07 July 2016

NG2.0 FROM GRODAN: THE NEW STANDARD FOR OPTIMAL IRRIGATION

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.

The growing world population means the demand for sustainably produced and healthy fresh produce is continuing to increase. The greatest challenge facing growers is creating the ideal conditions for growth: not just for a few weeks, but all year round. Precision Growing plays a vital role in this respect. It gives growers the opportunity to produce more using less water and nutrients.

The next step in Precision Growing

GRODAN introduced Next Generation Technology in 2007. Its introduction already signalled a giant leap forwards in crop management, plant steering and root development. NG2.0 can be considered to be the next step in Precision Growing (click here for animation).

NG2.0 adds new benefits to the advantages already offered by Next Generation Technology. Water distribution is even more uniform and even better utilisation of the entire substrate volume by the crop is ensured. Continual new growth of roots in both the block and the slab results in a healthier and more vigorous crop throughout the whole growing season. These benefits translate to higher yields, improved fruit quality and reduce the sensitivity of the crop to diseases. NG2.0 creates the perfect substrate for growers and propagators of plants.

Phased transition to NG2.0 from 2016.

GRODAN will implement NG2.0 in its complete range of products. In 2016, NG2.0 will be fully incorporated into the substrate slabs GT Master 10 high and Vital 19.5 and 20 cm wide. Groplug, the Plantop block and the new Plantop dry block will see the partial incorporation of NG2.0 technology this year, soon followed by all remaining products. For a complete overview of the available products, please contact GRODAN customer service or your GRODAN Account Manager.

About the GRODAN Group

The GRODAN Group supplies innovative, sustainable stone wool substrate solutions for the professional horticultural sector based on Precision Growing principles. These solutions are used in the cultivation of vegetables and flowers, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet peppers, aubergines, roses and gerberas. The Group offers stone wool substrates together with tailor-made advice and tools to support Precision Growing, facilitating the sustainable production of healthy, safe, and tasty fresh produce for consumers. Sustainability plays a prominent role at GRODAN, from the production of stone wool substrates to end-of-life solutions.

Founded in 1969, the GRODAN Group is active in more than sixty countries worldwide. The Group’s head office is in Roermond, the Netherlands.

For more information and images:

Kees Struijk, Marketing Manager GRODAN Western Europe
Tel: + 31 (0) 475 - 353298
email: kees.struijk@grodan.com
www.grodan.nl and www.grodan.com/ng20