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Jiffy introduces European peat substrates to Canadian market


October 2, 2020
By Greenhouse Canada

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Jiffy is introducing European peat substrates to the U.S. and Canada. The supplier now offers 26 different mixes formulated to fit different crops.

Many Canadian growers currently use Canadian-sourced peat. Comparing the two, Jiffy says European peat tends to be:

  • Softer and spongier
  • Delivered wetter as it holds more water
  • Less dusty
  • Diverse in structure with coarse options available:  longer fibers of milled peat to hard nuggets from block peat
  • Block peat has more stable structure

European peat is harvested in milled peat and block harvested fractions, as well as longer fiber types, offering the optimal combination of moisture-holding capacity and porosity for all pot sizes and crop types.

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Choosing the right substrate can help give plants a great start. The new range includes specialist mixes for annuals, vegetables, potted plants, soft fruits, and cannabis.

 

Jiffy uses sustainable resources and bio-based materials such as peat, coconut coir and pulp. This peat and Jiffy’s unique manufacturing methods area said to allow a decrease in irrigation intervals.

Located in Treffex Pärnumaa, Estonia and Zwijndrecht, Netherlands, their two European manufacturing sites follow RHP guidelines for harvesting and processing substrates


Source: Jiffy