More than 50 years ago, we noticed a tiny plant growing in a piece of abandoned stone wool on a building site. Just as it's designed to do, nature had found a way to grow. And it inspired us to design a system to support it – a smarter, soilless way of growing that we evolve, explore and refine continuously. A system that promises high yields of consistent, high-quality fresh food and medicinal crops to feed and treat the world's growing population.
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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?
The electrical conductivity (EC) unit is commonly employed for analyzing fertilizer component concentrations in hydroponic growth’s nutrient solution or root zone. This involves measuring the electrical conductivity of a solution to determine the cumulative ions necessary for plants (e.g., NO3-, Fe3+) and ballast components (e.g., Na+). The EC value is usually expressed in either millisimens (mS/cm) or microsimens (µS/cm).
Caté, the renowned applied research station in Saint Pol de Léon, situated at the heart of Brittany’s thriving vegetable and horticultural region, has concluded a series of comprehensive comparative trials focusing on stonewool and coco growing media for soilless tomato cultivation. The trials, spanning multiple seasons, have yielded remarkable insights into the agronomic, environmental, and economic advantages of these two media.
As the world's population continues to grow, natural resources are becoming increasingly scarce. Let’s have a look at opportunities to ensure plentiful, healthy food production and availability.
Traditionally, the spring season has always been the prime time for strawberries. Particularly when grown outdoors. But there is more and more proof that global strawberry cultivation is at a turning point. The latest step is to start cultivating year-round, possibly providing fresh produce in the midst of winter.
The trial started September 2023 at Botany and will explore principles of low energy growing under fully dimmable Philips LED lights. Focus will be on plant transpiration and nutrient uptake in a 260 m2 department fitted with active air de-humidification. This year's strategy is built on the knowledge gained from last year's successful tomato trial by Signify. By modelling the expected crop development and performance, both Grodan and Signify expect to reduce up to 40% on heat input by dimming the lights based on crop needs, energy prices, and outside light conditions.
Grodan and Fluence join forces to develop new concept for year-round, high-tech strawberry cultivation with a demonstration trial at Wageningen University & Research in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands.
Grodan launches "Designed to grow" branding to spotlight sustainable, soilless growing for global food and medicine needs.
Young Grodan colleagues, Federico Puksic and Emmanouela Alexopoulou, innovate for a greener world after studying at Wageningen University.
The International Propagation Seminar focuses on automation and control, covering topics from robotization to climate control.
Grodan introduces Vermiculite-Free Plantop NG0 Funnel Plug, ensuring excellent results and a cleaner work environment.
We are the leading supplier of fire resilient stone wool insulation providing solutions for all major application areas, including technical and OEM.
We are a global leader in the supply of innovative stone wool substrate solutions for the professional horticultural based on Precision Growing principles.
We provide customers with a complete ceiling system offer, combining panels with suspension grid systems and accessories.
We manufacture board material mostly used in ventilated constructions, for façade cladding, roof detailing, soffits and fascias.
We develop innovative products used in a wide range of applications, including friction, tracks, coatings, and gaskets.