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.

grodan, case studie, france, greenhouse, grower

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. 

RockWorld imagery, The big picture, volcanic, lava, rock, stone

Grodan News

The latest news from Grodan

Types

Brands

When

We can't find any results that match your search

Grodan, press release, NethWork, New York, exposition, horticulture
Press Release
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.

Read more
Grodan
Photo e-Gro, red, green, grodan
Press Release
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.

Read more
Grodan
Q Logo Innovation Award Nomination
Press Release
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.

Read more
Grodan
Load more