Born from the conviction that nature and science can benefit from each other, The Root Factory brings professional growing media to a whole new level.
It all starts with Scotts unique sphagnum peat moss that differentiates by its fibrous and physical qualities. Scotts implemented rigorous harvesting methods that comply with Veriflora environmental standards and allow for respectful management of natural resources.
To this unique natural and noble ingredient we added science. We started by mastering the physical and chemical properties of growing media through in depth analysis, trials, testing and growing. This then led to the development of perfectly balanced recipes that provide an optimal environment (physical, chemical, biological) for roots to develop healthily. Our ongoing research and development efforts guarantee that the mixes will live up to their promise, time after time and furthermore, will exceed expectations by providing the innovations you need to optimize your plant production.
The Root Factory is about improving your performance and having the science to prove it. Notions such as gas diffusion, water retention, aeration, fertilizer intake, easy available water, are part of our scientific approach. Backed by over 100 years of experience in the professional growing media industry, The Root Factory products are field tested, optimized based on grower feedbacks and supported by a technical team and lab analysis services available to you to ensure your peace of mind.
The root factory promise: provide the perfect root paradise environment because we know that great roots lead to great plants.
INNOVATION DRIVES PERFORMANCE
Scotts’ ongoing efforts in research and development translate into exceptional performance that enhances your productivity.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
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For years Scotts multidisciplinary team of experienced researchers has been on a tireless quest for improvement and innovation. Experimental greenhouse, labs and cutting-edge equipment let us carry out the most rigorous research and analysis to consistently achieve peak product performance.
Our experts in agronomics, chemistry, biology, physics and soil hydrodynamics coordinate their efforts so as to continuously:
- Perfect existing products
- Improve existing analytical methods
- Develop new products
- Share new findings
New ideas and avenues for improvement result from our relentless efforts in addressing the most difficult challenges in research and development.
The physics lab is responsible for developing new analytical methods or improving existing methods for the adjustment of the chemical and physical properties of our products.
Scotts is one of the rare companies to employ an experimental greenhouse. This facility assists us in carrying out research to target new avenues for improvement, to assess new additives or to evaluate product performance. To produce specialized growing media of superior quality, it is vital to conduct greenhouse testing to analyze the effects of various additives and their reactions. Our numerous greenhouse tests are a measure of our product performance and your guarantee of success in your plantings and profitability.
QUALITY CONTROL LAB
Our quality control experts’ mission is to conduct meticulous supervision of our mix production processes. The physical and chemical properties (pH, humidity, electrical conductivity, etc.) of each lot produced are measured in order to ensure they meet the most stringent standards for quality.
Following an incubation period, the chemical properties of products sampled in our quality control lab undergo yet another analysis in our chemistry lab. We measure the concentration of nutritional elements and the impact of chemical and biological supplements on product quality to make sure we are always using the best additives available.