Growing Media 2025

II International Symposium on Growing Media, Compost Utilization and Substrate Analysis for Soilless Cultivation
Applied sciences for life

Growing Media 2025 will be held under auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) in cooperation with the International Peatland Society (IPS) at Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT) in Freising (Germany) from 7th to 12th September 2025. The topics of the symposium are:

  • Novel components and processing of raw materials
  • Life in growing media 
  • Advances in growing media characterization

  • Compost for growing media
  • Water and nutrient management in soilless culture

  • Growing media for innovative cultivation systems

  • Sustainability of growing media

  • Future directions of the growing media industry

  • Use of biochar in growing media

Oral and poster presentations are invited to cover the full spectrum of research, from theory to implementation and adoption by stakeholders.

Finally, our social program offers the chance to connect with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and regions across the globe. We are looking forward to welcoming you to Freising-Weihenstephan!