Gernert Jungpflanzen, a nursery in Germany, works with 100 umol LED for cultivation. Owner Achim Gernert gives a hands-on presentation sharing his own experiences.
As rules and regulations for the use of pesticides increase, specialists in plant protection at Biobest Marvin Koot & Arjo van Lenteren share the Go's & No Go's for biological control in propagation.
Plantosys advisor Erik Jaspers gives his view on how to create resilient plants by protecting them against insects with beneficials, using the right plant growth enhancers / biological enhancers.
Ines van Marrewijk, Product manager agribusiness at Groen Agro Control, explains the importance of hygiene in relation to viruses and bacteria.
Marcel Janssen, Manager Sales at Gipmans Planten, shares his experiences LED in plant propagation, as daily radiation is an important aspect in propagating young plants.
If Grodan were a country, it would be one of the most successful recycling countries in the world. In 2022 alone, Grodan achieved a recycling rate of 65%! By comparison, Germany, considered the most efficient recycling country in the world, has a recycling rate of 68%. Nevertheless, we are not satisfied yet and are working on better and more recycling solutions worldwide.
In summary, utilizing new high-tech devices and software, such as the new Grodan GroSens sensor and e-Gro, in cultivation facilities is vital for achieving precision, efficiency, productivity, compliance, risk mitigation, and maintaining a competitive advantage. These tools empower growers with accurate data and advanced analytics, leading to improved cultivation practices, higher yields, and better crop health.
Due to various challenges facing growers nowadays, it is becoming increasingly interesting to cultivate strawberries in high-tech greenhouses all year round. Stone wool is known to achieve demonstrable benefits as a growing medium for various other protected crops. However, little practical research has been conducted into its suitability for strawberries. That’s why Grodan decided to validate the performance of stone wool growing media in a real-life trial together with the Delphy Innovative Soft Fruit Centre (ISFC) in the Netherlands. We asked Vera Theelen, Researcher Soft Fruit at Delphy ISFC, to tell us more about the trial results so far and their implications for the strawberry market.
This year, the focus of the United Nations observance is how to accelerate the change needed to solve the water and sanitation crisis. The global campaign is called “Be the change”. The aim is to encourage society to take action and change the way we use, consume and manage water. As Grodan, being an active member in this society, our aim is to provide the best solutions and provide high-end services that can support growers to “Grow more, with less” and change towards a sustainable way of growing while respecting natural resources.