Horticultural Applications Perlite Canada

Heavy soil irrigation:

When added to compact clay soil, perlite helps eliminate cracking and the accumulation of water on the surface.

Hydroponics, greenhouses and indoor plants:

As conditioned soils are lighter, the handling of pots and boxes is greatly simplified. Our products are great for retaining water and fertilizer in hydroponics; several studies have shown very positive results in this respect.

Seeding, cutting and rooting:

Our products help create optimal conditions for crop growth.

Root penetration is significantly improved thanks to the space created by adding perlite or vermiculite to the soil. As they cannot be compacted, our products retain moisture and promote aeration and drainage while providing the elements essential to plant growth.

They should therefore be given serious consideration when developing your cutting and rooting strategies.

Potting and transplanting:

The low density of vermiculite lightens the boxes and pots in which it is used, providing a definite advantage when handling or transporting your crops. Moreover, its intrinsic qualities help cushion transition shock.

Seedbed covers, germination, pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers:

Lightweight and easy to handle, vermiculite is often used to cover seedbeds, providing protection while promoting more rapid and controlled germination.

As vermiculite can hold several times its weight in liquid, it is an efficient transportation vector, greatly facilitating the handling and spreading of water, fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides required for seedling development.

Bulb and root crop storage:

Perlite's insulating abilities, when combined with its other qualities, make it possible to store bulbs and root crops for extended periods.

Soil mixtures, peat moss and lawns:

Perlite and vermiculite are used worldwide for soil aeration, water retention and drainage for both indoor and outdoor plant life. They also facilitate root penetration to maximize growth and help control temperature variations.

In addition, they help reduce transportation costs by making soil and peat mixtures lighter.