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Our company is always on the move.

The blog is undoubtedly among the most convenient forms of modern communication. At Klasmann-Deilmann, we use our blog to share our thoughts with our partners and friends; customers and suppliers; our active, former and future employees; and (in the broadest sense) our stakeholders – in a timely manner and at an appropriate intensity. And we’ve a lot to say. Our company is always on the move and we want you to be a part of this.

We look forward to your feedback: do send us an e-mail or use our comments function. We’ll also be grateful for any ideas as to topics you’d be interested in reading about.


Sub­stra­te solu­ti­on to pro­blem of sciarid infestation

11.10.2017 | Author: Hermann Limbers | 0 Comments
Mar­ked impro­ve­ments for orga­nic herbs and in the pro­pa­ga­ti­on of vege­ta­ble crops In an EU rese­arch pro­ject, Klasmann-Deilmann and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Osna­brück inves­ti­ga­ted the cau­ses of sciarid infe­sta­ti­on, espe­ci­al­ly that which affects orga­nic gro­wers. A new sub­stra­te solu­ti­on was deve­lo­ped that redu­ces deve­lop­ment of sciarids by up to 80%. This is espe­ci­al­ly pro­mi­sing for gro­wers that use orga­nic herb substrates with low to mode­ra­te basic dres­sing, com­bi­ning them with liquid fer­ti­li­ser regimes during cul­ti­va­ti­on. Other poten­ti­al uses are as pro­pa­ga­ti­on substrates Read more

The last train from South Field

25.09.2017 | Author: Kim Karotki | 0 Comments
Bird reser­ve with a cycle path Groß Hese­pe, Süd­feld (South Field), sub­di­vi­si­on 28. Con­di­ti­ons are hazy. The cars of the nar­row-gau­ge bog rail­way are ful­ly loa­ded. Heinz Rudolf Brü­ning starts up the engi­ne, emer­ges from the driver’s cab, steps onto the run­ning board and sprink­les sand on the tracks to impro­ve the train’s grip. It’s the last train ever to lea­ve South Field for Schö­ninghs­dorf in the Ems­land regi­on, and it marks not only the end of an era, but also Read more
Company | Career

Help balan­cing fami­ly and career

17.08.2017 | Author: Kim Karotki | 0 Comments
A ser­vice for working parents Making work and fami­ly life com­pa­ti­ble is beco­m­ing increa­singly important. In many fami­lies, both par­ents have jobs so a well-orga­nis­ed approach to ever­y­day life is more essen­ti­al than ever. When mums and dads are in a tight spot, howe­ver, sup­port from employ­ers can be a god­send. Klasmann-Deilmann can now offer a new ser­vice: emer­gen­cy child­ca­re. We inter­view­ed Ilka Kra­ne, our Human Resour­ces Offi­cer, to find out more. What does this emer­gen­cy child­ca­re sche­me involve? Ima­gi­ne this situa­ti­on: your child­min­der has Read more

Spe­cial pur­po­se sub­stra­te for cul­ti­vating blueberries

02.08.2017 | Author: Hermann Limbers | 0 Comments
It’s the blue­ber­ry sea­son again. The litt­le blue fruit that are so very healt­hy are now being har­ve­sted. This arti­cle pro­vi­des inte­res­ting infor­ma­ti­on about gro­wing blue­ber­ries, toge­ther with some use­ful tips. In recent years, blue­ber­ries have tur­ned into a pro­fi­ta­ble spe­cial crop with gro­wing mar­ket poten­ti­al on account of con­stant­ly rising con­sump­ti­on rates. Blue­ber­ries are play­ing an increa­singly signi­fi­cant role par­ti­cu­lar­ly when it comes to con­tai­ner cul­ti­va­ti­on sys­tems. They are plan­ted in green­hou­ses and plastic tun­nels as well as field crops, with Read more

Crad­le to gate – crad­le to grave

24.07.2017 | Author: Jan Köbbing | 0 Comments
Pro­duct Car­bon Footprint Klasmann-Deilmann has alre­ady published its “Cor­po­ra­te Car­bon Foot­print” (CCF) three times, in which it reports the emis­si­ons gene­ra­ted by the Klasmann-Deilmann Group as a who­le. The com­pa­ny also reports the car­bon emis­si­ons of selec­ted indi­vi­du­al pro­ducts in its “Pro­duct Car­bon Foot­print” (PCF). When reporting the figu­res for 2015, the PCF was cal­cu­la­ted wit­hin two dif­fe­rent “sys­tem bounda­ries” for the first time: taking into account all fac­tors which are rele­vant for cli­ma­te chan­ge, we now cal­cu­la­te the car­bon foot­print Read more

It’s you we write for

Our blog’s editorial staff prepare news and topics relating to our company’s various areas of activity. Here, we briefly introduce the members of the editorial team. Don’t hesitate to use the e-mail addresses given here for purposes of feedback and further information, to ask questions and suggest topics.


Corporate Editor

Dirk Röse | Head of Corporate Communications

Dirk Röse has been at Klasmann-Deilmann since 2004 and heads up the Corporate Communications division. His contributions to our blog are mainly about the company’s latest news and day-to-day activities.

Competencies Editor

Hermann Limbers  | Head of Advisory Service & Quality Management

Hermann Limbers has been with Klasmann-Deilmann since 1983. As part of the Product Development team, his contribution has included his instrumental role in establishing our range of Lithuanian growing media and our organic substrates. His present-day focuses are on international customer guidance and quality management. He consistently enriches our blog with his unique expertise on many aspects of raw materials and products.

Careers Editor

Kim Karotki | Corporate Communications

Kim Karotki has, since 2015, enjoyed a wide-ranging remit pertaining to Klasmann-Deilmann’s internal communications. Her background in journalism stands her in good stead when it comes to researching and delving into complex issues. For her blog entries, she generally takes contributions to internal communications and explores them further; she also focuses on human-resources development and careers.

Sustainability Editor

Jan Köbbing | Sustainability Management

Dr Jan Köbbing has been pursuing various research projects at Klasmann-Deilmann since 2015, on topics including Sphagnum farming and the restoration of former peat extraction sites. As Sustainability Manager, he also coordinates our emissions reduction measures and the preparation of our climate footprints. His contributions to our blog relate mainly to corporate social responsibility.