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…Details
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…Details
Recycle water streams or purify waste water? Every grower in the Netherlands will need to decide soon. But one thing is certain: in 2027 the sector must be completely emission-free. That’s why Wageningen University & Research has been investigating the various possibilities. After trials with cultivation on rock wool and buffered coir substrate, it was…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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.
Growing strawberries all year long? That is quite a challenge in the Netherlands. However, not if Parus has anything to say about it. During the IPM tradeshow in Essen, this producer of LED grow lights made growers jealous by showing off blossoming strawberry plants. This was made possible with their latest innovation: water-cooled LED grow…Details
“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…Details
Dutch Plantin visits Turkish grower and shows us the rooting system of a tomato plant.