Characteristics of Growing Media Components
Berger pays attention to every detail in order to provide high-quality products, which includes all the components that are used to produce their growing media.
Whether they are produced by Berger or supplied by a manufacturer, all these ingredients are submitted to rigorous quality control.
Numerous ingredients can be added to peat in order to create specific characteristics in growing media.
Garden Mum Season is Fast Approaching
Varietal Selection Choosing the right varieties to suit your production style is always a challenge. Take the time to select the right combination of early and late finishers. Based on your previous experience growing various cultivars, you’ll be able to label each cultivar as tall-, medium- or short-growing, which will facilitate PGR applications appropriate for the vigour of the plant. Timing and Scheduling Timing and scheduling of plant production is dependent on many factors. Night temperatures, day length, planting dates as well as pinching dates should all be taken into account when planning your production schedule. This is a good time to remind yourself about the phenomenon of “heat delay”. Although beyond your control for the most part, as it is due to excessively high night temperatures, be aware that it can delay flowering beyond the expected flowering dates. Early […]
Get the Most out of Your Lab Analyses
Here are the best practices that will allow Berger to perform rigorous analyses for any or all of these types of samples and get you the most representative results. Proper sample identification is very important to ensure the adequate traceability of the results.
Pre-Season Maintenance Checklist
When it comes to the things we know we should do, yet never seem to find the time, the old saying holds true: “There’s no time like the present”!
We know that a good preventive maintenance program will help avoid problems. Greenhouse owners and managers should work in close co-operation with their staff to ensure that all mechanical, electrical, plumbing and environmental control equipment have been serviced and are ready for use once spring production is in full swing.
Best Potting Practices
4 Ways to Optimize Your Potting Practices A grower can get a lot of advantages from optimizing his potting practices. Berger’s products are manufactured to benefit growers, but they need to be handled properly to maximize results. The following information can help growers improve their potting practices and get the most out of Berger’s products. Proper management of the growing media before, during and after container filling is critical to maintain these attributes during production and optimize the root environment. Watch the video to find out the best potting practices!
Six Misconceptions that Can Jeopardize Nutrient Management
Before I explain a few specific misconceptions impacting nutrient management, I want to start off by focusing on the big picture. As with many greenhouse practices, nutrient management is not just about choosing the right fertilizer: it’s about reviewing all the practices that may directly or indirectly affect nutrient management.
Choosing the Right Mix Components
When it comes to mix selection for a specific crop, in a precise environment but also with established watering and nutrient feeding methods, it can be hard to know what components to consider. Berger’s experts worked on something that might be very helpful for your next trial!
How to Choose the Right Fertilizer?
Prior to selecting any fertilizer, there are numerous factors that have to be considered if one is going to get the most from their choice of fertilizer. Water quality is one factor that can have the greatest effect on how a fertilizer performs for a grower.
Peat moss has numerous characteristics that makes it ideal as the main ingredient for growing substrates.
However, not all peat moss is the same. Berger recognizes this and takes extra steps to optimize its production and enhance these characteristics, making sure its products are always uniform and of the highest quality.