Ireland: Final report on the review of the use of peat moss in horticulture published

Ireland to look in peat-free alternatives for growers

Ministers in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine have today announced a series of actions to support Irish horticultural growers who are dependent on peat. This follows the publication of the Final Report of the Working Group on the Use of Peat Moss in the Horticultural Industry. The…

Kekkilä-BVB acquires Brill Substrate and Brill Papenburg Logistics:

"This acquisition will enhance our position in the growing European media market"

Kekkilä-BVB has signed an agreement to acquire German companies Brill Substrate and Brill Papenburg Logistics. The business to be acquired comprises of a German-based factory for the production of professional growing media for the Central European market, and an own port and terminal area in Papenburg,…

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"New formula extends reach of nutrients"

Could your operation benefit from a product that makes your fertilizer go further, your crops or turf stronger, increases yield, and lengthens the shelf-life on packaged produce? If so, Agtonik has a formula for microgreens, perishable herbs, and other specialty crops you might be interested in. "AGT-50…

New renewable tree-based raw material launched

Bol Peat has just expanded its range of renewable raw materials with TerrAktiv bark humus, composted tree bark, which can now be used in substrates in addition to peat, coir, and GreenFibre wood fiber. Market demand for renewable raw materialsIn response to the increasing demand for renewable raw…

The benefits of stone wool growing media in vertical farming

Vertical farming is on the rise around the world, not least because it supports a number of major societal trends such as local sourcing and sustainability. Tico van Leeuwen, Account Manager South-East Netherlands & Denmark and Vertical Farming Specialist at Grodan,  explains why the right growing medium plays…


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