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"NL: "Wooning Orchids cultivates Phalaenopsis without chemicals"

About a year ago, Wooning Orchids began searching for a way to cultivate Phalaenopsis without chemicals. The use of organic molasses quickly emerged during this search, substances that ensure a natural balance in the greenhouse and make the plant resilient. "The discovery of the cane sugar molasses contributes to a strong cultivation of a strong Phalaenopsis, which with us is now completely chemical free."

Coen Verspeek and Niels van Houten, a few weeks ago at the Trade Fair in Aalsmeer

Through the use of cane sugar molasses, Mart Zuijderwijk, cultivation specialist at Wooning Orchids, notes that the natural balance is now at the level that was aimed for all this time. "It has taken me one year to get this far, but even the pot worms are now fully under control that they pose no problems anymore. There are no more chemicals involved and we are of course very proud of that," according to Mart. A solid progress as the situation is compared with a number of years ago when the use of chemicals was still inevitable.

"Ultimately, we aim to cultivate without a carbon footprint as soon as possible, even if the legal deadline is somewhere in 2027. The investments for the water purification we have done over the past year give us an enormous advantage in the reuse of drain water. These are all steps that contribute to this. We ultimately want to reuse 100% of the water. With this, we simply do not want to burden the environment anymore," according to Mart.

For more information:
Wooning Orchids
Johan van Velden
Anthuriumweg 4
2665 KV Bleiswijk
T: +31 (0) 10-5293333
M: +31 (0) 620610115

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