Silke Hemming: “The time is ripe for data-driven cultivation”
According to the United Nations (UN), water is the primary medium through which we will experience the effects of climate change
Data in the greenhouse is growing in importance as a means for optimizing plants. In part 1 of this blog, Head of Chair Group Horticulture and Product Physiology of Wageningen UR Leo Marcelis spoke about the growing use of data and measurements by growers.
Optimizing plants is a grower’s daily task. Many growers make frequent use of Wageningen University’s knowledge for it. Professor Leo Marcelis has been researching plants in greenhouse horticulture at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
Hydroponic cultivation on stone wool growing media results in a higher yield per square meter compared to cultivation in soil. In a greenhouse the ultimate climate conditions can be created for plants. This, in combination with Precision Growing, enables growers to give the plant exactly the amount of water and fertiliser it needs. This leads to a strong plant that carries more fruits.
ANGERS, France 28 November - Grodan, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, is nominated in the SIVAL Innovation 2020 contest for its latest innovation: e-Gro. This is an open software platform that gives greenhouse growers smarter insights into the greenhouse, allowing them to make data-driven decisions for their cultivation strategy. SIVAL will reveal the winners of the SIVAL Innovation 2020 contest in December.
More than 100 propagation companies were in the Netherlands this week. They were invited by Grodan - the company organized the International Propagation Seminar for the eighth time. The kick-off of the event took place with a number of presentations, showing how it pays off to grow based on measurements. 'Welcome to Number-land' was the theme of the event.
In Poland, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary with the official introduction of e-Gro – the tool for data driven Precision Growing.
Last week, on behalf of the Top Sector Horticulture & Starting Materials Loek Hermans handed over the publication ‘Top Sector Horticulture & Starting Materials and the SGDs: practical examples’ to the Deputy Agriculture Minister of Nigeria. A wonderful moment to highlight our thriving sector as a marketplace for sustainability initiatives. Grodan contributed to this report.
The Association of Greenhouses in Russia congratulates Grodan on 50 years in business
Grodan, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, has received the GreenTech Concept Award for its latest innovation e-Gro, a data-driven software platform. The award was handed over today at GreenTech, the leading international exhibition for the horticulture industry at the RAI in Amsterdam (June 11-13).
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