Making the Better Mix: Wood Fiber Research and the Benefits of Adding HydraFiber
Original air date: Thursday, March 14
As you search for materials to control costs while delivering high-quality plants, you’re hearing endless talk about wood fiber and its use as a suitable alternative to perlite, peat, pine bark and coir. How to make heads or tails of it all and decide if it’s time to transition your media program?
Dr. Glenn Fain of Auburn University has researched alternative substrates derived from wood biomass generated in southern pine forests for use in greenhouse and nursery crop production for 15 years. In this free GrowerTalks webinar, Dr. Fain discusses latest findings on wood substrates including Whole Tree research, and walks you through the evolution of wood fiber in growing media culminating in the introduction of HydraFiber Advanced Substrate.
Daniel Norden, Senior R&D Manager and Technical Specialist Manager for Profile Products’ horticulture business, joins in to talk about what sets HydraFiber apart from other growing mix components and shares examples of how this innovative technology is helping to grow better plants and better margins.
The first in a multi-part series sponsored by HydraFiber, featuring independent research and trials by academics and growing experts, is focused on helping growers build an efficient and effective media program.
Hosted by Chris Beytes, editor, GrowerTalks/Green Profit and Acres Online.