Substrate Growing News

  • WHY YOU SHOULD USE COCONUT PEAT AND CHIPS?

    dvanced scientific research into the suitability of coco peat and coco products has been well established. Coir peat was regarded as of no use in the past but it is only an idea belonging to the past.  Scientists and agronomists promote it as the best organic medium to use as substrate because, It possesses high porosity enhancing healthy root growth.  It has natural tendency to ...


    By GW Biosubstrates

  • Coconut industry newcomer leads the way in sustainability

    Apex, the India-based coconut processing company, launches today as the industry leader in sustainability and innovation with the introduction of 12 premium coconut-based products manufactured from its ...

  • New Soil Moisture and Temperature Sensor from Delta-T Devices – the SM150T

    The new SM150T Sensor is ideal for measuring moisture content and temperature in soils and substrates. It has a wide range of applications across science, horticulture and agriculture, and is a reliable and cost-effective sensor for system integrators, who appreciate its ease of installation and simple interface (0 – 1 V DC output). The SM150T’s advanced patented electronics and ...


    By Delta-T Devices Ltd.

  • 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

  • Conference Seeks to Boost Profitability of Fish Farming

    Learn more about seafood safety and the 2016 economic outlook for the aquaculture, or fish farming, industry during the Ohio Aquaculture Association Annual Conference Jan. 29-30. The conference will feature aquaculture experts with Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and Ohio State University South Centers as well as other industry professionals. ...


    By Ohio State University

  • 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 ...

  • ANDRITZ MeWa presents new cross-flow shredder generation for biogas facilities

    ANDRITZ MeWa’s Bio-QZ is used in hundreds of European biogas facilities for processing many different input materials, such as organic waste, corn silage, grass clippings, sugar beets, cattle and horse manure, as well as packaged food that has passed its sell-by date. Flexible tools inside the machine produce a homogeneous substrate that leads to faster gas formation, shorter fermentation ...


    By ANDRITZ AG

  • WEConnect International Europe Conference 2015

    Our CEO, Sandra Sassow will be presenting at the WEConnect International Europe Conference 2015,  to be held on Tuesday 24th November 2015 at the RBS offices in central London. The theme of Sandra’s speech will be how to achieve “Maximum impact With Tiny budget”. One of the biggest challenges small businesses face is how to stand out from the crowd ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • UNEP and Xinhua Heads Sign Agreement on Promotion of Environmental Issues

    The head of the United Nations Environment Programme, Achim Steiner, today signed a renewed agreement with Mr. Cai Mingzhao, President of Xinhua News Agency, to promote environmental issues in China and across the globe. Xinhua has been a key partner of UNEP since 2009, and has been at the forefront of reporting UNEP's news and scientific assessments, including the Global Environment Outlook and ...

  • Optimal substrate moisture content determined for high-quality bedding plants

    The bedding plants sold in retail outlets are typically grown in greenhouse production environments where professionals can monitor irrigation, light, and temperature. When the greenhouse-grown plants reach the retail market, however, they are often subjected to a range of less-than-ideal light levels, temperatures, and irrigation schedules that can be detrimental to plant quality and vigor. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Young Farmers Remain Concerned About Land Availability

    Securing adequate land to grow crops and raise livestock was the top challenge identified again this year in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual outlook survey of participants in the Young Farmers & Ranchers program. That challenge was identified by 22 percent of respondents, followed by economic challenges, particularly profitability, which was identified by 15 percent of the ...

  • 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 S.A.

  • 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

  • Biodiesel Business Academy Offers Improved version of Nonfood Energy Crops Starter Kits

    CJP , the Centre for Jatropha Promotion & Biodiesel ‘s new Nonfood Biodiesel crops like algae, castor, moringa, pongamia, jojoba, simarouba, Mahua, flax, kenaf, Calophyllum etc. are poised for commercialization as the newest, greatest biodiesel feedstock as these crops can produce the greatest amount of feedstock for the lowest input and cost. Good scientific research done by ...


    By Advanced Biofuel Center

  • Ahlstrom achieves Registered Latex Developer certification from HP

    Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high-performance materials company, has taken part in the HP Registered Latex Development Program and a wide number of Ahlstrom's poster papers and wallcover substrates have met the HP compatibility standard. After successful completion of the certification tests on different large-format HP Latex printers, Ahlstrom has been granted the certification of HP ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

  • Ecotopia Social Gamers Click to Plant 25,000 Real Trees

    In an effort to demonstrate how online games can effect positive change in the real world, independent games studio Talkie leveraged its presence at the annual ...


    By Conservation International

  • Ahlstrom makes a major investment to wallcover materials manufacturing in China

    Ahlstrom, a global high-performance materials company, announced today that the company will invest a total of EUR 30 million to a new nonwowen wallcover substrates production line at its Binzhou plant in China, where the company is already manufacturing filtration materials. Deliveries from the new line are expected to start early 2013. According to Jan Lång, CEO and President of ...


    By Ahlstrom-Munksjö

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