A growing market: vermiculite and perlite in horticulture

By Kasia Patel, Antonio Torrisi
Published: Friday, 21 March 2014

Reporter, Antonio Torrisi, and Senior Reporter, Kasia Patel, take a look at the uses of vermiculite and perlite in the horticultural industry.

Because of their specific mineral properties, both perlite and vermiculite lend themselves to a variety of commercial applications, such as in construction and packaging. One niche use is the application of perlite and vermiculite in horticulture, owing to the structure of both minerals, which allows them to control soil moisture...

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