Merry Christmas and a High Quality New Year

As 2010 draws to a close, Dutch Plantin would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and sustainable 2011. Just like last year, we will be giving our best to improve the quality level of our products and make them even better than they are already. As the coco peat market…

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Dutch Plantin joins the The 2010 Growtech Eurasia Fair to be held from 2 – 5 December in Antalya, Turkey.

In its 10th year Growtech Eurasia has grown by 20 percent, reaching a record 25,000 square meters in exhibition/stand space. As the largest agriculture fair in Turkey and its region Growtech Eurasia will host more than 500 local and international brands from 25 countries this year. In addition to individual international participation Spain, France, Netherlands,…

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Wim Roosen teams up with Dutch Plantin

As from October 1, Wim Roosen will join the Dutch Plantin sales team. Wim Roosen has tons of experience in small fruits and vegetables. Among other things, he was a crop scientist at the Dutch advisory board, DLV, in his previous job. With Wim boosting our team, our service will only improve, as he will…

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Dutch Plantin at Horti Fair 2010 in Amsterdam

The Horti Fair in Amsterdam is the largest and best known Horti Fair for growers and horticultural suppliers. Over 50,000 visitors visit this international trade fair each year. Just like last year, Dutch Plantin will be exhibiting as the leading manufacturer of coco products for the international horticulture sector. And we will also be showing…

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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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