Stronga recently coordinated a steam heat treatment trial on behalf of a client in the UK who is seeking suitable alternative growing media solutions to peat which is gradually being phased out from usage, sale and import
Forestry, environmental and conservation organisations are increasingly turning to in-vessel heat treatment as a highly efficient, effective and environmentally-sound means of steam sterilising tree bark into biosecure, heat-treated, sanitised stockpiles, free from pests and disease.
Stronga focus on each growing blend, one-by-one, to ensure we optimise the steam sterilization system for the job to be done.
Soil sterilization eradicates harmful organisms, weed seeds, and pathogens from mineral soil and potting mixes. Soil sterilization is particularly advantageous in conditions where soils are used repeatedly to germinate seeds, propagate cuttings, or grow juvenile plants. Steam sterilization provides a “clean” growing environment, preventing “damping off” and encouraging strong, healthy growth.
Stronga aim to produce machines which help clients increase efficiency and effectiveness of their growing operations while minimising energy consumption and optimising environmental protection. Step-by-step, we help businesses move towards a more sustainable future while benefitting from reduced costs and increased operational efficiency.
Stronga are working with numerous growers in various niche sectors within horticulture. In the example case study here, we are discussing a leading cut flower grower through which we have had the pleasure of supporting on their journey to a low waste world.
Current growing practices often involve single-use and then disposal of horticultural growing media which is extremely wasteful in several ways, including the clear waste of growing media that has the potential for remediation. There is further cost and carbon use in the form of road fuel used in the routes to growing media acquisition and disposal which are often overlooked.