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Publications 10 November 2016

COMPARING GROWING MEDIA

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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?

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.

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