Managing Low pH in Growing Media for Reliable Crop Performance

Low pH can cause serious production problems for growers. Learn steps to determining low pH in growing media, how to properly sample for accurate testing and the best options for raising growing media pH. This valuable knowledge will help growers maintain the right growing media pH for their crops to ensure reliable production results. Three… View Article Read more about Managing Low pH in Growing Media for Reliable Crop Performance »

Air Porosity and Water-Holding Ability of Media Components

Most soilless growing media are composed of multiple components with distinct physical properties that fit together to form pore spaces of various sizes. Coarse particles create larger pores (macropores) that maintain air spaces and facilitate drainage, while fine particles create smaller pores (micropores) that hold available (and unavailable) water. Each component functions to meets a… View Article Read more about Air Porosity and Water-Holding Ability of Media Components »

Sulfur On Tap

By Shiv K. Reddy – A recent study shows that irrigation water sources across the U.S. rarely provide sufficient sulfur for greenhouse plants. We searched our lab database, which contains analyses of water samples from all across the U.S, and created a map that represents results from the most comprehensive survey to date on sulfur… View Article Read more about Sulfur On Tap »

Trends in Media Mixes

A Q&A on trends in media mixes, with Sun Gro’s Dan Jacques, Technical Services, and Kathryn Louis, Research & Regulatory Services –    What can you tell me about Sun Gro’s media mixes and components products for greenhouse growers? Sun Gro is the largest supplier of professional growing media in North America.  We also are the… View Article Read more about Trends in Media Mixes »

The Sun Gro Silicon Story

Silicon (Si) has been used for years in agriculture because of its many, well-documented benefits to plants. Si enters plant roots as silicic acid. Once inside the plant, it travels rapidly to active growing points, where it enters the cell walls, making them stronger. Stronger cell walls lead to stronger plants. Reported benefits of silicon… View Article Read more about The Sun Gro Silicon Story »

Boost Retail Sales with Resilience® Enhanced Mixes!

Sun Gro Horticulture® is proud to introduce RESiLIENCE®, mixes enhanced with silicon.  Available in select Black Gold®, Fafard®, Sunshine® and Sunshine Advanced® premium potting soils. Resilience is Sun Gro’s brand name for growing mixes enriched with beneficial silicon—a patented technology developed by the company’s own research horticulturists. These enhanced potting mixes offer IGC retailers, growers,… View Article Read more about Boost Retail Sales with Resilience® Enhanced Mixes! »

Time to Say Sí to Silicon — the Missing Element in Soilless Growing Mixes

Read everything that you need to know about horticultural silicon with this grower to Sun Gro technical specialist Q&A. Horticultural silicon is a water-soluble element that’s readily available to plants. I’ve been hearing about silicon in plants and want to discuss the subject. Isn’t silicon ubiquitous? True, silicon is the second most abundant element in… View Article Read more about Time to Say Sí to Silicon — the Missing Element in Soilless Growing Mixes »
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