September 10, 2018

Watching a trolley full of plants being loaded into the truck bound for a retail nursery or landscape project provides a grower with an incredibly rewarding feeling.  Nurturing your crop involves protecting the plants from pests and diseases, frost or heat damage, dryi...

March 22, 2018

Walk into any supermarket and you will be bombarded by products claiming to be ‘organic’.  From breakfast cereals to cleaning products, rump steak to bananas, we are experiencing somewhat of an organic boom.

But how does one know if the product is actually organic? 

What...

March 22, 2018

In this third article published in Groundswell magazine on potting mix properties, Geoff Cresswell explains how the physical, chemical and biological properties of a potting mix influence plant nutrition.

Plants require 16 elements for healthy growth and to complete the...

October 27, 2017

The air content of a potting mix can significantly influence the growth and health of container plants.

A potting mix must supply the roots of a plant with air as well as water. The importance of air to the health of container grown plants is often underestimated.

The ai...

July 12, 2017

The potting mix is a foundation stone of nursery profitability.

A good quality potting mix can:

  • Shorten the production cycle by minimising stress.

  • Reduce the cost of water and fertiliser.

  • Improve plant health and natural resistance to pests and diseases

  • ...
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