Donation for new hospital in India

Making the world a better place. At Dutch Plantin, we understand this entails more than just promoting the use of sustainable coconut products. In India, where our main production facility is located, we also support initiatives that contribute to a better or easier life for the weakest groups in society.   Helping Hands in a…


Ivory Coast, coconut substrate and a man on a mission

From Executive Board member of Dutch Plantin in Boekel, it’s a big leap to an idealistic entrepreneur in Abidjan, Africa. Fer Weerheijm took that leap. And not without reason. “I had a vision. Improving the local food production and employment in Ivory Coast by means of coconut substrates. I now know that that’s feasible. The…


Benefits of Nature is working on a green and healthy environment

Bringing green life to the living environment of millions of people. And, in the process, reducing the footprint of companies and their products in the international agriculture and horticulture sector as much as possible. That is the mission behind Benefits of Nature. Dutch Plantin is a member of this quality label. Testing new substrates together…


Ecuador’s rose cultivation industry is booming

Those thick-stemmed roses with large flowers in bright colours? It is quite likely they stem from Ecuador. Here, at the equator, there is plenty of sunlight while the nights remain quite cool. As a result, the young plants grow slowly but develop fully, and the roses grow firm and large. Increasingly, nowadays, growers in Ecuador…


Blueberries on coconut substrates: these are the benefits

Worldwide, coconut substrates are the go-to soil for strawberries and raspberries, and increasingly for blackberries as well. Blueberries have hardly been involved in this development; they are still largely grown on peat substrates – while for this plant, too, coconut is the ideal soil material. We can explain why. Peat: essential or not? A soil…


Dutch Plantin at IPM in Essen

Dutch Plantin was one of the 1,600 exhibitors at the Internationale Pflanzenmesse (IPM), the largest international horticultural tradeshow held in Essen from 23 to 26 January 2018. We met both old and new relations and acquired a lot of knowledge and inspiration. Read our impressions of IPM 2018.

Fully automated irrigation systems on Spanish hillsides

“Here in Spain, the rules pertaining to water conservation get stricter every year. That presents a major challenge to farmers,” says Miguel del Toro Peters. Together with his father, he owns Famidan, a specialist in the field of fully automated irrigation systems. Their innovative systems are largely responsible for the growing number of soft-fruit farmers…