Horti-BlueC is an inter-regional research project studying how commercial strawberry and tomato cultivation can be made more sustainable by, for example, using local, circular and renewable raw materials in the substrates. Agaris is, as the only substrate producer, one of the 9 International partners involved in the project.
In December 2020, at the Agaris Myco Ukraine plant in Vilya, Ukraine, production of phase 3 substrate was launched. Agaris Myco has already completed third stage of the expansion of its Ukrainian composting plants. Within last two years Agaris has increased its’ production capacity of phase 3 substrate by 300% in Ukraine.
Ghent March 2020 – The potting soil supplier Agaris has been awarded with the Chain Custody RPP certificate. A requirement to achieve certification is that the company extracts all its peat from peatlands that have been certified by the independent Foundation Responsibly Produced Peat (RPP). This ensures that this precious raw material is harvested in a responsible and sustainable manner. RPP is also supported by various environmental organisations to restore valuable natural areas.
Green spaces in an urban landscape are not only a delight to behold, they offer countless benefits for people and the environment.
At the first day of spring the former Greenyard Horticulture announced its new name Agaris. Now a brand new website and identity is launched.
The construction of new tunnels for phase 3 substrate production in Uman (Ukraine) is another important step in the development strategy of the company.
Agaris is developing in collaboration with Ghent University organic substrates specifically designed for LED farming practices, in order to grow more sustainably.
Agaris Myco Poland is the first mushroom substrate manufacturer to offer substrate for organic farming in Poland. Polish growers had until now to import this type of substrate from Germany or the Netherlands.