IPM to present 'sustainably produced peat'

Griendtsveen AG and Torf und Humuswerke Gnarrenburg are to receive the certificate of Responsibly Produced Peat for the sites Esterweger Dose/Habichtsweg (Griendtsveen AG) and Steinfeld and Augustendorf-Barkhausen (Torf- und Humuswerke Gnarrenburg) at IPM Essen.

The chairman of Zentralverbands Gartenbau, Jürgen Mertz, will hand over the certificates at the event held 26-29 January in Essen, Germany.

The goal of the certification scheme Responsibly Produced Peat is to ensure that peat used as a constituent for growing media can be guaranteed from responsible sources. Hand over certificates will be on Wednesday 27 January 2016 at 1.30pm at booth 1D12.06.

Independent Certification for Responsibly Produced Peat is inspected by the independent certification body MPS-ECAS. The inspection report issued by MPS-ECAS was evaluated by the Committee of Experts of Responsibly Produced Peat, after which the committee advised the board to grant this certificate.

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Meanwhile, at the show, Produc will promote Ponky Peppers Spicy Jane F1, Tomato Magnusa F1 and Tomato Tutti Frutti varieties.

Lubera will be promoting Raspberry 'Little Red Princess', a compact thornless variety.

Poulsen Roser will present the follow up to 'Elaine Paige', which won the Golden Rose of the Hague in 2015.

Phillips Horticulture LED Solutions will show how Kernock Park Plants improved their propagation rate by up to 96 per cent using LED lights.

Florensis is one of the nominees for the International Grower of the Year awards prizes at IPM. The company is celebrating 75 years of business and has a Tuscan theme to its IPM stand.

Promotions include the Toscana Pelargonium series and ‘Peltatum’ red double flowered Paula and white double flowered Eva, as well as Pelargonium zonale Toscana ‘Magic Eyes’ Kasech and Toscana Villetta MixMasters hanging geraniums. Calibrachoa Conga and cyclamen persicum Outsider are also focusses.

Florist Holland will have Gerbera Pick your Mix and a Mobile Concepts Store to promote.

Johnsons Lawn Seed will join its parent company, DLF, and its European and Russian brand partners at Essen. New products will include the latest addition to the TurfLine range - ‘2016’, offering the same lawn seed mix as used in stadia across France ahead of the European football championships.

Seedbooster - a new fertiliser based coating for lawn seed, will also continue its wider European launch. 

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