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Welcome to Grodan At Grodan, we believe vertical farms will play an indispensable role in our future global food production

Welcome to Grodan Sustainability is in our genes

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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Latest blogs

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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Grodan
By Gursel Karacor
e-Gro

Video Vlog: Combining plant science with data science

Combining data and plant science is more relevant than ever. If we apply it in the correct way, we could potentially grow fruits and vegetables more efficiently and sustainably, but how do you combine plant and data science?

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Latest News

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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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Article
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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Article
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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Article
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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