When the life of your crop literally hangs by a thread, quality should not be an issue. Valent Pepper Twine is a twine that is suited for growing peppers thanks to a significant reduction of 50% stretch. Pepper grower Rob Moors uses Royal Brinkman’s Valent Pepper Twine on his entire 48 acres. He likes it in all respects. "It is strong and does not stretch, so the rows are tight from start to finish. It works well and prevents damage and loss of quality."
Pepper grower, Rob Moors from the Netherlands, is always willing to try something new. That was also the case when Royal Brinkman asked him to try out a new twine before the start of the previous crop. "It had been specially developed for peppers, hot peppers, cucumbers, and eggplants," he recalls. "Valent Pepper Twine was supposed to be able to stretch even less and handle a higher load than the usual twine for peppers, to be easy to process and a little more economical. Well, then I want to try it."
Under the motto 'first see, then believe' the grower applied the twine in a few plant rows. And indeed, it did not budge during cultivation. Even on the hottest summer days, when lesser quality wire can stretch a little and cause the plants to hang more in the path (with a greater chance of damage during work), all the plants stood neatly in line. "You have to be able to trust twine blindly, and of course that comes at a price. Valent Pepper Twine costs less than I was used to and that was the deciding factor. According to the specifications, I now have absolute top quality for a sweet price. I don't need to know much more.”
Valent Pepper twine is at the top
Royal Brinkman has worked together with the producer, three growers and an independent expert to develop Valent Pepper Twine. Arie Alblas, account manager in Canada with Royal Brinkman: " With the improved twine we offer the highest quality twine to support vegetable cultivation. It is composed of two types of high-quality plastic and two components for UV protection. It is strong and has a very high stretch point. Flexibility is also a requirement: depending on the method of cultivation, there are up to 70,000 pepper stalks on a hectare and you have to tie each twine manually twice. In its weight class, Valent Pepper Twine is at the top." Valent Pepper Twine is locally available from stock in the colors white (standard) and yellow.