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Global Specialist in Tissue Culture
Global Specialist in Tissue Culture
Vitro Westland is a global specialist in producing tissue culture from existing varieties and custom production.
From their offices in the Netherlands, Poland and Turkey, they serve the worldwide market with hundreds of various tissue culture products, such as perennials, pot plants, cut flowers and bulbous plants.
Tissue culture is a method of rapidly propagating plants under sterile conditions. It is very important for the quality of the end product that the entire process takes place in a sterile environment.
This technique is used to quickly produce a large number of plants from new or existing varieties.
Tissue Culture Process
Basically, tissue culture is a form of 'cuttings', but all factors in tissue culture are manually promoted. For example, only the growth point of the plant is placed and the conditions under which the plants are placed are artificially optimized.
In the laboratory, the plants are placed in trays with a prepared nutrient medium and are then stored in an optimal environment.
Through this artificial influence, growth is stimulated and new 'cuttings' are created that can be split every 4-8 weeks and placed as a new growing point.
Nursery in Poland
In addition to our laboratories, we have our own nursery in Poland. Thus, we can provide you with the tissue culture product in different stages.
For example, it is possible to purchase tissue culture plants from Vitro Westland at stage 3 (which comes directly from the laboratory) or hardened plugs can be supplied. On request, the company can custom grow pot or big size plugs.
Free Sale and Contract Basis
Their tissue culture focuses on the free sale of crops, but they also produce according to specific customer requirements. For example, Vitro Westland offer a wide range of crops for which they are licensees or which are not (anymore) protected by plant breeders' rights.
They can also initiate tissue culture based on, for example, one unique plant and propagate, root and cultivate it on specific request.
Globally Valued Production
Their tissue culture products are shipped worldwide, from Europe to South America and from North America to Asia. Vitro Westland distinguishes itself with the end product through a good price / quality ratio, a high service level and the presence of its own research laboratories.
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GreenTech Americas Re-Schedules to August 2021
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“The horticulture industry in Mexico and surroundings is still increasing and we are excited to connect this industry and share top-notch knowledge via the GreenTech platform in August (15-17th).
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We talk with Amanda Sizer-Barrett, Director General of Gardenex on our Garden Retail Focus page.
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