Announcements

Job offersmore »



Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Dirk Mühlenweg, Knauf

From Kilimanjaro to Perligran

For 25 years now, Dirk Mühlenweg has been the responsible sales manager for the horticulture business unit at Knauf, a producer of substrates made from perlite. Being a learned gardener and stately approved landscaping specialist, he witnessed an enormous development in horticulture during these 25 years. Thus he is especially and personally happy about the growing importance of sustainability in the business. It is the top goal of his consistent engagement in the national and international business.



Mühlenweg is a nature lover and conductor of trekking tours, that led him among others to the summit of Kilimanjaro twice. Himself deeply rooted in gardening, he could apply his expertise and passion also in his professional life. In the year 2003 he was responsible for the market launch of the RHP certified gardening perlite Perligran, which has earned renown for its quality and durability. Perligran is used around the globe as a substrate additive as well as a pure medium: “Whoever wants to combine healthy plant growth, efficiency and sustainability, will end up with a natural mineral product just as Perligran“, says Dirk Mühlenweg. “It is featuring a high capillarity and very good drainage and at the same time an especially low weight. And in its pure form Perligran can be re-used up to five times.”



In Germany and Switzerland Perligran was now added to the FibL list, which qualifies it for usage in organic gardening and agriculture. Hearing this made for an especially happy day for Dirk Mühlenweg.

For more information:
Knauf
www.knauf-aquapanel.com

Publication date: 12/22/2016

 


 

Other news in this sector:

1/9/2017 "Double layered bag has been a game changer"
1/9/2017 Advancements in microgreens growing by Grow-Tech
1/6/2017 Effect of plant species, fertilizer on soilless root substrate pH
1/5/2017 Microbial traits, not plants, determine abundance of soil organic matter
1/4/2017 Is there a better way to reduce algae growth?
1/3/2017 Greenyard Grow Bag nominated for Fruit Logistica Innovation Award
11/23/2016 US: Hydroponics can remain organic....for now
11/14/2016 Dutch Plantin India scoops export award
11/3/2016 Growth in the Mexican greenhouse industry creates new opportunities
10/31/2016 Netherlands: First order leaves new Jiffy factory
10/27/2016 The aquaponic surface area problem and how to solve it
10/25/2016 UK: Developing new blends of growing media for horticulture
10/24/2016 European biochar trials show promising results
10/13/2016 Establishing growing substrate pH with compost and limestone
10/7/2016 Tomato grower reduces crazy roots with new substrate
10/6/2016 Increased risks of root problems caused by wrong choice of substrate
9/29/2016 Turkish horticulture picking up again, new generation open to investments
9/1/2016 Cash in on prevention
8/26/2016 Video: The benefits of using coir in growing media
8/19/2016 Grow-Tech introduces new OMRI listed microgreen growing medium