Passion for a healthy nature
Every year, 8.5 billion bulbs are grown in the Netherlands (crocuses, daffodils, lilies, gladioli, dahlias and especially a lot of tulips). Unfortunately, it has become normal to use artificial fertilisers and pesticides or plant protection products from the chemical industry in the process. This seems necessary to control pests and weeds. However, up to 114 kilos (lilies) of active pesticides and protectants per hectare are used in the process (compared with an average of 7.5 kilos for arable farming) (source: CBS 2022). Unfortunately, the result is a soil without life, i.e. without the resilience to actually prevent pests.