What are your substrate options for containerized vegetable production?

The amount of leachate from cucumber plants grown in Dutch buckets can be significantly reduced with plant-based substrates when compared to perlite.Photos courtesy of Uttara Samarakoon, Ohio St. Univ., CFAES Wooster Growers using containers to produce vegetable crops have options when it comes to growing in plant-based substrates. Small- to medium-size growers of vining vegetable […]

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Participate in the First International Horti Quiz about Soil, Substrates and Seeds

First International Horti Quiz is a fact! Participate on the 24th of March at 20.00 CET Costa Rica – Jungle Talks, the organizer of global horticultural webinars and radio programs, is teaming up with Quiz Brothers and presents a new, entertaining event for anyone interested in horticulture; the International Horti Quiz. On March 24, 2021, […]

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New Video: Five Tips on Running Successful Trials for Growing Media

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension hosts Dr. Paul Karlovich of Sun Gro Horticulture in a new YouTube video. Dr. Karlovich explains how you can successfully run onsite trials to evaluate growing media options for greenhouse and nursery growers. Learn how you can objectively decide what media works […]

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UF New Video: Five Tips on Hydroponic Substrates

Press Release – Dr. Paul Fisher from the University of Florida IFAS Extension interviews Shawn Mallen from A.M.A. Horticulture in a new YouTube video (https://youtu.be/P5p0UOQlw-E) where they discuss the different commercial substrates most commonly used in hydroponic production, the importance of air porosity, and compaction of substrates. This video is part of the series called “Five […]

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Choosing a substrate for hydroponic production

When selecting a substrate for growing hydroponic leafy greens, lettuces and microgreens, the type of production system should be one of the first factors considered. The type of hydroponic production system a grower is going to use can impact his choice of substrate. “Any system in which the water is being recirculated like nutrient film […]

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Hort Americas offers OMRI-certified Riococo coir substrates

Hort Americas offers several Riococo coir substrate products. Two of those substrates recently received OMRI certification for use in organic crop production. Riococo Coir Starter Blocks allow growers to propagate easier and faster to produce healthy plants organically. These biodegradable blocks are made from a 100 percent coir fiber compressed disc packed in biodegradable cellulose paper. […]

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