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Six horticulture supplies that support a greener future

We all know the future is greener. And Canada’s horticulture industry is taking steps to get there. For Canadian Environment Week 2024, we’re sharing six of our favourite horticulture supplies that offer eco-friendly benefits to greenhouse growers, nursery growers, garden centres, and municipalities.

See something in this list that can help you meet your greener growing goals? All of these products are available through A.M.A. Give us a call or send us an email for inquiries. And find more sustainable and organic horticulture supplies here.

Try chemical-free, emissions-free cleaning with the Terrazza MC Geotex PRO® EGO

Cleaning and weed control with the Geotex PRO® EGO is chemical free and requires no high pressure or thermic treatment.

With its Heavy Duty EGO™ Lithium Battery Powered Motor, the Terrazza Geotex PRO® EGO is quiet, emissions free.

This is the ideal machine for cleaning and removing weeds on all sorts of geotextile (woven and non-woven anti-root control fabric) in production, aisles, passages and other working areas.

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Switch to biodegradable containers and trays with EcoGrow®

EcoGrow® products from HC Companies are molded using recycled newspaper and a plant-based binding agent. They breathe like clay, providing an optimal environment for root systems and biodegrade quickly when planted or worked into the soil.

Pictured here is the 1020 True EcoGrow® Micro Tray. We have plenty in stock in our warehouse. Contact Alex Frew for a quote!

We also offer round pots certified for use in organic horticulture. Standard, geranium, nursery and azalea styles from 3.5″ to 6.5″ diameters. 

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Reduce plastic use with Ellepots by A.M.A.

Ready for sustainable plant propagation? Ellepots by A.M.A. promote faster, healthier rooting and help to reduce your labour costs and plastics use.

We manufacture 15 sizes of Ellepots, with more than 100 tray options and several soil options and paper types. We will help you choose the combination that works best for what you’re growing and ship them fresh to your door.

We also offer organic options. Certifiable by the growers’ certifier for use in organic horticulture. We use our A.M.A. Organic Ellepot Mix and Ellepot Organic Paper.

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Reduce water consumption with the H2O Labour-Saver Hanging Basket

This 23” basket has a removable liner that comes with a built-in wicking system. It draws water up from the 2.6 gallon reservoir, reducing water, labour and fertilizer costs.

The H2O Labour-Saver hanging basket helped the City of Edmonton reduce watering by more than 50% in sunny and windy locations, and by more than 75% in shaded and protected locations. As a result, the city saved big on annual watering and labour costs. Read the case study!

These baskets also eliminate challenges with over and under-watering. Simply stop watering when there’s run-off from the excess spout on the side of the basket.

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Switch to industrially compostable tomato clips and twine

We offer industrially compostable hydroponics solutions that help make greenhouse production a little greener.

These brown clips from Bato are industrially compostable and ensure optimal plant stem guidance in the growing of tomatoes or other crops. The clip closes more easily than other clips, making installation faster and easier. Smooth and vented, they prevent cuts to the vines and an improved twine grip means no sliding on the twine. 

Lankhorst’s Elite Bio Twine is made from the organic raw material PLA, a lactic acid and plant sugars, that is compostable in an industry composting facility. This twine can be used with a variety of vegetable plants including pepper, light truss tomato, cucumber and eggplant.

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Grow organic vegetables indoors with the A.M.A. 60 Growing Container

Greenhouse growers have a new solution for producing high-quality organic vegetables indoors. The A.M.A. 60 Growing Container, developed by A.M.A. Horticulture Inc., is a simple innovation that satisfies organic growing standards in Canada. 

This specialized growing container was designed in collaboration with growers to create a solution for indoor organic growing that would easily integrate with existing systems and adapt as trends and technologies evolve.

When the containers are placed end to end in a typical vegetable greenhouse, growers meet the minimum soil volume per square meter for organic certification.

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Canadian Environment Week

Did you know that June 2nd to June 8th is Canadian Environment Week? Established in 1971, Canadian Environment Week celebrates Canada’s environmental accomplishments and encourages Canadians to contribute to conserving and protecting their environment. Learn more about Canadian Environment Week here and promote this cause on social media with #GreeningOurFuture.