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!



Sphagnum Peat Moss

Sphagnum Peat Moss

Sphagnum peat fibers have the characteristics of a sponge. They can absorb up to 20 times their dry weight in water and nutrients, and release it over time, making it the preferred component of professional growing media.
Berger’s peat is always consistent thanks to a balanced ratio of different peat sources from multiple bogs as well as a meticulous handling process.


Perlite

Perlite

Expanded in-house and sieved to isolate coarse and fine particles, Berger’s exceedingly consistent perlite is manufactured to meet the highest quality standards.
It is chemically inert, therefore it helps increase air space and drainage in a growing media without affecting the pH.




Vermiculite

Vermiculite

Manufactured in our state of the art facilities, our vermiculite is blended in Berger mixes only after being sieved and undergoing a rigorous quality control process.
Improves nutrient retention and availability while helping evenly distribute water throughout the growing media after irrigations. Stimulates the rapid development of a healthy root system which is critical for young plants.


Wood Fiber

Wood Fiber

Optimized equilibrium between water retention and air porosity. Sustainable, biodegradable and renewable product that helps reduce the use of chemicals.
Specifically designed through Berger R&D with distinctive characteristics adapted for our blends. Controlled all along the production line.




Compost

Composted Peat Moss

Increases growing media’s ability to retain water. Composted peat moss also provides nutrients and beneficial microorganisms.
Our consistent high-quality OMRI certified compost is made at Berger facilities. It is constantly monitored during all the phases of the composting process and protected from contaminants while it matures and during storage.


Bark

Bark

Increases aeration and improves drainage to promote a vigorous rooting system. Heavyweight, bark has a slow decomposition rate and is great for pot stability which is critical for long term crops.
Following rigorous quality control standards, Berger produces different grades of bark to cater to the various needs of growers for both indoor and outdoor productions.




Redwood

Redwood

Mainly used in nursery productions, aged redwood is an excellent growing media component. It is also appreciated under greenhouse conditions thanks to its adaptable physical properties, giving the ability to adjust the air/water ratio.
Berger produces three different grades of redwood to meet the needs of growers on the West Coast.


Coir

Coir

By utilizing different grades of coir, the physical characteristics of a growing media can be tweaked to increase or decrease air capacity. This biodegradable component can also improve water distribution.
Berger utilizes coir that has been consistently processed and thoroughly treated to ensure uniformity and low EC levels (salt content).


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