New research method for 2016

Dutch Plantin has developed a new method to visualize the amount of water and air in layered growbags. Our new research program enables us to compare the characteristics of different coir based growbags and clarify the differences between brands. Until now only loose cocopeat or mixtures of cocopeat with peat moss have been examined.

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Dutch Plantin got SA8000 certified – what does it mean?

SA8000 is an auditable certification standard that encourages organizations to develop, maintain, and apply socially acceptable practices in the workplace. It was developed in 1997 by Social Accountability International (SAI), formerly the Council on Economic Priorities, by an advisory board consisting of trade unions, NGOs, civil society organizations and companies. The SA8000 streamlines the complexities…

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Running for charity in Eindhoven The Netherlands

As many as 22 employees of Dutch Plantin and sister company Van Doren Engineers showed up at the start of the DLL Marathon on Sunday October 11th in Eindhoven (The Netherlands). The money we collect will go to the same charity as before: Udavum Karangal. This organisation takes care of more than 2.500 orphans, vulnerable elderly and people with mental illnesses, learning disabilities and physical disabilities in India.

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Running for charity

As many as 23 employees of Dutch Plantin and sister company Van Doren Engineers will show up at the start of the DLL Marathon on October 11 of this year. Last year 5 athletic colleagues collected € 7,500 at the marathon in Berlin. The DLL Marathon of 2015 will be held in Eindhoven (The Netherlands).…

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Promising sales for our products

A few years ago Dutch Plantin introduced bags with 50 ltr loose coir pith ‘ready to use’. However the existing production line in our biggest factory in India can no longer meet the growing demand. That’s why we have invested in a second production line. So we can handle the orders for next year with…

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More sustainable production of coir

Dutch Plantin strives to be innovative all the time, without compromising on our guaranteed qualities. That’s why we have balanced the use of fertilizers to the exact amount needed for buffering. At the same time we’ve also made steps to reduce the usage of water. Machines in our own control Other examples of innovation and…

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Why coir in case of drought?

To make the most efficient use of irrigation water is important for growers, especially when there are problems with drought. Some substrates are better than others for optimizing water use. How do coir products perform in case of drought? What are the benefits of growing on Dutch Plantin coir products? Other substrates compared Bark based…

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Special growbags for soft fruits

Because growers have less or no options for soil disinfectants anymore, the use of quality substrates is becoming more and more important. On a larger scale also Spanish growers cultivate on substrate. In Spain, the fruit season begins at this time, with large volumes, much diversity and beautiful quality. Dutch Plantin teams up with a local dealer who specializes in irrigation systems for soft fruit. The engineers give growers solid advice, especially on the use of growbags. These growbags can be used up to approximately five years, thanks to the durability of the plastic. Dutch Plantin developed these special growbags, specifically for cultivating soft fruits.

Would you like some more information about our growbags? Please contact us by phone: +91-422 25 62 501 or +31-492 74 75 60 or send an e-mail to info@dutchplantin.com.

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Optimal growth with double layer growbag

Dutch Plantin demonstrated the double layer growbag during visits to several of our European clients. This special growbag has two layers: a layer of coco chips at the bottom (5-15mm) and a layer of coco pith at the top (sieved> 1mm). The great advantage of this double layer growbag is the same humidity on the bottom and at the top (e.g. 69-72%). When using other substrates, a lot of the water drops down while the top is much drier, compared with stonewool (100-30%), full pith (85-60%) and full crush (70-30%). The double layer growbag ensures optimal growth conditions. In addition, this growbag can be used in various crops of vegetables, soft fruit and flowers.
Read more about our double layer growbag.

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