Competencies

25.07.2018
Kim Karotki

Grow­coon for eco­lo­gi­cal agri­cul­tu­re

Inclu­ded in Skal list

Thanks to its bio­de­grad­able struc­tu­re, our Grow­coon pro­pa­ga­ti­on sys­tem is an inte­res­ting opti­on for orga­nic busi­nes­ses. The Grow­coon has now been inclu­ded in the Dutch Skal list, which means that an inde­pen­dent cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on body has con­fir­med that the use of Grow­coons is per­mis­si­ble in Skal-cer­ti­fied orga­nic farms in the Nether­lands.

The Grow­coon is a bio­de­grad­able plug with a fle­xi­ble, open struc­tu­re. When used in pro­pa­ga­ti­on sys­tems, the Grow­coon holds the pro­pa­ga­ti­on sub­stra­te tog­e­ther and this com­bi­na­ti­on forms a sta­ble root ball. The Grow­coon is made from food-safe com­pon­ents and has been awar­ded the “OK Com­post” seal in accordance with EN 13432. Amongst other things, this means that the Grow­coon does not con­tain any con­ta­mi­nants which pose a risk for crops, humans or the envi­ron­ment and does not lea­ve any harm­ful resi­du­es.

Moreo­ver, the Grow­coon has now also been inclu­ded in the Dutch Input List. This is a public regis­ter which sta­tes pro­duc­ts which are per­mit­ted for use in orga­nic far­ming in the Nether­lands. The list inclu­des fer­ti­li­sers, soil impro­vers, plant pro­tec­tion agents and rela­ted pro­duc­ts. The Grow­coon satis­fies the­se eva­lua­ti­on cri­te­ria, so that orga­nic far­mers with Skal cer­ti­fi­ca­ti­on in the Nether­lands can now use Grow­coons.

Skal Bio­con­tro­le” is respon­si­ble for cer­ti­fy­ing the relia­bi­li­ty of orga­nic pro­duc­ts in the Nether­lands. It is the only con­trol orga­ni­sa­ti­on in the Nether­lands that is aut­ho­ri­sed by the Minis­try of Eco­no­mics. As “Bio”, the Dutch term for orga­nic, is legal­ly pro­tec­ted, a pro­duct can only be label­led “Bio” if the pro­duc­tion pro­cess com­plies with the sta­tuto­ry regu­la­ti­ons.

Grow­coon was deve­lo­ped by the Dutch com­pa­ny Maan Bio­Ba­sed Pro­duc­ts B.V., which is also respon­si­ble for pro­duc­tion. The Klasmann-Deilmann Group owns the glo­bal dis­tri­bu­ti­on rights for Grow­coons.