We take great pains to cultivate with environmental protection. We do weed as much as possible on a mechanical way. Our own obervations in the nursery and the preventif system of observation and warnings (PCS) are used for the battle against diseases.
Since 2000 our efforts in this matter are rewarded with a MPS-A qualification.
"Milieu Project Sierteelt" (Environment Project Ornamental cultivation) is an internationnaly accredited environmental standard, based on registration of a number of evironmental issues. The goal of MPS is reducing to a minimum the environmental burdening for participating firms. It favours environment-friendly cultivation of plants, outlet and nursery-products of thousands of participants all over the world. Not only tree-nurserymen participate in this program, but also traders and retailers. Together they expert themselves for a better environment and make important environmental profits.
- Cultivation that is protective to the environment and socially responsible
- Participation throughout the whole chain: from nurseryman to florist
- Go along with growing environmental awareness
- Effective system of registration
- Profiling through qualification and vignette
- Accredited qualifications
- Results that are measurable
Every 4 weeks our nursery registers the consumption of these environmental issues:
- Meansfor crop-protection:
- Obligatory registration of all means for crops-protection
- Limited list of allowed means
- Control of means for crops-protection, usd amounts and residuum. Applying biological devices, mechanical treatment of herbicids are being stimulated
- Specific standards per group of crops
- Obligatory registration of all fertilizers
- Efficient use is stimulated
- Control of fertilizers and amounts
- Obligatory registration of all energy sources
- Efficcient usa and durable energy are being stimulated
- Standars and control of the consumption of energy
- Stimulation of adequate waste management and natural composting
- Control of waste assorting
MPS made to measure:
Traders buying consciously MPS-products and fulfilling the MPS-demands can be recognised as MPS-traders. Having this recognition the trader can go along with the increasing demand of the market. As a MPS-trader he is allowed to use the MPS-vignette on resale.
Retailers consciously buying a certain percentage of MPS-products and fulfilling the MPS-demands can be recognised as MPS-retailers. MPS-reailers thus go along with the growing awareness for the environment and can offer the customer a "greener" alternative.
Judging by the registered data the MPS divides the firms in environmental qualification A, B or C. Businesses like ours, having obtained environmental qualification MPS-A, cultivate in a way that protects the environmental the best.