Growing Media

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Members can share knowledge, the latest industry news and access a network of experienced members.

DEFRA Peat Exemptions

The new BOA Technical Committee Propagation Subgroup are interested if you have any evidence you would like to share as part of a proposal to request a peat exemption for propagation. The BOA believe there is a strong case for exemptions, we need to show where and why exemptions are needed. We are currently looking…

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DEFRA Peat Consultation

Ending the retail sale of peat in horticulture in England and Wales consultation is available online and it is vital your views are heard.Please have your say, every opinion counts Please note that DEFRA has asked for as many individual responses as possible. A BOA response on behalf of our members only counts as one…

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R&D levy-funded research survey November 2020

Members’ responses to the importance of current items of service provision response to a survey question on priorities for research Added priorities for research suggested by respondents. R&D levy survey of attitudes to areas needing funding Seek to determine the best recyclable tray to enable best practise and standardisation of sales unit offered by the industry to…

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Growing media update 2020

GM update October 2020. The GMA with the HTA recently published the data on the use of peat and other materials for both the Hobby and Professional Grower markets. Overall for 2019 the data clearly shows that peat use is below the 50% mark in GM. The Hobby market figure stands around 42% and the…

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