Mix Masters

Mix Masters

Sun Gro Horticulture has introduced two new bark mixes to the market: Metro-Mix 830 and Metro-Mix 852.

Metro-Mix 830 is a mid-weight bark mix for growing crops such as poinsettias, bedding plants, hanging baskets, geraniums and pot mums.

For perennial growers, Metro-Mix 852 is a heavyweight bark mix that contains 50 to 60 percent composted pine bark for excellent drainage and container stability.

Both products are pH adjusted and formulated with a long-lasting wetting agent and a nutrient charge that provides all necessary macro- and micronutrients. They’re available in 2.8 and 60 cubic foot loosefill packaging or in bulk from Sun Gro’s facilities in Elizabeth City, N.C., McCormick, S.C. and Quincy, Mich. Sun Gro also offers custom blends, with the ability to adjust lime rates to counter water quality variation, incorporate approved controlled release fertilizers and biocontrol agents, or add Polyacrylamid gels to help hold water.

Metro-Mix 852

Features
• 50 to 60 percent composted pine bark
• 25 to 35 percent grower grade peat moss
• Vermiculite
• Coarse Perlite

Benefits
• Better drainage and better suited for larger containers used in perennial/nursery production.
• Greater weight for improved container stability outdoors.
• Composted bark avoids "nitrogen draw-down."
• Provides for more water holding capacity.
• Better performance with automated container filling equipment and taggers.
• For growers who desire slightly more nutrient retention.
• Aids in drainage.

Metro-Mix 830

Features
• 20 to 30 percent composted pine bark
• 50 to 60 percent grower grade peat moss
• Vermiculite
• Coarse Perlite

Benefits
• Mid weight mix for growers who want the benefits of bark without the added weight.
• Composted bark avoids "nitrogen draw-down."
• Provides for more water holding capacity.
• Better performance with automated container filling equipment and taggers.
• For growers who desire slightly more nutrient retention.
• Aids in drainage

 

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