Propagation of the highest quality rose plants requires not just lots of expertise: solid hygiene procedures are more important than ever. Therefore, Schreurs developed a propagation procedure that brings hygiene standards to a new level: Schreurs TopStart!
Schreurs TopStart! starts with the budwood. "Unlike other propagators, we don’t use any material from third parties for our Schreurs TopStart! plants", this brochure
reads. "We exclusively use budwood from our own mother plants, multiplied from analyzed budwood. Plant material is analyzed every week by independent, certified laboratories. [Besides, ] all employees, but in particular the personnel at the cutting department, have to follow explicit hygiene instructions."
Schreurs exclusively uses Natal Briar rootstock grown in its own greenhouse.
After planting, the cuttings and graftings are treated with Schreurs’ Micothon spraying machine. This machine is developed in-house and is used exclusively by Schreurs. It protects the plants with insecticide and fungicide using an electrostatic technique. This way, infection risks and environmental impact are minimized, compared to all other methods.
Overalls, disinfectant hand gel and floor mats have already been standard procedure for many years at Schreurs Holland B.V. Sterilizing machines are used to decontaminate secateurs, buckets, tables and even trolleys before every single use. "And last (but definitely not least!) all of our experienced co-workers are trained continuously to keep them up to date with new hygiene measures, the latest techniques and environmentally friendly improvements."
Schreurs Holland B.V. is a family-owned company with a mission to develop, produce and constantly improve unique floral products. Schreurs is ‘the cream of the crop’ in breeding and propagation of rose and gerbera. Because of Schreurs’ 50 years of experience, we are one of the leading companies in this field. In more than 100 countries worldwide growers grow Schreurs varieties.
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