Competencies

02.02.2018
Hermann Limbers

Klasmann-Deilmann takes over inter­na­tio­nal dis­tri­bu­ti­on of Grow­coon

Scope of agree­ment with Maan Bio­ba­sed Pro­duc­ts broa­den­ed  |  Demand gro­wing world­wi­de |  Many bene­fits for gro­wers  |  Flier Sys­tems to deve­lop new dis­pen­ser

The Klasmann-Deilmann Group has pla­ced the dis­tri­bu­ti­on of the Grow­coon pro­pa­ga­ti­on sys­tem on a fair­ly long-term basis. The agree­ment with Nether­lands-based manu­fac­tu­rer Maan Bio­Ba­sed Pro­duc­ts is initi­al­ly for a three-year peri­od, with an opti­on for exten­ding the con­tract. “We’re proud that an inno­va­ti­ve busi­ness like Maan has ent­rusted our com­pa­ny with the sel­ling of a for­ward-loo­king pro­duct like the Grow­coon,” said Nor­bert Siebels, Klasmann-Deilmann’s Mana­ging Direc­tor. Under this new arran­ge­ment, Klasmann-Deilmann has been exclu­si­ve­ly man­da­ted with the world­wi­de dis­tri­bu­ti­on of the pro­pa­ga­ti­on sys­tem; exis­ting custo­mers in the Bene­lux coun­tries will con­ti­nue to be sup­por­ted by Maan.

Klasmann-Deilmann had embar­ked on the pilot pha­se of its Grow­coon dis­tri­bu­ti­on in the autumn of 2016, the aim being to gain expe­ri­ence of this pro­pa­ga­ti­on sys­tem in con­junc­tion with hor­ti­cul­tu­ral busi­nes­ses and to sound out the mar­ke­ting poten­ti­al. “Feed­back from all parts of the world is extre­me­ly posi­ti­ve,” added Siebels, “and demand is gro­wing.”

In view of this trend, fur­ther stan­dard sizes and spe­cial sizes have been added to the ran­ge, as has the varie­ty of trays for use with the­se sizes. The fle­xi­bi­li­ty in terms of pro­duc­tion means that the right size of Grow­coon can be pro­vi­ded for vir­tual­ly any tray sys­tem.

The Grow­coon can be used in all estab­lished pro­pa­ga­ti­on sys­tems and dif­fe­rent trays. The pro­duct is pla­ced in trays manu­al­ly or auto­ma­ti­cal­ly using a dis­pen­ser upstream from the tray-fil­ling machi­ne. Dutch com­pa­ny Flier Sys­tems – a lea­ding sup­plier of auto­ma­ti­on solu­ti­ons in com­mer­ci­al hor­ti­cul­tu­re – has now been com­mis­sio­ned to deve­lop a new dis­pen­ser spe­ci­al­ly desi­gned for the Grow­coon.

The Grow­coon

Grow­coon is a bio­de­grad­able mesh with an elastic and open struc­tu­re. When used in pro­pagti­on sys­tems, the mesh holds the pro­pa­ga­ti­on sub­stra­te tog­e­ther and, in this com­bi­na­ti­on, helps a sta­ble root plug to form. The­re­fo­re, a high-qua­li­ty pro­pa­ga­ti­on medi­um in con­junc­tion with Grow­coon pro­vi­des ide­al gro­wing con­di­ti­ons for young plants. The use of Grow­coon has, for examp­le, pro­ved effec­tive with seed­lings, in the roo­ting of cut­tings, in the gro­wing-on of young plants from in vitro sys­tems, and in hydro­po­nic cul­ti­va­ti­on. The main bene­fits of using Grow­coon for pro­pa­ga­ting young plants are shorter gro­wing cycles, the robust health of young plants, grea­ter root ball sta­bi­li­ty and – espe­ci­al­ly with deli­ca­te seed­lings and cut­tings – lower fail­u­re rates. Fur­ther­mo­re, savings can be achie­ved in the use of gro­wing media, as the­re is no need for com­pac­tion.

The Grow­coon is made from food-safe com­pon­ents and fea­tures the OK COMPOST label cer­ti­fy­ing it to the EN 13432 stan­dard. This means, that the bio­de­grad­able mesh which the Grow­coon is made of does not ent­ail any pol­lu­ti­on risk with respect to farm­land, peop­le or the envi­ron­ment, and lea­ves no harm­ful resi­du­es. Grow­coon was deve­lo­ped, and is pro­du­ced, by Nether­lands-based Maan Bio­Ba­sed Pro­duc­ts B.V.

More infor­ma­ti­on about the Grow­coon is here.