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What is a substrate? Is it important to know the characteristics of my substrate?

A substrate is a controlled material created by man to substitute agricultural soil. A substrate serves as a base for germinating seeds, rooting propagules or for an already rooted plant to grow. A substrate can consist of a single material or be the result of a mixture of organic, mineral or synthetic materials.

Just like soil, it is essential to know the capacity of a substrate to provide the nutrients needed by a plant so that it can grow healthily.

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Our laboratory provides its customers with analysis packages that allow them to assess the nutritional potential of their substrate.

  • Sample preparation
  • pH
  • Electrical conductivity
  • Extractable elements (Substrate:Water (1:1,5 V/V): Phosphorus; Potassium; Calcium; Magnesium; Sulphur; Iron; Manganese; Boron; Copper; Zinc; Molybdenum; Sodium; Silicon; Bicarbonate; Nitrate;
  • Sample preparation
  • Exchangeable Bases: Potassium; Magnesium; Calcium; Sodium
  • Microbiological: Salmonella Spp. and E.coli
  • Listeria Monocytogenes

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