Fascination of Plants Day: Sweet peppers in slabs of Forteco Profit

Nic SosefSweetpointGemaakt op :06-02-2004

An image to ponder (click to enlarge). From Wageningen University and Research Centre, the image is being used to promote Fascination of Plants Day, which will take place for the second time on May 18, 2013.

From the EPSO website: “The second international ‘Fascination of Plants Day’ will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message.”

If you look closely, you’ll see the plants are growing in “substrate slabs” made of coconut husks by the company van der Knapp. The clearly visible brand names of the slabs are Forteco Profit. The plants are sweet capsicum (i.e. sweet bell peppers).

Here are a few more images from the Fascination of Plants Day website:

Fasc of Plant - Dee-Rawsthorne-collection-of-mutant-brachypodium-plants-JIC Fasc of Plants - Dee-Rawsthorne-Aqualegia-seed

Window boxes Chile (c) Zoe Popper

Window boxes Chile (c) Zoe Popper

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