Rice hulls as substrate

Rice hulls are among the products that Lentse & Slingerland Potgrond uses for the production of substrates. Not only does this raw material have excellent physical properties, but it is also a valuable source of silica. This increases overall plant resistance against diseases and plagues, as well as making plants more resistant to drought stress.

Rice hulls are generated as a residual product when rice is heated, a process which causes the skins (also known as hulls or husks) to detach from the grain. Rice hulls therefore provide a completely sterile and sustainable raw material. The rice hulls we use come from Italy, so not from the other side of the world. After undergoing a number of processing steps, this residual product becomes a valuable and above all homogeneous, clean raw material for the production of substrates.

Rice hulls have excellent physical properties and ensure additional drainage, among other things. In addition, research has shown that rice hulls are an essential source of silica, an element that increases plant resistance and ensures more effective phosphate intake. Thanks to the availability of silica, plant resistance is maintained at a high level and plants are more resistant to disease, plagues and drought stress. The silica from the rice hulls is made available to the rooting environment throughout cultivation and can be absorbed by plants almost immediately.

To summarise, the benefits of rice hulls are:
*   increased overall plant resistance
*   increased resistance of plants to drought stress
*   more effective phosphate intake
*   raw material sustainably sourced from Europe
*   originating from a food industry residual flow
*   increased soil aeration
*   RHP-tested
*   clean and homogeneous
*   readily available.

If you would like to know more about rice hulls, please call us on +31 (0) 88 2244 800 or send an e-mail to sales@lensli.com

Rice hulls as substrate

Rice hulls are among the products that Lentse & Slingerland Potgrond uses for the production of substrates. Not only does this raw material have excellent physical properties, but it is also a valuable source of silica. This increases overall plant resistance against diseases and plagues, as well as making plants more resistant to drought stress.

Rice hulls are generated as a residual product when rice is heated, a process which causes the skins (also known as hulls or husks) to detach from the grain. Rice hulls therefore provide a completely sterile and sustainable raw material. The rice hulls we use come from Italy, so not from the other side of the world. After undergoing a number of processing steps, this residual product becomes a valuable and above all homogeneous, clean raw material for the production of substrates.

Rice hulls have excellent physical properties and ensure additional drainage, among other things. In addition, research has shown that rice hulls are an essential source of silica, an element that increases plant resistance and ensures more effective phosphate intake. Thanks to the availability of silica, plant resistance is maintained at a high level and plants are more resistant to disease, plagues and drought stress. The silica from the rice hulls is made available to the rooting environment throughout cultivation and can be absorbed by plants almost immediately.

To summarise, the benefits of rice hulls are:
*   increased overall plant resistance
*   increased resistance of plants to drought stress
*   more effective phosphate intake
*   raw material sustainably sourced from Europe
*   originating from a food industry residual flow
*   increased soil aeration
*   RHP-tested
*   clean and homogeneous
*   readily available.

If you would like to know more about rice hulls, please call us on +31 (0) 88 2244 800 or send an e-mail to sales@lensli.com

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