Learning Opportunity: How to Manage Peat Shortages

With peat shortages, supply chain uncertainty, and environmental concerns (and even restrictions in some parts of the world), many growers are looking to reduce their peat use. However, when switching to new substrate components, questions can arise about changes in cost, crop quality, crop uniformity, substrate stability, fertilizer requirements, water management, and more.

American Floral Endowment’s upcoming webinar on March 19, part of its GrowPro series, will give growers insight on how to effectively and efficiently deal with peat shortages and successfully use peat alternatives in their operation. Specific topics will include:

  • How growers can plan and prepare for peat shortages
  • Practical ways for growers to reduce their peat use and incorporate alternative substrates and substrate components
  • Different type of peat alternatives available and their properties compared to peat
  • Choosing the right substrate for your crop

The featured speaker for the webinar is Dr. Brian Schulker, Business Development Manager of Growing Media Constituents at Jiffy. Schulker leads the innovation of Jiffy’d global portfolio of products using alternative fibers and technologies in alignment with their sustainability goals. With an extensive background in fiber-based growing media, his research encompasses various aspects of substrate production and use including processing, management, blending, irrigation, and production.

You can register for the webinar here.

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