West+ uses a unique patented technology from FSC approved responsibly sourced softwood to ensure optimum product efficacy. This high performance peat replacement delivers exceptional plant growth, quality and also consistency.
West+ patented colouration results in a consistent and distinct aesthetic appearance. Functionally the organic colouring process also works to wick and absorb moisture. It acts as a filter to promote plant health. The dark pigmentation of West+ also helps to enhance light absorption to promote vital plant functionality. Use as a component in Potting and Bedding and also Nursery Stock mixes to provide consistent results time after time.
- Responsibly sourced, sustainable and renewable
- Consistent and stable
- Very low base pH and EC, similar to peat ensuring formulation consistency with every batch
- Suitable for ericaceous mixes
- Responsibly sourced from 100% FSC certified virgin wood sources
- Promotes excellent root establishment
- Improves re-wetting and also capillary action
- Increases air-fill porosity (AFP)
- Dark colouration ensures homogeneous blending with peat
- Helps reduce liverwort
- Finally, it has great water retention properties
SUPERIOR AFP WITH WEST+
With an AFP value of greater than 50%, as validated with industry-standard test methodology, testing demonstrates that West+ has the highest AFP of all the available quality substrate components that are widely used in the industry today. Optimal West+ addition significantly improves AFP of the final substrate formulation by 60%.
The addition of West+ opens up the growing media. This allows for better drainage whilst ensuring optimum water availability. This therefore reduces waterlogging, a known contributor to many common plant diseases, as well as general plant stress. West+ addition increases the amount of oxygen in the root zone. Thereby improving root growth, health and also root network establishment.
Growing media that is easily wettable reduces watering effort and duration whilst also providing consistent growing conditions, particularly during dry hot weather. The combination of West+ wood fibre and the organic colourant improves growing media wettability by 40%. This is even after the growing media is dried down to very low-moisture contents. This long-lasting effect can be seen time and time again, even with long growing seasons. Improved wettability reduces the formation of hydrophobic dry-zones within the pot. This therefore allows the water to fully infiltrate and hydrate the full root zone.
SUPERIOR ROOT DEVELOPMENT
WEST+ OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE