Feeding future urban populations - Introducing the vertical farm

Vertical farms are a very promising and sustainable solution to the growing needs for healthy, local foods in (over)populated urban areas. What’s more, at Grodan, we believe vertical farms will play an indispensable role in our future global food production. So, what is it all about?

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Sustainability is in our genes. From the moment we’ve invented stone wool growing we have been facilitating an efficient way of producing food to keep people healthy, with a positive impact on the planet by minimising the use of resources, whilst at the same time helping growers optimise their profit to sustain their businesses in the future.

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Watch now: Webinar Root zone management

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.

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18 Nov 2020

High-tech greenhouse scores highest on the environment and sustainable development

November 22, 2020 - Research plays an important role at Grodan and is aimed at making our products and production method even more sustainable and efficient. We also find it important to investigate how the horticultural sector as a whole can contribute to more sustainable and efficient food production. That is why today, during World Science Day, we are offering a preview of an important study that was conducted this year by our partner Wageningen University & Research and made possible by Grodan.

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07 Oct 2020

Precision growing by Piet van Adrichem

Our world population is growing every single day, and an increasing number of people need access to healthy and nutritious food. At Grodan, we believe that more sustainable food production is a critical solution for this worldwide challenge.

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23 Jun 2020

Growing media sector presents ambitious agenda for the future

Grodan is member of the Dutch Potting Soil and Substrate Manufacturers Association (VPN). The objective of this association is to continuously improve the substrate sector. As such we, alongside with the other members, determine the policy agenda for growing media. During the member’s council, late June, the policy agenda “A strong, indispensable basis” was presented.

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04 Jun 2020

From parasitic wasps to clean substrates: How food safety is monitored in the greenhouse

According to the WHO, unsafe food causes over 200 illnesses around the globe, from diarrhea to cancer. Food can become unsafe when it is exposed to harmful bacteria, viruses, parasites or chemicals. Over the last few years our food-chain has become increasingly complex, with different players and global distribution.

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29 May 2020

Grodan recycling solutions awarded with EU Ecolabel extension

Grodan, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, received the extension of its EU Ecolabel until 2022. After being awarded the EU Ecolabel in 2019, a yearly audit is part of the well-respected certification scheme. This makes Grodan the only eco-labelled stone wool growing media available to professional horticulture growers.

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15 May 2020

Together we keep the horticultural chain running!

The global spread of covid-19 is a challenge unlike anything seen in our lifetimes. At Grodan we’ve always been optimistic that we will come through this difficult crisis as strong as ever. Therefore, it is good to experience that situations in the various regions are getting back to normal. Slowly but surely.

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