Klasmann-Deilmann recently completed a trial with substrates for continued growing of Elsanta at Proefcentrum Hoogstraten. The results show that GreenFibre, an alternative raw material made of wood fiber developed by Klasmann-Deilmann and produced in-house, is an excellent alternative to coconut coir and peat substrates.
GreenFibre contains no silicon and is made industrially, so that the quality is constant. The new substrate mixture for strawberries shows good root development and is an economically attractive alternative to coco coir, according to the substrate producer.
Frank Lenkens at substrate test in Proefcentrum Hoogstraten
Armed with the scientifically substantiated results of the tests in Hoogstraten, Frank Lenkens from Klasmann-Deilmann has started some practical tests at the BerryNova research department of Genson Soft Fruit Plants in Sint-Oedenrode and at Delphy. The results so far confirm the results of Hoogstraten, but the final results will be announced at the end of June and the beginning of August respectively.
Strawberry growers who are interested in the tests at Genson Soft Fruit Plants, can contact Frank Lenkens for a visit to the nursery in Sint-Oedenrode. Visits are strictly by appointment only. Frank can be reached at +31 (0) 6 -13 40 16 72.
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Nieuwe Waterwegstraat 34
3115 HE Schiedam