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Van der Knaap collaborates with Ellepot

Propagation plug combines coco or peat mix with degradable paper

Van der Knaap has entered into a strategic collaboration with Ellepot. Together they introduce a new propagation plug, which will be produced with the patented air press technology developed by Ellepot. The plugs are made of high-quality coco or peat mix wrapped with FSC certified environmentally friendly…

Plant propagation robot wins Bremen Environmental Award

The project "RoBoCut" of the Bremen plant manufacturer Bock Bio Science GmbH receives the Bremen Environmental Award 2019. With their innovative robot system, the developers of the first fully automatic production method for plant tissue culture in agricultural and horticultural plants prevailed against…

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NL: Newest technical installations at new greenhouse of Florensis

Florensis is building a 6-hectare greenhouse in Dinteloord, the Netherlands with which it can expand the cultivation of all kinds of floricultural products. Stolze is taking care of the electrical and water technical installation and the growth light. In their own words, the installer has never before…

Germination and propagation at De Kruidenaer

The benefits of multi-layer cultivation... in a greenhouse

The germination and propagation of herb plants is done in a vertical set-up on the concrete path (just before the ponds) at Christ Monden's nursery in Etten-Leur. What once started as a cautious test has now become standard practice there. Christ Monden and Bas Dirven A number of years ago Christ asked…

Dümmen Orange teams up with Bremkens Orchids

Dümmen Orange and Bremkens Orchids signed an agreement for exclusive rooting of Dümmen Orange phalaenopsis products for the European market at the Bremkens production facility in Germany. In addition, the sales teams of both companies will team up to create services to support growers. Left to right:…

Fleuroselect reports successful campaign against illegal re-propagation

Pot and bedding plant breeders united in Fleuroselect report on a successful 2019 campaign against illegal propagation of legally protected varieties. Nine breeders and six main countriesNine top pot and bedding plant breeders collectively represented within Fleuroselect supported the campaign which…

Kees Veldhuijzen about the Iribov project in Ghana

Make a real impact with good starting material

Iribov has had a production location in Ghana for a number of years. The location is used for the propagation of tissue culture. Most of the production will go back to the Netherlands for the customer network in Europe, but during the last three years the company explicitly also started to focus on the…

"She loved the Sunfinity Sunflower and the story behind it"

US Congresswoman Finkenauer visit at Plantpeddler

U.S. Representative Abigail Finkenauer visited Plantpeddler on July 30. During her visit at Plantpeddler she toured the production of rooted Poinsettias, Summer/Fall finished crops, expansion of the facility, and new trial gardens. "Abby loved the Sunfinity Sunflower and the story behind this incredible…

Malaysian school pioneers orchid in-vitro propagation

Maktab Rendah Sains Mara (MRSM) Kuching is the first school in Malaysia to have an orchid in-vitro laboratory to propagate local orchid species to ensure its species posterity. Sarawak Orchid Society (Saroso) president Zurenawatte Zaidel said that for a start, over 20 local orchid species are being…


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