Need for resilient crop stimulates interest in silicon

Need for resilient crop stimulates interest in silicon

The use of silicon fertilisers is clearly on the rise. Silicon can strengthen the resilience of the crop, and with an ever declining range
Joost van der Voort (left) and Nadir Laaguili measure the oxygen concentration at the dripper. The system guarantees a level of 10 mg per litre.

Water treatment system maintains optimum oxygen supply

Sufficient oxygen in the root environment is a must for a strong, healthy crop. More oxygen makes the crop stronger and boosts production. That’s
Magnesium deficiency in gerbera appears as red discolouration.

Plants wouldn’t be green without magnesium

Magnesium fulfils many functions within the plant. The element is crucial for the activity of many enzymes. These play a role in photosynthesis, the
Damage caused by an excess of manganese and zinc is the result of too much trace element fertilisation combined with a sharply declining pH.

More measuring and timely tweaks keep pH and crop in balance

Growing media must allow plants to develop healthily all the way from the potting area to the living room. The correct acidity or alkalinity
Fertliser from waste flows for tomatoes

Flemish scientists produce fertiliser from waste flows

Bio-engineers from the universities of Antwerp and Ghent have developed a new type of fertiliser based on bacteria derived from food industry waste flows.
An uptake analysis gives growers an accurate picture of which elements the plant is actually taking up, enabling them to fine tune the nutrient solution

Nutrient deficiency in peppers despite perfect drainage values

When several of the sweet pepper plants at Zwingrow in Honselersdijk (Westland, the Netherlands) were found to be growing more slowly than the rest,