Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Top 5 - yesterday

  • No news has been published yesterday.

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »

Fried Koop:

"Stronger plant through stone wool without plant-unfriendly material"

October falls in the middle of the season of ordering new stone wool slabs. Fried Koop, Benfried; "We note that growers are really loyal to their current slab suppliers. On the other hand, the step to a trial with a different slab is made very fast. Growers make their choice of slab based on reliability, controllability, root penetration and good performance throughout the year. That's it in a nutshell."

During the trial, sampled slabs are opened to properly study and evaluate the root penetration. Fried: "There are many trials done by growers, and our stone wool slab, Multigrow, stands out with better root penetration. We offer a durable stone wool slab with a formaldehyde-free binder. With the development of Multigrow we aimed for a robust development of roots by omitting plant-unfriendly material. This results in a stronger plant structure, which means that there is a more resistant plant in the greenhouse."

At the location in Den Hoorn the slabs are custom made and prepared. Fried: "We can offer tailor made work: length, height, width and provided with various plant holes.

Benfried also gets increasingly more orders worldwide for Multigrow. Fried: "The first order from Gran Canaria came in. And the season has just begun. Besides, the nice thing about this customer is that he did not test our product. He already knew Multigrow from other growers. So that makes this very special." 

For more information:

Benfried b.v.
Fried Koop
Hooipolderweg 1
2635 CZ Den Hoorn (ZH)
Tel: +31(0)15 - 256 93 56  
Fax: +31(0)15 - 262 34 22

Publication date: 11/17/2017



Other news in this sector:

1/9/2018 US (MI): Managing substrate pH of soilless substrates
12/14/2017 New flat coir grow bags in four specialty blends
12/8/2017 "Growing demand for cocopeat substrates in China"
12/7/2017 Italy: "Koltura, not a simple substrate"
11/30/2017 "Three layered coir textures create perfect environment for blueberries"
11/27/2017 How substrate structure influences air porosity
11/21/2017 Peat moss comes in many grades
11/17/2017 Substrates for hydroponics and aquaponics
11/13/2017 "Strawberries grow better on coconut fibre"
11/8/2017 Brown Grow opens U.S. subsidiary
11/3/2017 Enriched biochar shows good results against crazy roots
11/2/2017 Research: Organic fertilizer for cannabis in two coir-based substrates
10/31/2017 Peat and Growing medium markets: supply and demand
10/20/2017 "Extending the pre-planting phase gives more control over generative growth"
10/13/2017 US: Enroot Products ships first Ameri-Coco bagged coir
10/9/2017 Norway: Miljøgartneriet chooses Pro block for plant propagation
9/28/2017 This is how it works with coir growbags
9/27/2017 Demand for biochar booms
9/27/2017 Germany: Restart for Terracult, founding MD returns
9/11/2017 "Challenging year for growing media producers"