We collaborate to share research into what components UK growing media uses, and how it can become more sustainable. 


UK Growing Media monitor

This study, co-funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) reports on changes in the volume of different components used in UK growing media. A report covering years 2011 to 2021 is provided, along with the full detailed data for these years.

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Link to 2011 to 2022 consolidation


Transitioning to peat-free horticulture in the UK

This 2020 report from Coventry University examines the system-wide issues in transitioning away from peat use in UK growing media. It examines different peat alternatives and structural barriers and enablers to moving away from peat use.

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