"We seek dialogue with you."

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.


Car­bon foot­prints for indi­vi­du­al nur­se­ries and crops

18.06.2018 | Aut­hor: Jan Köb­bing | 0 Com­ments
Klasmann-Deilmann has deve­lo­ped a cal­cu­la­ting tool for deter­mi­ning the car­bon foot­print of a hor­ti­cul­tu­ral com­pa­ny. This mea­su­re dis­c­lo­ses not only emis­si­ons rela­ting to ener­gy con­sump­ti­on, seed, fer­ti­li­sers and pesti­ci­des, as well as packa­ging and gro­wing con­tai­ners, but also the pro­por­ti­on ari­sing from sub­stra­te use. The cal­cu­la­ting tool also con­verts a nursery’s emis­si­ons into a figu­re for a given cul­ti­va­ted crop. A num­ber of important fin­dings are pre­sen­ted here.  It was in 2013 that Klasmann-Deilmann first cal­cu­la­ted a cor­po­ra­te car­bon foot­print (CCF) that fac­tors in all emis­si­ons gene­ra­ted Read more
Com­pa­ny | Com­pe­ten­ci­es

Webi­nar in Wagenin­gen aids with WUR Chal­len­ge

11.06.2018 | Aut­hor: Kim Karotki | 0 Com­ments
Stu­dents on a quest for a sustain­ab­le gro­wing medi­um How can we ensu­re that urban popu­la­ti­ons are sup­plied on a regio­nal basis with fresh fruit and vege­ta­bles, and that this food is pro­du­ced sustain­ab­ly? This is the task now facing 23 inter­na­tio­nal teams of stu­dents. So what are the key cri­te­ria when choo­sing a gro­wing medi­um? Sebas­ti­an Kipp of Klasmann-Deilmann show­ed them just that – in a webi­nar. Twen­­ty-three inter­na­tio­nal teams of stu­dents have been tas­ked with desi­gning an urban green­hou­se, and in an unli­kely Read more

Peat mos­ses at the Inno­va­ti­on Cen­ter

04.06.2018 | Aut­hor: Kim Karotki | 0 Com­ments
Fasci­na­ting plants Peat mos­ses now grow in a peat basin out­side our Inno­va­ti­on Cen­ter in Geeste. Howe­ver, they did not appe­ar ent­i­re­ly of their own accord, but with a litt­le help from Jan Köb­bing (Head of Sustai­na­bi­li­ty Manage­ment) and Doro­thea Ram­mes (Land Use + Sustai­na­bi­li­ty Manage­ment). They plan­ted a mix­tu­re of dif­fe­rent spe­ci­es of peat mos­ses here, sowing a total of 1100 plants of six dif­fe­rent spe­ci­es and making sure that the indi­vi­du­al spe­ci­es were given their own ide­al hydro­lo­gi­cal con­di­ti­ons, i.e. hydro­phi­lic spe­ci­es Read more

Chan­ge con­cer­ning the Mana­ging Direc­tors

24.05.2018 | Aut­hor: Dirk Röse | 0 Com­ments
Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH wis­hes to announ­ce a chan­ge con­cer­ning the Mana­ging Direc­tors. Long-time Mana­ging Direc­tor Nor­bert Siebels will stand down from his posi­ti­on on 1 July 2018 at which time the com­pa­ny will then be run joint­ly by Moritz Böcking and Bernd Weh­ming.  On 1st July, 2018, fol­lo­wing 28 years of dedi­ca­ted ser­vice, Dr Nor­bert Siebels will step down from the manage­ment of Klasmann-Deilmann GmbH at which time he will assu­me the posi­ti­ons of mana­ging direc­tor of Bad Bent­heim based C. Deilmann GmbH & Co. Read more

Sci­en­ti­fic stu­dy: Peat extrac­tion cau­ses lower emis­si­ons than expec­ted

16.05.2018 | Aut­hor: Jan Köb­bing | 0 Com­ments
Klasmann-Deilmann com­mis­sio­ned and con­duc­ted a stu­dy that invol­ved moni­to­ring of emis­si­ons from peat­land over a two-year peri­od in accord­ance with sci­en­ti­fic cri­te­ria. It emer­ged that raw-mate­­ri­als extrac­tion results in a con­s­i­der­ab­ly smal­ler quan­ti­ty of green­hou­se gas emis­si­ons per annum than assu­med so far. The figu­re for average emis­si­ons that the com­pa­ny had pre­vious­ly used, based on data from the lite­ra­tu­re, was 10.73 t CO2e per hec­ta­re, per annum. In actu­al fact, howe­ver, the mean annu­al emis­si­ons asso­cia­ted with black peat are 3.13 t CO2e per hec­ta­re; tho­se 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.

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.

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.

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.