Advantages of Optima cocopeat in growbags

Dutch Plantin develops products with excellent growing results. That’s the main reason why we don’t recommend the use of growbags that contain a filling of 100% crushed husk for vegetable crops. A mixture of both chips and coir pith, also referred to as ‘Optima cocopeat’, has many advantages. First of all, it gives the growbag…

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The importance of measuring the correct EC in a substrate

Young roots are very sensitive to an unbalanced nutrition content, an excessive EC level and harmful elements like chlorine and sodium. To avoid these factors, choosing the right coir substrate is crucial. The widely available unwashed materials offer a rather risky alternative compared to washed and buffered coir. Indeed, it is possible to wash and…

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Coconut palm trees versus oil palm trees

The coconut products from Dutch Plantin come from the coconut palm tree (cocos nucifera), not to be confused with the oil palm tree (elaeis guineensis). Although not nearly everyone knows the differences between these two tree species, there are clear differences. Oil palm The oil palm is mass cultivated on large plantations. The largest production…

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Dutch Plantin is expanding its production locations

During the past year, the weather had a significant influence on our production. Due to an exceptionally long rainy season in India and a seemingly never-ending period of frost in the Netherlands, we were occasionally not able to meet the requirements of our customers completely. And that peeks our pride, which is why we are…

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Dutch Plantin aims for sustainability

Dutch Plantin sees itself as a cutting-edge company, especially when it comes to socially responsible business. We respect the world around us both people and environment. Bio-coconut products Our coconut products are produced on the basis of fairness and sustainability; coconut husks used to be regarded as a waste product. Sustainability is also a key…

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Cocopeat for Strawberry Cultivation

Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: 1. Coconut fibres to be used in…

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Cocopeat for Rose cultivation

Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: 1. Coconut fibres to be used in…

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Cocopeat for Professional Horticulture

Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: Cocopeat is a natural, and renewable resource produced from coconut husks. When coconut husks are being processed, two type of products are being extracted: 1.Coconut fibres to be used in matresses,…

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