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Record number 505116
Title Coco peat and biochar are good alternatives for peat in potting soil : researchers and producers search for new raw materials
Author(s) Blok, Chris
Source Coco peat and biochar are good alternatives for peat in potting soil : researchers and producers search for new raw materials, In Greenhouses (2016)5, p.54-55, 2016-05-27, Jojanneke Rodenburg, http://edepot.wur.nl/382948
Department(s) WUR GTB Gewasgezondheid Bodem en Water
Publication type Media appearance
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) growing media - peat - substitutes - coconut products - coir - biochar - greenhouse horticulture - biobased materials
Categories Horticulture
About Most potting soils contain a large amount of peat. But clearly a turning point has been reached. More and more often growers, customers and consumers are asking for peat-free mixtures. The reasons are the large amount of CO2 that is released during the excavation of peat and the loss of ancient wetlands. This was one of the reasons to start searching for new raw materials for potting soils. A lot of experience has already been gained with coco peat, and biochar, which appears to offer added value, has the potential to become a key ingredient.
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