Soilless Substrate Agriculture

Mixes for greenhouse or in field hydroponic AG production:

  • Hydroponic Blueberry production
  • Raised bed trough strawberry production
  • Greenhouse troughs
  • Custom blends
  • Organic mixes
  • Ready to use coir

Crops

  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cucumbers
  • Peppers
  • Melons
  • Herbs

Components

Both Peat and Coir based substrates using the following components:

  • Coir, regular, chips, or coarse
  • Peat Moss
  • Redwood
  • Perlite
  • Vermiculite
  • Compost
  • Bark products
  • Rice Hulls

Benefits of blended substrates:

  • Consistent quality mixes
  • Quality testing & QC procedures
  • Better moisture holding
  • Better plant establishment
  • Better water distribution

More control in substrate moisture and fertigation.
We have participated in trials that have been conducted using substrates in strawberries for over 5 years. Strawberries grown in blended substrates have been proven to yield as good or better than conventional field practices. The trials were conducted in raised bed troughs where troughs are cut into field beds and lined with a landscape fabric and filled with substrate. Key to success is the use of an automated fertigation system that supplies water with nutrients throughout the day. Substrates containing peat and coir have been proven to work in these troughs. With the addition of peat to coir the early plant development is enhanced.

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Strawberry plants after 2 months

Field substrate system being installed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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