Kientzler subsidiary Innovaplant gains accreditation

Innovaplant from Costa Rica has registered in the MPS-ABC registration system with the highest A+ rating for the correct management of their energy, water, fertilisers and crop protection agents.

Arthij van der Veer and Andreas Kientzler
Arthij van der Veer and Andreas Kientzler
Additionally, they have recently achieved the MPS-GAP certification. This certificate focuses on good agricultural practices and less environmental impact.
Innovaplant was established in 1994 with an area of 2.5 hectares and an approximate annual production of four  million cuttings. This year its area is 10 hectares of greenhouses, of which there are 6.5 hectares of production in greenhouses with anti-virus netting. Its production for this year is about 120 million cuttings, produced in greenhouses and 3 million cuttings, produced in laboratory (tissue culture stage 3 plantlets).
Cuttings go to United States, Canada and Europe.
MPS's Arthij van der Veer said: "MPS has been working with growers in North America since 2008 on further developing their sustainability efforts and give them insight (based on the MPS-ABC sustainability benchmark certificate) on their performance. MPS-ABC is the perfect registration tool to keep track on consumption of crop protection agents & fertilisers. You prove that you are in compliance with market requirements using the quarterly reporting tool as management instrument."


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