November 13, 2017

International Growing Media Symposium Comes to the U.S.

This International Symposium, with representatives from 21 countries, covered new market opportunities, generated innovative ideas, and offered first-hand information to more than 150 attendees.

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Oasis PlantPaper

September 25, 2017

Oasis Introduces New Biodegradable Paper Wrap for Plant Propagation

PlantPaper is an all-natural, bio-based, wrap media that contains no glue and provides more effective rooting.

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LM-Bark 1 (Lambert Peat Moss)

September 25, 2017

European Growing Media Manufacturers Face Challenging Market Conditions

Rising costs and a poor harvest have created challenging conditions for the growing media industry in 2017, according to the UK-based Growing Media Association.

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Growing Media Mixing Model

August 28, 2017

New Mixing Model Predicts Rooting Media Properties

Researchers at Wageningen University & Research have developed a mixing model that predicts the properties of a mix of constituents in any growing media ratio.

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Vijay Rapaka

July 30, 2017

Oasis Grower Solutions Hosting Plant Production Webinar

The webinar, which takes place on Aug. 10, will provide information on growing media for cutting propagation and seed germination.

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New Growing Media Blends

July 26, 2017

British Researchers Evaluating New Media Blends to Reduce Coir Reliance

Research in the United Kingdom has shown that coir-free growing media has the potential to work as well as coir for strawberry crops, and these research results likely apply to greenhouse production, as well.

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Iron and Manganese toxicity in geranium

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.

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GrowTech CatEyePlug Feature

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Various Wood Substrates

December 18, 2016

The Evolution And Revolution Of Wood Substrates

Growing media formulations are evolving as researchers fine tune blending techniques for wood component substrate alternatives to achieve reliable, consistent results.

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