Mold in growing media

In some cases you might find mold on your peat based growing media or on its packaging. With this article we would like to explain how this happens and why you should not be alarmed.

What’s special about our Wood Fibre

BVB Wood FIbre is a special raw material that has many advantages for cultivation. In this article you can read which properties the material adds to our substrates.

BVB Wood Fibre for substrates: how it’s made

Over the past decades the need for complementary materials in substrates had risen. We’ve talked about one of the materials we use before; BVB Accretio which is made of sphagnum moss. Next to BVB Accretio we also process a specific type of Wood Fibre called BVB Wood Fibre into our substrates. This article focusses on the great properties this material brings to our substrates.

Saving water in our coir production process

A lot of water is used within the coir production process to ensure safe use and top quality. In this article we focus on the actions we've taken to lower water usage and increase sustainability.

An agile and thorough coir production process

Coir, a raw material coming from coconuts is often part of BVB Substrates growing media. Let’s have a look at the way our coir is prepared for use and the benefits of Kekkilä-BVB’s way of doing things has.

Why coir is used in substrates

Coir is one of the commonly used components of our substrates. In this article we have a look at what this material exactly is, where it comes from and why it is used for growing.

Research: Disease-free mushroom cultivation

Good casing soil is at the foundation of successful mushroom cultivation. How can that contribute to disease-free and sustainable cultivation? The results of a four-year study conducted by Wageningen University and Research (WUR) will allow the sector to put a number of pieces in the right place in the jigsaw that looking for these answers is. However, the puzzle is far from complete.

Hygiene and mushroom casing soil

In mushroom growing hygiene is key. Mushrooms are susceptible to deseases and bad hygiene increases the risks of contamination. This article focusses on hygiene during different steps of the process and explains why proper sheltered storage of casing soil is important.

More sustainable mixtures for Soft Fruits

The demand for raw materials and good substrates is growing fast. More and more companies are switching from open soil to growing in substrates. To meet global needs, Kekkilä-BVB is to create new raw materials with a low environmental footprint which have technical benefits for the crop. In this article we discuss some of the examples available with Bart Verheijen; Product Manager Soft Fruits at Kekkilä-BVB.

Update on ongoing research strawberries

In 1989 Belgian research center "Proefcentrum Hoogstraten" and BVB Substrates started working together on new developments in strawberry growing. We've been working together ever since. In 2015 new research and tests with tray plants started. We'll get into that research in this article.