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At the Greenway tomato nursery in De Lier, the Netherlands, each slab doesn’t have just one slit but two: one for each plant. A simple extra cut at the bottom of the rockwool slab ensures a more even EC and more uniform distribution of the nutrients in the slab. Erik Volkering, the nursery’s cultivation manager, has been doing it this way for five years and is very happy with the results. A seminar earlier this year was devoted to this subject, as this method is by no means standard.

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When you’re growing green peppers, you have to be extra alert to changes in the growing conditions. Consistent EC levels and good pH control are essential for uniform growth and production. But salt accumulation can be a real nuisance – and it’s an issue that’s topical at the moment, with uncontrolled discharging no longer permitted in many countries.

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