If there is a substrate manufacturer nearby, cocopeat can be supplied in loose form and ‘ready to use’ like Dutch Plantin is doing in The Netherlands. To save on transport costs direct supply of compressed 5 kg blocks can be interesting. However, then the customer has to process the coir himself. This can be done…Details
The first thing Lisianthus plants are known for are their beautiful bell-shaped flowers. Unfortunately, the second thing Lisianthus plants are known for is being notoriously difficult to cultivate. For best results, grow the plant from plugs – small seedlings that are well-developed in their growth and purchased in plastic trays – instead of attempting to…Details
Dutch Plantin has developed a special new product for growers, which is called Dutch Plantin Optima DPpots: a special grade of Dutch Plantin cocopeat and coco-chips. As a result, growers now use Optima DPpots with excellent results in various crops, with the above mentioned properties being enhanced even further
From every angle seen, that is how we – Dutch Plantin employees – feel, act and perform each and every day. Growth in any kind of understanding. This way ‘We add value’ with clear focus on our 5 principles: Quality: positively surprising customers starts with providing top quality. A deal is a deal: honoring agreements…Details
The potting soil industry in and around The Netherlands is very satisfied with the quality of our coco pith: there is no other supplier that offers such consistent quality in terms of structure, buffering and the EC level. Dutch Plantin’s coco pith and coco chips maintain an optimum air % for a long period of…Details
Growers have been successfully growing on substrates for decades. From the nineties onwards, coir-based growbags were introduced by several manufacturers, with varying success. At first, there were issues with the lifespan of the plastic, and the coir bags were considered too wet. However, the Sri Lankan and Indian plastics industry improved the quality of the…Details
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.
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…Details
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.