkeley Food Institute Announce Winners of the 2014 Growing Green Awards

    Today, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Berkeley Food Institute (BFI) celebrate four remarkable leaders who are advancing sustainable food and agriculture at the sixth annual Growing Green Awards. Chosen from hundreds of nominations submitted across the country by a renowned panel of judges, the 2014 ...

  • TGA success at the Horticultural Oscars

    Five years on from winning this prestigious award for the first time, the British Tomato Growers’ Association (TGA) were delighted to once again have their efforts recognised by being awarded the top prize in the marketing category at the recent national ‘Grower of the Year Award’ ceremony held in London, for their 2013 marketing campaign.  TGA Secretary Julie Woolley ...


    By Tomato Growers Association

  • New tests confirm efficiency of Hortipray® micronutri Fe as an alternative to chelates

    Following initial successful tests of Prayon’s Hortipray® micronutri Fe on cucumbers, new experiments carried out on tomatoes and strawberries at the Hoogstraten Research Centre (Belgium) have confirmed the product efficiency in enhancing iron uptake by the plant in substrate grown crops. This new fertiliser is a combination of iron and specialty phosphate developed and patented by ...


    By Prayon Group

  • Two Organizations Join PEFC International as International Stakeholder Members

    “PEFC is pleased to welcome the European Timber Trade Federation (ETTF) and theInternational Council of Forest and Paper Associations(ICPFA) as PEFC International Stakeholder members,” said Ben Gunneberg, PEFC Secretary General, following their acceptance during the PEFC General Assembly. “We are looking ...


    By PEFC International

  • Statement on WWF Canada`s `We don`t farm like this´ animation

    The MSC understands the concerns about the animation recently released by WWF Canada and appreciates their swift action at the request of MSC to remove it from their media channels. The MSC did not participate in the creation of the animation, nor does it endorse it. The message delivered in the animation is confusing, creates a negative message about some fishing gears and fails to indicate the ...

  • ABIH LinkedIn Group Continues to Grow in Popularity

    Today, there are over 200 million users of the internet’s largest professional network, LinkedIn.  It is an impressive statistic for a ten year old service that is used by professionals across the globe.  A popular feature of LinkedIn is the 1½ million groups on the network that allow people to communicate and share information about various topics.  Over 80% of ...

  • Premier Tech makes another acquisition in Europe

    Premier Tech is pleased to announce the acquisition of its partner Falienor, French leader in the formulation of growing media whose head office is located in Vivy, France. With this acquisition, Premier Tech integrates the renowned expertise of some 110 skilled team members to its European team which is now close to 450. This transaction allows Premier Tech to increase its global ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Let`s add climate knowledge to agroforestry plans

    We need to know more about how smallholder agroforestry can help farmers adapt to climate change, write James Roshetko and Rodel Lasco. Much is known about agroforestry — the mixing of tree species with crops and livestock to enrich farmers' livelihoods. But less is known about how it can help farmers adapt to climate change. This gap in our knowledge is increasingly ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Metrohm awards poster prizes at Electrochemistry 2012

    This year, Metrohm and Metrohm Autolab again awarded poster prizes at Electrochemistry 2012, which took place September 17 through 19, 2012 in Munich, Germany under the motto "Fundamental and Engineering Needs for Sustainable Development." More than 400 scientists discussed current research work and developments in the areas of new battery types and electrochemical storage concepts, fuel cells ...


    By Metrohm USA Inc.

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