Optimal substrate structure: An added benefit in crop safety
Modern horticulture requires discerning quality regarding the substrate structure.
This is because the structure has a direct influence on the aeration, water and heat balance of the substrate, as well as on root growth, nutrient and water absorption, and the growth of the plants. The structural stability during the crop cultivation period is of particular significance.
A substrate remains stable if the overall number of pores and the pore size distribution is retained during crop production. This is of particular importance with demanding crops or with crops that have a longer period of cultivation. Favorable physical properties such as air and water capacity should ideally be retained throughout the entire crop cultivation period.
Having a substrate structure that has been aligned to the area of application and the operation- speciﬁc crop and production environment is essential for optimum plant growth. Besides the demands posed by the crops and the irrigation practices, the type and size of the trays and plugs and the technical processing of the substrates with potting and ﬁlling machines is important. During consultation, all of these framework conditions are established in detail by our experts, helping to select the ideal substrate for your business and crops.
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