Sustainable chrysanthemum cultivation at Dümmen Orange
Added on 18 August 2022
Dümmen Orange is an international breeder and propagator focused on pot plants, bedding plants, perennial plants, tropical plants, cut flowers and bulbs. "Sustainability is a high priority for us", explains Roy van Kester. "The ErfGoedFloor enables us to grow emission free. It is a closed system: water and fertilisers are captured and can then be reused. This growing system suits our aim to make growing cut chrysanthemums sustainable." At the moment, cultivation occurs mainly outdoors. By adding this innovation to their show greenhouse, Dümmen Orange wants - together with its partners - to show the sector that there are good, applicable innovations available for substrate grown cut flowers.
For the substrate, Dümmen Orange came to Van der Knaap for advice. As an expert in substrate manufacturing, we can offer an outstanding range of different custom solutions. Our advisors possess practical knowledge of diverse crops, which means they can give advice about optimal growing conditions.
The choice for coco substrate was an obvious one. "We have good experience with coco substrate. For chrysanthemum cultivation we were looking for the ideal air and water balance. An aerated growing medium where the chrysanthemum can establish and take root'', says Roy van Kester.
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