Peter Withagen of Zonnekreek tomato growers in the Netherlands, switched to Koppert’s Natupol...Read more >
What growers say
250 Natupol advisors and 120 distributors worldwide help growers in their greenhouse by offering customized advice using best practices. In case of problems the well trained and solution driven consultants will investigate the issues seriously. Continuous research and active feedback from ‘the field’ are the basis for the ‘best practice advice’. Kopperts goal is to help growers get as much pollination work out of the bumblebees as possible. Growers see the advantages of this way of working. Like Rahouan Mansour from Tunisia, Rodriguez Manrique of Spain and Peter Withagen from the Netherlands.
Peter Withagen of Zonnekreek tomato growers in the Netherlands, switched to Koppert’s Natupol bumblebees in 2008. “Up to that point we had been using 55 hives per hectare per year, from a different supplier. Now we’ve greatly reduced the number of hives we use, down to 34 hives per hectare per year. But our pollination results are still excellent, so we’re saving a great deal of money as compared.”