Futuristic fungiculture in the Netherlands
Every year Kekkilä-BVB produces 430 000 m3 of casing soil for the mushroom industry, 175 000 m3 of that goes directly to the Dutch market which grows 300 000 tons of mushrooms every year. Producing this many mushrooms in such a relatively compact geographical space has led to some interesting innovations within the Dutch mushroom growing community.
World Wetlands Day: An introduction to peatland
For this year’s World Wetlands Day, we decided to dedicate our blog to a very particular kind of wetland, peatland. We invited the President, one of the two Vice-Presidents, and Acting Secretary General of the International Peatland Society (IPS); Marko Pomerants, Jack Rieley and Susann Warnecke respectfully, to give us an introduction to peatland.
The New Life-Cycle Assessment for Growing Media
Think bigger! Last month Growing Media Europe AISBL released a brand new life-cycle assessment (LCA) guideline for growing media. Therefore, we have dedicated this blog to everything LCA. Our sustainability manager Folkert Moll clarifies what an LCA is, debunks some previous notions about LCAs and explains why this new guideline will help our industry make better choices.