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.
Guiding workers to plant strawberries should be done carefully, so here's a checklist of things to consider when planting.
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.
Instructing the workers and filling the pots manually is very time-consuming in the springtime. Growers may also find assessing the amount of growing media they need challenging and not very cost-effective.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.