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.

BIOS product line: bio-stimulants in substrate

Our substrates of the BIOS product portfolio contain bio-stimulants that boost the life within substrates. This strengthens your plant's natural defence systems and stimulates vigour and growth. Read this article to learn how bio-stimulants work and their main benefits.

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.

7 facts to consider when choosing substrate for soft fruits

There are many options available for soft fruit substrates. Soft fruits grown on substrates are mainly strawberry and raspberry in the Nordics, also the cultivation of blueberries has increased in tunnels. Next, I will share a few things to consider when choosing the substrate for growing soft fruits.

Soilless Soft Fruits growing more popular than ever

Soft Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries are increasingly grown in containers instead of open soil. The advantages of soilless growing in tunnels include a longer growing season and an earlier harvest which is of a higher quality. Growers can precisely time the harvest this way.