Together we keep the horticultural chain running!

In many regions across the globe life is getting back to normal step by step but many hurdles will remain. Whatever the situation we at Grodan have our channels open to make sure business can continue. To stress our readiness to assist we have made this video message for you! Let's keep the horticultural chain running together!

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How it started

Producing more with less is in our roots. Since we invented hydroponic stone wool growing in 1969 we have continuously evolved the Grodan approach to sustainable growing. Our first customers started growing hydroponically to avoid disinfection of the soil which was done with methyl bromide, a heavy toxic chemical. Our growing media enabled them to provide the plants with water and fertilizer much more precisely and efficiently. By doing so the yield per square meter further increased, while at the same time saving water, fertiliser and subsequently saving on costs. Grodan can be seen as one of the Founding Fathers of Precision Growing for the horticulture industry. Today,growers make use of a wide range of innovative products for the entire growing cycle from the start of propagation till harvesting.

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Benefits of stone wool

The use of stone wool substrate offers many advantages. Thanks to the controlled manufacturing process, this growth medium is of a consistently high quality. The sterile production under extreme temperature ensures that the product is clean and sterile. Its unique hydrophilic fibre also makes the cultivation on stone wool substrate very easy to control. The grower can administer the amount of water and nutrients the crops need in a very directed and controlled manner, to achieve optimal growing results. Waste becomes a thing of the past. Efficient use of water and nutrients keeps yield per square metre high, and energy consumption per unit of product low. Additionally, the product is lightweight, making it easy to use. And last but not least, stone wool can be easily re-used. To sum up, it is a sustainable and environmentally-friendly product. 

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01 Apr 2020

Digital possibilities for an appointment

Due to the Corona situation, physical visits are, unfortunately, no longer possible. However, if you have questions and/or comments, our Account Managers and Customer Service employees are available for you. Recently, they have further increased their digital skills and have good experiences with support over the phone and online like Skype and Microsoft Teams.

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25 Mar 2020

Covid-19 Update

True to our crisis management motto, Be the ROCK, we are determined to weather this storm; we will stand by our people, customers and external stakeholders.

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05 Mar 2020

Quiet launch at Horticontact 2020

Data-driven decisions are becoming increasingly important in horticulture. This was evident at Horticontact 2020, where Grodan was present.

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17 Feb 2020

’COUNTRYSIDE – THE FUTURE’ OPENS ON 20-02-2020

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.

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14 Jan 2020

AgriFoodTech 2019

The latest innovations within the Agri and Food were shown during the Agrifoodtech conference. Grodan was also represented during the conference.

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27 Nov 2019

Grodan’s software platform e-Gro nominated for SIVAL Innovation 2020 contest

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.

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Press Release
01 Oct 2019

Propagators united at International Propagation Seminar of Grodan

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.

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16 Aug 2019

Our 50th Anniversary in Poland

In Poland, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary with the official introduction of e-Gro – the tool for data driven Precision Growing.

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19 Jul 2019

Grodan supports refreshing Top Sector Horticulture initiative

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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13 Jun 2019

Grodan 50 years in Russia

The Association of Greenhouses in Russia congratulates Grodan on 50 years in business

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11 Jun 2019

Grodan wins GreenTech Award with e-Gro

Grodan, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, has received the GreenTech Concept Award for its latest innovation e-Gro, a data-driven software platform. The award was handed over today at GreenTech, the leading international exhibition for the horticulture industry at the RAI in Amsterdam (June 11-13).

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11 Jun 2019

Grodan nominated for GreenTech Award

At the exhibition booth Grodan will present its latest innovations such as the nominated e-Gro platform. E-Gro is the ultimate software platform for data-driven Precision Growing, giving growers smarter insights into the greenhouse, allowing them to fully optimize cultivation.

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06 Mar 2019

e-Gro launched succesfully

During the HortiContact days, e-Gro was presented at our stand. Visitors could receive a demo of e-Gro by means of a large touchscreen. The reactions were positive and surprised. The video of ANP gives an impression of the launch.

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18 Feb 2019

Grodan launches software platform e-Gro

Today Grodan, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, launches the open software platform e-Gro. This digital innovation gives greenhouse growers smarter insights into the greenhouse.

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Press Release
11 Nov 2018

World Water Day 2018. Let’s talk water in horticulture

World Water Day is about focusing attention on the importance of water. Did you know that today 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water at home? And that the world has committed itself to ensure that everyone has access to safe water by 2030?

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11 Nov 2018

Vigorous crops well balanced all the year round

Grodan, a member of the ROCKWOOL Group, announced the introduction of its Grodan Prestige stone wool slab. Prestige slabs are ideal for tomato and cucumber growers who want to promote fast initial growth of their crops and vigorous vegetative development in the summer.

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11 Nov 2018

Grodan once again awarded the EU Ecolabel

It is quite an achievement that GRODAN has been re-awarded the EU Ecolabel certificate for mineral growing media. Strict climate saving criteria on energy consumption and CO2 emissions, for instance, require annual emissions reports and records of electricity consumption of each production plant over the last 5 years. The circular economy is enhanced by a collection/recycling service, and the requirement for mineral growing media to use recycled materials in the manufacturing process.

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11 Nov 2018

End of season tips & tricks GroSens MultiSensor system

The growing season is nearing its end, or has already finished. As you have also moved your GroSens or Water Content Meter (WCM) system during this period, our cultivation specialist Gert-Jan Goes has summed up the most important tips.

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Press Release
11 Nov 2018

3% increase in cucumbers in high-wire cultivation under lights

Hortus in Futuro in Maasbree, a family business that specialises in high-wire cucumbers, has two harvests annually: a winter harvest of the Hi Power variety (planting date: 28 December) and a summer harvest with Hi Force, a mosaic-resistant variety with a planting date around the longest day.

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11 Nov 2018

The challenge: higher production using less water

To raise awareness of what is best practice in terms of water use in hydroponic greenhouse cultivation Grodan and Priva have published the ‘Best Practice Guidelines for Greenhouse Water Management’. In their experience one of the main reasons why greenhouse growers hesitate to recycle drain water today is because they are worried about complications.

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11 Nov 2018

Growing has never been so precise

Grodan, Part of the ROCKWOOL Group, continues the introduction of the Next Generation 2.0 (NG2.0) substrate technology.

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11 Nov 2018

Grodan opens its first production facility in Russia

In the presence of Aleksey Pesoshin, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, the new Grodan production facility in Russia was opened by means of a symbolic ceremony.

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11 Nov 2018

Grodan launches series of “User Instruction Videos” for growers

For many years Grodan has offered tailored cultivation advice to their customers via the 6-phase model, a blueprint for optimal crop results.

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