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Kurt Lauwers, Hollandplant

NL: "We have a very eventful season behind us"

An extremely dark winter, violent January storms and the Pepino virus. "We have had a very eventful season behind us," as sales manager Kurt Lauwers of Hollandplant summarizes the past few months.

Storms and viruses
The storms in January caused hours of anxiety for glasshouse horticulture. "A number of customers suffered damage. Most growers were able to fill their greenhouse with remnants from our stock, but some we had to sow again." Regarding the Pepino virus Kurt says: "Hollandplant has never brought in any viruses, so for us nothing changes, but it is a subject that is talked about a lot. As far as the TOC virus is concerned, fortunately we do not have customers who have got it."

More plants delivered
Because of expansions and a few new customers, Hollandplant has had to supply more plants. "The latest plants for daylight cultivation are now being delivered and the first tomato plants for lighted cultivation have already been sown again.

"Despite the gloomy winter with far too little sunshine, we still have been able to supply good plants. In order to keep sufficient strength in the plant, we had to use more lighting and consequently more monitoring for light sensitive varieties to prevent oedema damage as much as possible." 

Geothermal energy and eggplant plants
In addition, in the past season there were also positive developments for the company from Bergschenhoek: "In December, Hollandplant was connected to the geothermal network and in the meantime the first supply was received. Also this year, for the first time, we supplied large batches of grafted, topped eggplant plants."

Hollandplant is present with these plants at HortiContact Gorinchem from 20 to 22 February in booth number 223.

For more information:
Warmoeziersweg 50
2661 EH Bergschenhoek
T: +31(0)10 – 521 63 33
F: +31(0)10 – 521 46 09

Publication date: 2/22/2018



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