06 April 2017
A trial carried out last year at Hortus in Futuro in Maasbree demonstrated that high-wire cucumbers in 7.5 cm high GRODAN Plantop NG2.0 blocks produced a 1.5% higher yield in natural light and a 3% increase under lights compared with plants in 6.5 cm blocks. Moreover, an increase in fruit weight was noted.
22 March 2017
Hydroponic greenhouse cultivation is on the rise all around the world, in rich as well as poor countries. It provides part of the solution to providing future generations with healthy and safe food. It does this by making the most efficient use of scarce natural resources such as water and fertilisers.
14 February 2017
20 September 2016
Consumers are increasingly looking for quality food which is healthy, safe and at the same time cultivated sustainably. Greenhouse hydroponic cultivation already uses water more efficiently than field based production systems. However large amounts of water are still lost in so called ‘open’ systems. Water use efficiency can be significantly improved by collecting drain water and reapplying it to the crop. GRODAN, Priva and Groen Agro Control have collaborated to produce The Best Practice Guidelines for Greenhouse Water Management.
05 September 2016
ROERMOND, the Netherlands – The GRODAN business, a global leader in stone wool substrate solutions introduces e-Gro: an easy to use, mobile app that gives real-time substrate information. e-Gro is a new GRODAN service developed to support customers with a GroSens® MultiSensor system. Customers, who need to have real-time reporting on their substrate, now have the opportunity to link their GroSens system to the e-Gro app. This new mobile and desktop application provides growers the possibility to get the maximum out of their substrate. It’s easy to use and very accurate. e-Gro is the perfect platform for professional growers interested in expanding their possibilities and keeping control of their growing in real-time. Making Precision Growing accessible from anywhere.
07 July 2016
Next Generation 2.0 (NG2.0) is the latest substrate technology from GRODAN. This technology enables propagators and growers to produce more while using less water, nutrients and space. It creates optimal growing conditions for a whole season, and allows roots to make better use of the entire substrate. NG2.0 is available in plugs, blocks and slabs to help growers and propagators produce sustainably, healthy fresh produce for a growing population.
04 July 2016
10 June 2016
The uniform treatment of several small batches of plants requires the use of easily managed and uniform mineral wool blocks. Blocks that will also provide optimum conditions for plant development. Following tests carried out two years ago at the Production and Breeding departments at Rijk Zwaan in De Lier, the GRODAN Plantop Delta and Plantop Vitagreen blocks proved to be the best and are now the blocks of choice for the cultivation of young plants.