The reason for the trial is the general uncertainty (at least in South Africa) regarding growing mediums. Many growers are confused or reluctant to use some mediums due to a lack of experience, lack of performance information, and/or an ignorance regarding the financial implications of using the medium in the short- and long-term.
COMPARING GROWING MEDIA
The effect of various growth mediums on the development and production of plants in hydroponics systems.
By Ben Safronovitz
In a trial conducted at Camdeboo Farm near Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa, one basic question was posed. Are there any differences in the overall performance of plants grown in different growing mediums?