Picking a substrate mixture that offers the right amount of coarseness

The coarseness of a substrate mixture is one of its most relevant features. It influences the amount of support your plant roots receive, it affects the water retention of the substrate, and it also determines how well your plants can take up air, water, and nutrients.

5 tips for beginners planning the fertilisation strategy for a soft fruit farm

When a decision is made on a farm to start cultivating berries in a tunnel or greenhouse and using growing media, one of the most important factors to consider is fertilization. When growing in containers, fertilization is done with irrigation. Usually, a technical expert will draw up a fertilization plan to guide the grower on how the fertilization should be carried out. In tunnel and greenhouse cultivation, fertilization can significantly affect the quantity and quality of the crop, so careful planning of irrigation and fertilization must be done. Next, I will cover five factors that need to be considered during the design phase.

Soft fruits in tunnels: how to plan irrigation

The root systems of raspberries and strawberries are sensitive to problems when the substrate they are cultivated in doesn’t fit their needs. When selecting your substrate for tunnel cultivation, it’s important to keep an eye on the airiness and permeability of the blend.

What if my substrate has a bad odour?

When you open up a bag of substrate that has been laying around for a while, it is possible that it releases a bad odour. In this short article we investigate the cause of this odour and the implications for your substrate.

Training about coarse young plant mixtures

In this training video Global Product Manager Nedeljko Bašić explains about air, water and dust in growing media. It also covers best practices, market trends and available Kekkilä Professional products for young plants and propagation.

Beginner’s tips for growing berries in tunnels

Growing berries in growing media in tunnels and greenhouses has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Growers can reach an optimal result by minimising the factors impairing the amount and quality of the crops both before and during the growing season.

How to use Kekkilä Professional Grow Boards

In this article and demonstration video we show you how to take Kekkilä Professional's pressed growing media for strawberries and raspberries into use. Learn all about the benefits of these easy to handle growing media.