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IPS to host “Life in Growing Media” symposium


May 13, 2010
By Dave Harrison


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May 13, 2010, Amsterdam — The Sixth International Symposium on “Peat in
Horticulture” will take place on Oct. 11th in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands. The subject will be “Life in Growing Media.”



May 13, 2010, Amsterdam — The Sixth International Symposium on “Peat in
Horticulture” will take place on Oct. 11 in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands. The subject will be “Life in Growing Media.”

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The full symposium
program will be released in June.

The organizers aim at getting together peat and growing media producers,
microbiologists, growing media quality managers, researchers, suppliers of
growing media constituents and additives, experts from quality assurance
organizations and growers interested in what life in growing media is all
about.

Physical and chemical characteristics of growing media have been studied
by many these past decades. Less attention has been given to biological, in particular,
microbiological properties although fungi, bacteria and other organisms in
growing media ( i.e., nematodes and sciarid fly larvae) can have a strong
impact on horticultural crops. Such organisms may be beneficial, hazardous or
indifferent to the crop, the environment or human health. For these reasons it
seems important to have a better understanding of the biological side of
growing media.

This IPS symposium is an initiative from International Peat Society
(IPS) and the Dutch National Committee of IPS, and is recognized by the
International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). It will be held at the
Hotel Novotel Amsterdam City.

For
more information, go to www.veengenootschap.nl or contact Sjef Enthoven
s.enthoven@bureauenthoven.nl


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