January 7, 2018
How Direct-Stick Meters Can Help Take the Guesswork Out of Soil pH
Monitoring your soil pH is critical to maintaining the health of your greenhouse crops. Try these tips for managing pH, as well as accurately testing your soil with direct-stick soil pH meters.
May 23, 2018
How Low Substrate pH Can Cause Lower Leaf Chlorosis
Geraniums grown in substrates below an optimal pH range will exhibit chlorotic leaf spotting between veins, interveinal chlorosis, and marginal and leaf necrosis of the lower foliage.
May 20, 2018
Smithers-Oasis Now Offering Rootcubes Foam Media in Retail Pack
Designed with smaller or hobby growers in mind, the Rootcubes packs are also ideal for larger growers to use for trials.
December 8, 2017
The Sustainability of the Peat Industry Looks Better Than You Think
Despite talk about alternative products and differences of opinion over its sustainability as a resource, peat is here to stay.
December 6, 2017
How Mycorrhizae Provide Value at Your Greenhouse or Nursery
Mycorrhizae create a connection between the roots of a plant and the surrounding growing media. This ultimately leads to better crop health through enhanced nutrient and water uptake.
November 13, 2017
Michigan State Offering Online Root Zone Management Course
Participants in the three-month, self-paced online course can learn about water quality, plant nutrition, and irrigation management.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.