December 5, 2016
New Growing Media Advancements Giving Growers More Options
With innovative, sustainable growing media components, growers will be able to improve plant health, achieve consistency among crops, save money, and reduce inputs, while saving space on storage.
June 13, 2017
Are Your Geraniums Showing Signs of Iron or Manganese Toxicity? It May Be Due to Low pH Levels
Zonal geraniums with low pH can exhibit iron and manganese toxicity symptoms, including marginal chlorosis, leaf speckling, and upward-cupping of the leaves, according to Michigan State University experts.
June 6, 2017
Grow-Tech Introduces New Media Plug, Joins Dümmen Orange Team
Grow-Tech LLC, a designer and manufacturer of stabilized growing media products, is making waves this week with the launch of a new plug and an announcement that it is joining forces with Dümmen Orange.
May 9, 2017
How to Test and Correct for Low Substrate pH in Your Growing Media
If you mix your own or purchase a pre-mixed substrate, it is recommended you determine the initial pH. In too many cases, growers end up discovering low substrate pH.
January 2, 2017
Why You Need To Know What’s In Your Growing Media Mix
Before you buy growing media mixes or raw materials to mix your own custom blends, here are some important factors to consider.
December 25, 2016
Grow-Tech Patents Plug Designed for Tissue Culture
The ZenPlug from Grow-Tech is used for tissue culture in orchids and difficult-to-root cuttings, and is one of several products recently developed by Grow-Tech.
December 17, 2016
New Growing Media Technology Designed To Promote Healthier Plants
Oasis Grower Solutions recently launched several new innovations that support plant growth and health all the way to maturity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.