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Ronald Bosch

Phytopathologist, Agronomist, Horticulturist

Ronald Bosch

Ronald A. Bosch is passionately dedicated to sustainable flower cultivation. With a background in tropical agriculture and a specialization in tropical phytopathology from the Dutch Wageningen Agricultural University, Ronald's journey into the world of blooms has taken him across continents, nurturing his expertise and love for the floral kingdom.

Ronald's career has blossomed from the Caribbean to Latin America and South America, finally finding its roots in Africa. In 2021, Ronald joined the Marginpar family, driven by the goal of enhancing the sustainability of their flower production. Flower brand Marginpar, a proud member of the FSI, has set its sights on achieving 100% sustainable flower production, and Ronald is at the helm of this green mission as their agronomist and phytopathologist.

But what does that mean, you ask? Ronald is no ordinary flower aficionado; he's a master of plant pathology, an interdisciplinary field encompassing botany, microbiology, crop science, soil science, ecology, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, and physiology. Agronomists like Ronald conduct intricate experiments to unearth the best practices for elevating crop quality and production. With a profound knowledge of chemistry, biology, economics, earth science, ecology, and genetics, agronomists can be aptly described as "crop doctors," committed to ensuring the well-being of the Earth's harvests.

In the world of sustainable cultivation, soil is the foundation, and it's where Ronald's quest begins. Ronald's burning question revolves around sustainable soil management. This is a challenging journey, especially in the realm of summer flowers, where research has predominantly revolved around crops like roses, often conducted by rose companies themselves. Ronald and his team are determined to chart new territories in understanding the limits and potential of their own precious blooms.

So, if you're curious to learn more about Marginpar's journey towards sustainability, be sure to follow Ronald’s blogs.

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How It Works Marginpar's Journey to Sustainability - Part 4 To cover or not to cover.
Dec 20 | 3 min read
How It Works Marginpar's Journey to Sustainability - Part 3 Planting material, an accelerated start.
Dec 06 | 3 min read
How It Works Marginpar's Journey to Sustainability - Part 2 Support the biological life in the soil.
Nov 22 | 4 min read
Sustainability Marginpar's Journey to Sustainability - Part 1 How we deal with the management of the soil-borne pathogen - an organism that can cause disease.
Nov 15 | 3 min read

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