Tree Nursery

BVB Substrates provides a wide range of growing media for the tree nursery industry. The ideal substrates mix will be tailored depending on your pots size, cultivation- and water system the ideal composition. Additionally to the key raw materials of sod peat, cocos, white- and black peat, a number of additives such as pumice, bark, sand and clay can be add to the mixture.

Substrates for short cultivation

Perennials

Perennials are usually grown outside in pots. Over 1000 species of perennials exist: from herbs to ground covers and from short to long cultivation.

Ericaceas

Ericaceas are outdoor plants that are grown on a substrate with a low pH. The mixes mainly contain peat because it has a  naturally low pH.

Substrates for longer cultivation

Shrubs & fruit trees

Shrubs and fruit trees require a longer cultivation period than perennials, because they don’t grow as fast. Thus, we recommended more stable mixtures for shrubs and fruit trees. The main ingredient of these mixtures is block peat.

Conifers and Christmas trees

For the cultivation of conifers and Christmas trees, bark or pumice stone is added to the stable substrate mix for optimum root formation.

 

Young plants

Young plants benefit from a stable and airy mixture consisting of turf, coconut, pumice and perlite. These mixtures are always in stock, both seperately packed in bags and in big bags.

More information

Contact our sales advisors for more information or our offering for tree nurseries!

 

“ORGANIC GROWING IS IN FULL DEVELOPMENT AND BVB SUBSTRATES SUPPLIES MORE AND MORE CUSTOMERS WITH SUSTAINABLE SUBSTRATES AND ORGANIC FERTILIZERS.”

Jan Dirksen
Growing advisor

BVB TopClean

In addition to the substrate and fertilizers, we have developed a suitable covering agent that is ideal for use at the tree nursery. This cover agent called BVB TopClean prevents the growth of moss and weeds, without impeding the growth of the plant.

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Tailor-made mixtures

We use a number of main components for our tree nursery mixtures:

  • Block peat
  • Cocos
  • Milded peat
  • Turf

The following sub-components can be added to the mixture:

  • Pumice stone
  • Coir
  • Perlite
  • Bark
  • Sand
  • Clay

Peat reduced substrates

BVB Substrates supplies various alternative products that can fulfill a similar function as peat in a mixture. We produce 100% peat-free mixes, but we also produce mixtures in which part of the peat is replaced. We always test the ratios thoroughly  and keep looking for ways of doing business in a more sustainable way. For mixtures for the low-pH category Ericacene, alternative compositions are being looked into to reduce the proportion of peat.

“WE ALWAYS TRY TO THINK ALONG WITH OUR CUSTOMERS TO FIND THE IDEAL MIXTURE FOR HIS COMPANY TO HELP THE CUSTOMER TO ACHIEVE SUCCESS.”

Bram van Bommel
Sales adviser

Fertilizing

In many cases extra fertilizer is added for outdoor cultivation. Depending on the wishes of the customer, regular, organic or slow-release fertilizers are used. The percentage of fertilizers is based on the duration of the cultivation and whether or not there are possibilities for extra fertilization later on. With the FMTM (Fertilizing Made To Measure) program developed by BVB Substrates, we can determine what kind of fertilizer and what amount of it to add in a mixture; tailored to the needs of the plant and the growing methods used.

Sustainability

Plant enhancers can be added to our mixture. Plant enhancers encourage plants to make antibodies against pests and diseases. This way plants develop a better root system with more root hairs. By using natural (fungal) enhancers, among other things, it is possible to grow with fewer artificial fertilizers and fewer crop protection agents. Our plant enhancers are products that occur freely in nature. They are not harmful to the environment.

 

Innovation

BVB Substrates supplies substrates for both traditional and organic cultivation. The composition of substrates is tested in our modern laboratory and then tested at growers. Together with growers, we set up trials and see what the results are. But we also collaborate intensively with multiple partners in the value chain and various knowledge institutions to optimize our products. In collaboration with Koppert Biological Systems, BVB Substrates has conducted tests in which the plant resistance has been tested.