Greenhouse vegetable cultivation is increasingly moving towards hydroponic production for ecological reasons. To this aim, Novarbo has developed Mosswool growing media.
Mosswool is sustainable growing media for vegetable cultivation. Mosswool slabs are made of sphagnum moss, which is harvested with a patented ecological method. Mosswool can save money for the greenhouse farmer, because used slabs can be composted together with crop residues.
Mosswool growing slab is the drop-in sustainable replacement to stonewool. EU-regulations state that stonewool filled with living root mass may not be dumped in landfill. After one year of usage stonewool will be waste, which does not burn or decompose. Mosswool® solves this issue since it can be easily locally composted with the crop residues or recycled after use, which minimises disposal costs. On top of that, Mosswool is made of rapidly renewable raw material.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 778341. This brochure reflects only Novarbo ́s view and EASME and the Commission are not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.