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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 53

Conference 2003 Scandinavian Region

Arne Skytt Andersen

pp: 249-254


The conference was held in Skåne, the southern part of Sweden with its base in the folk high school in Östra Grevie. Several excursions with built in lectures were undertaken to points and industries of importance for the subject of the conference: Rooting Substrates. Following is a resume of the lectures and discussions. Throughout the conference a main theme overshadowed most other concerns: Quality of the main substrate (medium) component — Sphagnum peat moss.

This concern seems to be an unending and difficult task for researchers and media producers alike, as it has been for the past 50 years, since this natural product came into general use as the sole medium component for potted plants and nursery stock. Finn Rehnström gave an excellent overview of the developments during the last 50 years in the use of Sphagnum peat moss and other materials for growing plants in pots and containers.

Several reports covered recent research and ongoing projects

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