Stronga look at the best substrates for the job whilst also reviewing the importance of recycling your growing media.
Stronga’s FlowSteama and SteamaBoila equipment can be used to heat treat soil up to the temperatures required to kill or inactivate weed seeds, nematodes, fungi, bacteria, and viruses by destroying cell structure and proteins. Steam heat treatment can also be used to disinfect compost, potting soil, bark mulch and more.
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.