MITIGATING DROUGHT STRESS IN STRAWBERRIES

Cultivated Strawberry plants (Fragaria x ananassa) are particularly sensitive to prolonged drought stress because of their shallow root system, large leaf area and high water content of the fruit. Overall

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BIOPOLYMERS VERSUS RECYCLED PLASTIC

Pots manufactured from biopolymers have suffered a setback in recent times for various reasons including price and grower performance. However, companies continue to research the use of biopolymers and Desch

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COMMON PROBLEMS INTRODUCING INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS

New products can provide potential advantages but they can also be more difficult for grower to operate requiring changes in established production protocols and the need for technical advice. How

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CHARACTERISTICS OF BIODEGRADABLE POTS

Review of some biodegradable pots, taking cue from the Vipot made from rice-husks and positive effects root systems, transplanting and the environment in general. Judging their carbon footprint and relevance

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POTS FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC

Several companies now market pots made 100% from recycled consumer plastic waste (that goes into the yellow garbage bags) as opposed to industrial plastic waste. These pots are blue in

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POTS FROM RECYCLED PLASTIC

Several companies now market pots made 100% from recycled consumer plastic waste (that goes into the yellow garbage bags) as opposed to industrial plastic waste. These pots are blue in

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Air-pruning – Biopolymers

This theme considers AIR-POTS and BIODEGRADABLE POTS, exemplified by Superoots® of Caledonian Tree Company Ltd (gb) and Vipot® by Future Power Srl (I) respectively for reasons of enhanced root growth due to air-pruning and

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