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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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Tree, Nature, Forrest

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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Latest blogs

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Sustainable Growing

Contributing to the Russian greenhouse sector’s development with green knowledge

Grodan has operated in the Russian market for more than 20 years. It’s a challenging market where growers have to deal with a changing climate and decreasing natural resources, while consumers increasingly demand fresh products. How can an international organization like Grodan stay in close contact with growers and thrive in such a country of extremes? And what can we do to help growers shift towards a circular economy? We posed these questions to Aleksey Kurenin, Business Manager RSM (Russian Speaking Markets) at Grodan.

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Tico VF2
By Lynn Radford
Water Management
Sustainable Growing

The benefits of stone wool growing media in vertical farming

Vertical farming is on the rise around the world, not least because it supports a number of major societal trends such as local sourcing and sustainability. In this article, Tico van Leeuwen explains why the right growing medium plays an important part in creating the optimal conditions for a strong and healthy crop, and why stone wool is such a good choice for vertical farmers.

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Water Management

Innovation in the greenhouse: how co-creation leads to sustainable, lit cucumber cultivation

In october last year, right before the dark winter months, ten parties from the greenhouse horticulture sector started growing cucumbers at the Botany research center in the Netherlands, as we learned during the first episode of this cucumber trial. These parties came together to investigate how cucumbers can be cultivated in a sustainable and efficient way during winter, with the help of extra (LED) lighting.

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By Stefanie Wienhoven
Water Management
Sustainable Growing

Floaters with the right growing media is key for the lettuce industry

As one of the defining systems builders in the horticulture industry based in Horst (the Netherlands) founder and CEO of Light4food Rene van Haeff was convinced that the horizontal and vertical controlled growing systems in combination with light were to be the future solution for growing crops sustainably. Light4Food is a turnkey system builder for a wide variety of crops grown in both greenhouses and vertical farms.

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Latest News

Poland, Kalisz session, Plantop block
Article
01 Jun 2021

Grodan renews set up of the International Propagation Seminar 2021

Since 2012 Grodan organizes the International Propagation Seminar (IPS). Over the years, this event has become the international platform for propagators and their suppliers to exchange knowledge and offers excellent networking opportunities. In our ambition to further increase the impact of this event we identified new possibilities.

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Grodan beauty of horticulture series
Article
21 May 2021

Towards a resilient, future-proof horticultural sector

Did you know that for 99,7% of the high-tech growers in greenhouses, biological control methods are the standard? To protect their plants against harmful insects, per hectare 511.000 natural enemies of these insects are used per year.

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Article
12 May 2021

Finding the right light recipe for cucumber cultivation

During the past winter season, Grodan together with nine other partners was involved in a cucumber trial at Botany. We investigated what effect different light recipes have on the cultivation of cucumbers in the greenhouse. The goal: growing cucumbers indoors throughout the whole year in the most sustainable, efficient way.

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e-Gro Campaign Summer 2020
Article
30 Mar 2021

Redesigned dashboard for optimal crop steering

As we’ve entered the spring season, the harvest season will start soon for many growers. The e-Gro team recently launched a new product release with new features which will help growers providing more insights during the busy harvest season. We’re very excited to share with you the latest improvements in the Dashboard Module.

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GroSens and GT Master slab
Article
19 Mar 2021

Every drop counts: valuing water in the greenhouse

On World Water Day, we highlight three solutions that are currently being explored to optimize water usage in the greenhouse.

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Article
26 Feb 2021

Grodan’s recycling top-3 according to ‘guru’ Tom Vitters

‘Guru’ Tom Vitters about recycling highlights at Grodan in 2020

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