News about crops: Lisianthus planted in cocopeat

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…

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Superb quality coco peat from NL and India

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…

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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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