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.
Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to ensure that you receive the Grodan products you’ve ordered? Find out by reading a series of interviews with some of the people involved! In this edition, we spoke to Huub Hermus, Key Account Manager Vegetables for the west of the Netherlands.
Crop registration is a key activity in your greenhouse in order to know how your crops are growing, based on this information you can set better your growing strategy and adjust whenever it’s needed. Watch the video’s below to discover more about why crop registration matters and how it’s applied in practice at the Dutch tomato greenhouse company ‘Van Rens’.
Grodan has been working on various recycling trials for several years, an important step when it comes to sustainability. What are the benefits for growers when we use recycled materials in our products, how exactly does it work, and what is involved? Susanne Ruthenberg, Grodan International Product Quality Manager, clarifies these questions in this interview.
Organizations and academics in greenhouse horticulture are continuously looking for new and innovative ways to combat new and existing plant diseases in a natural way. Grodan, led by Peter Spoor, Director of Applications & Development, is currently involved in national and international research initiatives to better understand the role and function of microorganisms in substrates. In this interview, Spoor explains why these studies are so relevant to the sector. “By stimulating and directing microbiological life in the right direction, the plant becomes more resilient and can therefore fight pathogens more easily.”
We hope you had a great summer and harvest! As the days get shorter and darker, for many of you the growing season is coming to a close or you will soon transfer to growing with artificial light. We’ve worked hard on new features and updates that are available as of today in your account for growers with lit* cultivation as well as for growers without lit cultivation. As a result of interviews with top growers worldwide and continuous testing, we’ve enhanced three features in order to help you optimize your growing, plan better and gain more insights into your targeted growing strategy.
The way we work today in the greenhouse industry has changed enormously. It has become more common to work remotely and digitally. We see a great demand amongst greenhouse teams and external crop advisors to collaborate on a digital platform, and share and alert each other on key growing information.
Most of you are heading into the busiest period of the year and in order to help you prepare for the peak of the growing season we’ve worked hard on new features which will unburden you and help you focus on doing what you do best: growing!
Four leading players in the indoor farming sector have joined the Resource Innovation Institute (RII) in a pilot that aims to transform the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) sector. The partnership aims to provide growers with insights and benchmarks that they can use to maximize sustainability and minimize their footprint. The pilot is funded by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).
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.
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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