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NL: New cultivation floor for BENS Young Plants

In the Netherlands, BENS Young Plants is busy expanding. Last year, two new greenhouses were built: one of 1,000m2 for cuttings and a 1,500m2 shaded hall, where cuttings can harden for customers who grow in the open field. During the last few weeks, a new cultivation floor of 4,000m2 has been installed in the main greenhouse, as Susanne Blom informs us.

The new floor was installed by Schellekens Totaalprojecten. According to Susanne, several companies showed interest in the project, but they went for Schellekens because they felt more comfortable with this company. "We opted for a new cultivation floor to increase the quality and to remove excess wet and dry areas in the greenhouse. Furthermore, it is easier to work and now there are walkway tiles between the beds, so that we can easily get everywhere with a CC container. Finally, we can now realize a closed system for the irrigation water." 

A drainage system that collects all the water is installed under the floor. After passing through a phytofilter it is stored in a natural pond. When the pond becomes too full, the excess water is spread over the land.

The new floor is installed at a busy time, as production for the next season is already underway. The assortment of BENS Young Plants consists of hydrangeas, magnolias, prunus, but also a large group of specialties such as thuja, euonymus, ilex, skimmia and more.

For more information:
BENS Young Plants
Susanne Blom
Veenweg 2
9611 TK Sappemeer
T: +31 (0)6 15 38 14 85

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