Blueberry growers often switch from growing in the open field to container cultivation. A change that had already taken place earlier with other soft fruit such as strawberries and raspberries.
A cultivation process away from the soil has many advantages for growers, according to Greenyard Horticulture. This allows growers to better control the growing conditions with improved irrigation and fertilization strategies. "In close cooperation with a few growers, an innovative substrate has now been developed, in particular for the cultivation of blueberries in containers."
Depending on the cultivation conditions at the growers, the composition of the substrate can be adjusted and also fertilizers and microbial biostimulators can be added to adapt the substrate completely to their needs. The container substrate is also stable for the entire growing period.
New name March 21st
In the spring of 2019, Greenyard Horticulture will unveil its new company name and identity. In September 2018 it was announced that the entire Horticulture division of Greenyard will become an independent organization. With a total of 13 production sites and 800 employees, the company exports to more than 60 countries worldwide. In the spring of 2019, the new company name and identity will be revealed in the market.
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