Analysis of circular greenhouse horticulture
Did you know that 95% of the tomatoes in the Netherlands are grown on stone wool growing media? One of the tomato growers with a long history of working with Grodan is Ton Janssen, the innovator behind the famous Tasty Tom.
“Vertical farming is the ultimate form of precision growing,” says Pim Molenaars, Business Development Manager at Grodan. Vertical farming is hot and happening now: it speaks to people’s imagination, it reduces space needed for food production, and it enables food production close to urban areas in a safe and clean way.
Silke Hemming: “The time is ripe for data-driven cultivation”
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.
The exposition Countryside - The Future of Rem Koolhaas opens in the Guggenheim Museum in New York on February 20th 2020. By organizing this exposition, Mr. Koolhaas and the Guggenheim want to boost the discussion about the developments in non-urban areas. The goal of Countryside - The Future is to create impact. The exposition itself ends in August 2020, but the effects of what will be exposed in New York will last much longer. Countryside – The Future tells the story of the development of the countryside throughout the ages, using various themes. These themes will be visualized by connecting them to specific areas in the world. The Dutch horticultural sector illustrates what the future of food and food production look like.
The latest innovations within the Agri and Food were shown during the Agrifoodtech conference. Grodan was also represented during the conference.
ANGERS, France 28 November - Grodan, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, is nominated in the SIVAL Innovation 2020 contest for its latest innovation: e-Gro. This is an open software platform that gives greenhouse growers smarter insights into the greenhouse, allowing them to make data-driven decisions for their cultivation strategy. SIVAL will reveal the winners of the SIVAL Innovation 2020 contest in December.
More than 100 propagation companies were in the Netherlands this week. They were invited by Grodan - the company organized the International Propagation Seminar for the eighth time. The kick-off of the event took place with a number of presentations, showing how it pays off to grow based on measurements. 'Welcome to Number-land' was the theme of the event.
In Poland, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary with the official introduction of e-Gro – the tool for data driven Precision Growing.
Last week, on behalf of the Top Sector Horticulture & Starting Materials Loek Hermans handed over the publication ‘Top Sector Horticulture & Starting Materials and the SGDs: practical examples’ to the Deputy Agriculture Minister of Nigeria. A wonderful moment to highlight our thriving sector as a marketplace for sustainability initiatives. Grodan contributed to this report.
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