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…Details
In both the Netherlands and India, Dutch Plantin produces high-quality, uniform and stable cocopeat products. In the Netherlands, largely buffered, and in India, mostly washed or (pure natural) unwashed coir products, depending upon the needs of the client. By being in compliance with international rules and following our own quality management structure, we can ensure good quality and a production structure from source to final product.
Initially, producers used the pure cocopeat in an untreated state as a substrate. It was used for the cultivation of roses and tomatoes, or mixed into composts. It soon became apparent that the coir did not deliver enough calcium to the plants this way. That was due to ‘calcium fixation’.
For many years, the coconut has been renowned for its flesh and milk. However, the shells from coconuts are also used for many different products. Did you know the coconut is also used in food products, as well as cosmetics such as shampoos? Other coconut products include mats and seat stuffing made from coconut fibres. Where does coconut come from and how sustainable is it?
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.
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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.
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Our factories in India receives regular visits from international clients of Dutch Plantin. So that our clients get a good picture of our production, our latest production techniques and the origin of our products. Our guests were visibly impressed by our performances.
Last week Siby Joseph and Wim Roosen attended the Fruit Logistica in Berlin. On this occasion they launched the new animation out our activities. Siby and Wim met countless growers from all over the world who enjoyed the animation and were interested about our Double Layer Growbags. Double Layer Growbags The Double Layer Growbag is…Details
The ongoing expansion of Dutch Plantin has led to the need for more space in our office in Coimbatore. That is why we recently moved to a larger office which is ready for further growth in the future. Together with our focus on professional horticulture, our high quality and certified coir, and our more than…Details