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November 27, 2016

How The Sustainability Movement Impacts Growing Media

As consumers continue to focus on sustainability, growers need cost-effective media additives and options that produce high-quality plants, all while conserving precious natural resources and reducing the grower’s carbon footprint.

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November 6, 2016

Growing Media Suppliers Are Focusing On Consistency

Here’s what three companies are doing to educate growers, while delivering products tailored to their specific needs.

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October 6, 2016

Pindstrup Groups Open Modern Wood Fibre Plant In The Baltics

The Pindstrup Group recently opened a new wood fibre plant near Riga, Latvia, for the production of Forest Gold, a new component for growing media.

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October 6, 2016

Online Learning Center Features Advice On Growing Media

This grower resource features videos and articles on how growers can most effectively promote plant health.

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October 5, 2016

How The Wrong Substrate Can Increase Potential For Root Problems

RHP, a European knowledge center for substrates and growing media, recommends using airy substrates in winter to provide more oxygen to the plant.

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September 22, 2016

Peat Moss Supplies Look To Be Down In 2016

The annual harvest update from the Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association calls for below-average numbers in several major production areas.

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August 3, 2016

Learn The Basics Of Growing Media From Texas A&M University

The Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension website offers growers a primer on growth media, from the most common types of materials to how to prepare them.

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August 3, 2016

Penn State University Offers Recipe For Potting Media

A mix of peat moss, vermiculite, or perlite, and compost or organic fertilizers, can provide a suitable environment with sufficient water-holding capacity, nutrient content, and aeration for plant growth and development.

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May 5, 2016

How Nitrogen Influences The pH Of Your Growing Medium

In standard greenhouse fertilizers, nitrogen is supplied as ammonium, nitrate, or urea. Each of these three nitrogen sources, when taken up by plant roots, produces different chemical reactions with differing effects on the growing medium pH.

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As the pots continue around the carousel, bark is pushed into the pots and settles around the roots, which helps to avoid compaction in the growing media

May 5, 2016

Three Factors That Can Impact The pH Of Growth Media

Water alkalinity, fertilizer, and plant species can each play a role in the pH of your growth media.

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April 21, 2016

Nutrient Supply Makes A Difference In Soil Media Testing

Research from the University of Massachusetts highlights the differences approaches to soil media testing, and when to use them.

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April 21, 2016

Michigan State University Offers Tips On Greenhouse Soil Testing

Improper pH and higher than adequate nutrient levels are among the many reasons for regular soil testing.

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