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HORTI+ 04: Innovation at the heart of the Vila Group

HORTI+ 04: Innovation at the heart of the Vila Group

If you look behind the Biogrow brand you’ll find the story of a family of French farmers, the Vilas, who have been growing fruit and vegetables in the South of France for the last 40 years. They started off growing in open fields, then moved into greenhouse growing...

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HORTI+ 04: Production continues in Sri Lanka

HORTI+ 04: Production continues in Sri Lanka

Anyone that follows the international news will have seen that Sri Lanka is going through some very difficult times at the moment. The country is facing power cuts, and food, fuel and other essential items such as medicines are in increasingly short supply. There are...

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HORTI+ 04: New Operations Manager in India

HORTI+ 04: New Operations Manager in India

Already living and working in India (New Delhi) when he applied to work with us, Vincent’s previous employment was with a large French company manufacturing heavy equipment, where he started as Assistant Financial Controller, closely followed by a successful stint as...

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HORTI+ 04: Biogrow China webinar

HORTI+ 04: Biogrow China webinar

Following the cancellation of the Hortiflorexpo in China, an online event was organised by Biogrow's international sales team and Tick Rise, a distributor for Tutrina (a real-time plant activity evaluation system). The topic of the day was “Root environment management...

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Offering hope to school children in Sri Lanka

Offering hope to school children in Sri Lanka

Yesterday our Sri Lankan Operations Manager Mr Nishantha Hewage visited Katagamuwa Primary School to congratulate the students who are entering the first grade. He told us "it was a real delight to see the talents of all the students and the effort the teachers are...

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BIOGROW India launches Rural Development Scheme

BIOGROW India launches Rural Development Scheme

BIOGROW India is proud to announce the kickstarting of their Rural Development Scheme this week, in which they helped a small business owner set up his own fiber processing unit. With a combination of smart investments to empower local people, and the sharing of...

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GreenTech Americas trade fair – 2022

GreenTech Americas trade fair – 2022

Come and see us at the GreenTech Americas trade fair, which will be taking place between 27th and 29th April, in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. Quentin and all the BIOGROW Mexico team will be delighted to see you there.

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HORTI+ 03: China now a key market for cocopeat

HORTI+ 03: China now a key market for cocopeat

Recent projections for global substrate demand have shed light on the challenges the industry faces in the years and decades ahead. New crops being produced in substrates (including soft fruit, vegetables and leafy greens, transplants, and cannabis) are helping to...

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HORTI+ 03: Sustainable development in the Philippines

HORTI+ 03: Sustainable development in the Philippines

Long before incorporating a new structure in the Philippines, substrate company Biogrow was already looking at how they could organize it as a sustainable development program, capitalizing on the experience and impact they had in Sri Lanka or India. "The production of...

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HORTI+ 03: GrowTech LLC a Russian success story

HORTI+ 03: GrowTech LLC a Russian success story

Stories of business success motivate and inspire, and this is especially true in the contemporary Russian marketplace. In order for businesses to thrive in this challenging market they have to be able to cope with working in uncertain conditions and overcome numerous...

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HORT+02: Launch of BIOGROW Philippines

HORT+02: Launch of BIOGROW Philippines

It was 4 years ago that our management team first visited the Philippines to explore the possibility of creating a new production site to support our operations in Sri Lanka, India, and Brazil. When we saw the huge potential this country had to offer not only in...

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HORTI+02: New BG website

HORTI+02: New BG website

Last year, we decided to redesign the BIOGROW website so that it would better represent who we are as a company, our current development projects, and our vision for the future. One of the key drivers for this project is our belief that in order to offer the best...

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HORTI+02: Harvesting Robots

HORTI+02: Harvesting Robots

One of the biggest issues facing commercial farmers nowadays, outdoor and indoor, is labour scarcity. The reality is newer generations are not taking up farming and this is true across the globe. Automation appears to be the logical solution to fill this ever-widening...

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La Serre des Grands Lacs

La Serre des Grands Lacs

We've been working with La Serre des Grands Lacs in the South-West of France for many years now and today HortiDaily featured them in their widely-read industry newsletter. In the article Toby Wright, the Director talks about his background in agriculture, their use...

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Employee health and safety

Employee health and safety

In Sri Lanka we've just opened a new building with changing rooms and other facilities for workers at our production plant at Wariyapola. This is an important addition to our Sri Lankan infrastructure, as it will help to maintain our workers' health and safety,...

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HORTI+ 01: The current state of substrates in 2021

HORTI+ 01: The current state of substrates in 2021

The value, demand and dependency for soilless substrates has never been greater. NEVER. Last year brought unprecedented changes as well as many opportunities to the horticultural industry worldwide. These challenges and opportunities set the stage for what should be a...

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HORTI+ 01: 2021 another challenging year

HORTI+ 01: 2021 another challenging year

With the ongoing impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic we, like many businesses, have had to re-think our strategy & vision in order to adapt and respond to these exceptional times we’re currently facing. In addition to the global pandemic the current shipping...

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HORTI+ 01: Growth & development in Mexico

HORTI+ 01: Growth & development in Mexico

Quentin Gomis, Biogrow Substrates, on the Mexican market: "We see an ever-increasing interest in hydroponic growing" "Ever since I was a little boy, my dad took me to the greenhouses where he worked. From a very young age I knew everything about growing tomatoes: the...

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Strawberry harvest in Russia

Strawberry harvest in Russia

It's the start of the strawberry harvest for our customer in Russia in the Kuban region. Covering 6 hectares, the Kuban-Malamino company (Krasnodar region) is a pioneer in hydroponic strawberry cultivation in Russia, where it cultivates the Cabrio and Monterey...

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BIOGROW India supporting local community

BIOGROW India supporting local community

Constantly aware of the struggles that many people and businesses living in our community face due to poverty, Covid-19, and many other factors, we at Biogrow, strive to help them whenever we can. Today we donated desks, chairs and filing cabinets to the new village...

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New General Operations Manager for BIOGROW Sri Lanka

New General Operations Manager for BIOGROW Sri Lanka

We are pleased to announce that Mr Nishantha HEWAGE has been promoted to the position of General Operations Manager of BioGrow Lanka pvt Ltd. Nishantha started with Biogrow as a supervisor in 2003. Thanks to his unwavering hard work and professionalism, he quickly...

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BIOGROW’s mission & vision statement for 2020

BIOGROW’s mission & vision statement for 2020

Here at BIOGROW we take great pride in what we do, as do all our staff in India, Sri Lanka, Brazil and the Philippines, and we look toward the future with great optimism and ambition to be the world's leading producer of cocopeat based growing substrates. A special...

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ECOGROW premium peat moss substrates

ECOGROW premium peat moss substrates

Our partner in Brazil HOLAMGROW taking delivery last week of our premium quality ECOGROW peat moss bales. "BIOGROW Substrates made by growers for growers." For more information please contact us using our online enquiry form.

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Opening of BIOGROW Ultra in India

Opening of BIOGROW Ultra in India

Celebrations got underway yesterday to mark the opening of our newest coco peat processing plant in India, Biogrow Ultra, which will enable us to offer more high quality products to our clients. The entire team united for a traditional inauguration ceremony performed...

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Excellent day at Triangle Farms in Hyderabad

Excellent day at Triangle Farms in Hyderabad

Our Operations Manager in India Benjamin spent an excellent day at Triangle Farms in Hyderabad where he was given a guided tour of their facilities. It's always great to meet our customers and also to see the Biogrow growbags (produced in our Indian factory) in action.

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Donation of chairs to local primary school

Donation of chairs to local primary school

Last week the staff at Biogrow India donated some new desks to a school in their local area. Before receiving the chairs the children were forced to sit on the floor during their lessons, which made it hard for them to concentrate.

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The importance of cricket

The importance of cricket

We recently sponsored the Biogrow India staff cricket team with new cricket tops. Anyone who has visited India knows how important cricket is to the Indian nation. In fact the sport is so popular amongst kids that they frequently play what is called ‘gully cricket’...

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Biogrow India corporate social responsibility

Biogrow India corporate social responsibility

Always keen to involve our company in community work – both in conformance with the CSR scheme and our desire to help make a difference in the lives of the people around us - we recently visited a local school for underprivileged children to make a donation of a flat...

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Back to school for grade 1

Back to school for grade 1

Our Biogrow Sri Lanka team has decided to bring smiles on the faces of the grade 1 students of 9 surrounding schools. They have offered them, school backpacks, water bottles and some multimedia speakers for the class room.

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GreenTech Americas trade fair – 2022

GreenTech Americas trade fair – 2022

Come and see us at the GreenTech Americas trade fair, which will be taking place between 27th and 29th April, in Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico. Quentin and all the BIOGROW Mexico team will be delighted to see you there.

read more
BIOGROW India launches Rural Development Scheme

BIOGROW India launches Rural Development Scheme

BIOGROW India is proud to announce the kickstarting of their Rural Development Scheme this week, in which they helped a small business owner set up his own fiber processing unit. With a combination of smart investments to empower local people, and the sharing of...

read more
Offering hope to school children in Sri Lanka

Offering hope to school children in Sri Lanka

Yesterday our Sri Lankan Operations Manager Mr Nishantha Hewage visited Katagamuwa Primary School to congratulate the students who are entering the first grade. He told us "it was a real delight to see the talents of all the students and the effort the teachers are...

read more
HORTI+ 04: Biogrow China webinar

HORTI+ 04: Biogrow China webinar

Following the cancellation of the Hortiflorexpo in China, an online event was organised by Biogrow's international sales team and Tick Rise, a distributor for Tutrina (a real-time plant activity evaluation system). The topic of the day was “Root environment management...

read more
HORTI+ 04: New Operations Manager in India

HORTI+ 04: New Operations Manager in India

Already living and working in India (New Delhi) when he applied to work with us, Vincent’s previous employment was with a large French company manufacturing heavy equipment, where he started as Assistant Financial Controller, closely followed by a successful stint as...

read more
HORTI+ 04: Production continues in Sri Lanka

HORTI+ 04: Production continues in Sri Lanka

Anyone that follows the international news will have seen that Sri Lanka is going through some very difficult times at the moment. The country is facing power cuts, and food, fuel and other essential items such as medicines are in increasingly short supply. There are...

read more
HORTI+ 04: Innovation at the heart of the Vila Group

HORTI+ 04: Innovation at the heart of the Vila Group

If you look behind the Biogrow brand you’ll find the story of a family of French farmers, the Vilas, who have been growing fruit and vegetables in the South of France for the last 40 years. They started off growing in open fields, then moved into greenhouse growing...

read more