Nursery trials show additive Celcote can reduce water costs

Results of recent nursery trials reveal potential water savings of up to 66 per cent when plants are potted with water management additive Celcote.

The trials, carried out by Celcote, found that bedding plants required 13 per cent less watering during early plant establishment, with overall water savings of up to 66 per cent once the plants were fully established.

Celcote marketing officer Martin Donnelly said: "Incorporating Celcote into the compost enabled one nursery taking part in the trial to save an entire watering session per week during early plant establishment, which based on an average watering for 80 large cube planters and an £8 per hour rate offered a saving of £108 per month - and that's just labour alone."

He added that the cost of using Celcote can be recouped in a month. "The benefits are not just for producers but garden centres and end user customers, offering a significant marketing advantage," Donnelly explained.

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