Peat Free Humax from 2021
ICL’s popular Humax semi-professional growing media range is to go 100% peat free as of January 2021 and, in the interim, will become 30% peat reduced with immediate effect.
“We feel that from a compliance, environmental and practical perspective now is the right time to move our Humax retail products to a 100% peat free range,” says ICL Sales Manager, Adrian Thirtle-Watts.
Pressure to Comply
“The retail sector is coming under pressure to comply with English Government targets to be peat free as of this year. In addition, on-going peat supply issues in Ireland due to planning and licensing restrictions are having a knock-on effect in regard to peat supply in the UK - particularly in terms of the price of imported peat and other raw materials.”
Levington Advance Sustain
In January 2021 ICL will therefore launch a new Humax range based on its Levington Advance Sustain professional products.
“The carefully formulated new Humax mixes will feature a number of our industry leading professional technologies - Fibagro Advance woodfibre, Osmoform slow release Nitrogen and our H2Gro wetting agent,” explains Adrian. “This will help ensure semi-professional growers and landscapers continue to get the best results and professional performance.”