Two water sources are used:
1. Rainwater collected on the glass roof of the greenhouses. This water is stored in a water silo. In case of extreme rainfall this helps water boards because it does not end up in the ditches.
2 Ditchwater. As the water must be as clean as possible, this water is first filtered before it is given to the plants.
The concrete cultivation floors are connected to a closed system so water and fertilizer can be recirculated. An ebb and flow system is used linked to a closed system. Here 100% of the casting water is recirculated. This way, there is no run-off to the soil. The duration that the water is on floors in the ebb and flow system is optimally set, depending on the need (according to the seasons), plants and pot size.
The water consumption of Adrichem Potplanten has no influence on the drinking water supplies in the region.
The Polanen heat cooperative was established in 2018. Adrichem Potplanten is a member of this cooperative in order to promote gas-free cultivation. In the coming years, a heat network will be installed and Adrichem Potplanten will also make use of it.
In order to preserve nature, the grass and weeds along the ditch sides are mown and sprayed with non-harmful agents. When mowing the ditch edges, bird breeding sites are spared. No unnatural or harmful substances are discharged into the ditches.
Waste materials such as plastic and paper are collected separately within the company and disposed of as soon as possible. In short, everything is kept as natural as possible. All this in order not to be a burden to nature.
Good climate control is used to control pests within the nursery. If an illness and/or pests are detected, organic pesticides (natural enemies) are applied immediately. This way, the use of plant protection products can be reduced to a minimum. For the cultivation of the Capsicum no plant protection product is used anymore.
In addition we are working nice and need with healthy starting materials.
Adrichem Potplanten is in possession of the most important certificates issued by the international certification organisation MPS, indicating that the products have been grown responsibly and with respect for people and the environment.
Adrichem Potplanten is in possesion of the environmental certificates MPS-A, MPS-GAP and MPS SQ.
– MPS-A – indicates the level of sustainability of the company’s operations.
– MPS-GAP – for companies that supply to retailers and concerns traceability, environment, safety and hygiene. MPS-GAP is the next step beyond MPS-A on the road to sustainability.
– MPS SQ – relates to the social aspects of business operations