Director Marketing Vincent Deenen of Grodan opens the Seminar, and shares his vision on the impact of digitalisation in the horticultural industry and in particular professional propagation.
Director Sales North West Europe of Koppert gives his view on developments regarding biological crop protection and natural pollination in propagation.
Jack Mooney (nursery manager Costa Group, tomato grower in Australia) gives insight in his extensive knowledge about healing techniques with grafted seadlings.
Eric Hegger of Nova crop control gives insight in how plant sap analysis can be used to optimize nutrition strategy
Presentation of Mike Poodt of vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan. In this presentation Mike shares how Rijk Zwaan is looking at innovative ways to speed up classic breeding processes
Thomas Peters, is crop consultation propagation at Grodan and shares in his presentation how data of the rootzone results in new product development at Grodan
Being part of the greenhouse sector, we are well aware of the fact that the current season came with multiple challenges and uncertainties in your greenhouse. Gas, energy, the significantly increased inflation, and the changing climate asks for even more flexibility and creativity to adapt to this changing environment.
We know many of you are facing a number of challenges in your greenhouse. With harvest season right around the corner, you could likely use some extra hands! Unfortunately, with the current staff shortages, extra labor is not easy to find. Additionally, gas prices are higher than ever which makes it even more important to use your energy as efficiently as possible. At the same time, consumers are increasingly demanding high quality crops with sustainability playing an increasingly important role.
The world of commercial strawberry growing is at a crossroads. Internal and external factors are pushing forward-looking growers like Genson to rethink their production practices, not least the substrate they use. In this context, a couple of years back Genson asked independent expert, Elke Schellekens from Floraison, to lead a series of trials testing different substrates, including Grodan stone wool. The trials are still running, but Elke took a moment out from her busy schedule to reflect with the people at Grodan who’ve been involved with the trials on progress to date.
When Finnish hydroponic lettuce growers Viherkaste OY found themselves facing persistent production problems, they worked with experts from Grodan to find a solution. Here CEO Erkki Nylund and Operational Manager Ilkka Saloranta discuss their journey.