Innovation partner Delphy ISFC

Kekkilä-BVB has become an innovation partner of Delphy ISFC through substrate brand BVB Substrates. Through this collaboration we focus on the development and dissemination of knowledge within the soft fruit sector. Due to this strong bond between independent research partners and the sector, we expect to be able to make an important contribution through relevant innovations.

Boosting Serbian fruit growers

Last month the groundwork for “Netherlands Small Fruit Solutions” has started. This is a three-year project in Serbia aiming to find ways to increase the harvest and the price growers get for the fruits.

Using the right substrate to fight Phytophthora

Last month an article about the tests that BVB Substrates is carrying out together with Proefcentrum Hoogstraten was published in the magazine Poeftuinnieuws. Through these tests we want to find out whether the composition of the cutting soil influences the chance that a strawberry plant will be affected by fungal disease Phytophtora.

Burgeoning market for blueberry growing in South Africa

The figures certainly speak volumes. At the start of 2018, the land used for blueberry cultivation in South Africa amounted to 1600 hectares. At the end of 2019 that is predicted to exceed 2500 hectares. European supermarkets import this superfood from Africa in the winter season. Good substrate from BVB Substrates combined with the skills of dealer Mabu contribute to successful cultivation of these health beneficial berries.