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
In the greenhouse, the decisions you make today have a major impact on your results tomorrow. Smart innovations like cloud solutions and Internet of Things applications are connecting the greenhouse, while Artificial Intelligence learning and Big Data are allowing growers to level-up their cultivation.
Finland-based Plantui produces smart indoor gardens for sale to consumers. The company has doubled its sales volumes over the past year, driven by a number of macrotrends including sustainability, food safety, local sourcing, healthy eating and home cooking. Besides the innovative LED technology and closed-loop irrigation system, the Grodan plugs in which the edible plants are grown are a key factor in the success of these miniature ‘vertical farms’ for in the home.
Grodan has operated in the Russian market for more than 20 years. It’s a challenging market where growers have to deal with a changing climate and decreasing natural resources, while consumers increasingly demand fresh products. How can an international organization like Grodan stay in close contact with growers and thrive in such a country of extremes? And what can we do to help growers shift towards a circular economy? We posed these questions to Aleksey Kurenin, Business Manager RSM (Russian Speaking Markets) at Grodan.
Vertical farming is on the rise around the world, not least because it supports a number of major societal trends such as local sourcing and sustainability. In this article, Tico van Leeuwen explains why the right growing medium plays an important part in creating the optimal conditions for a strong and healthy crop, and why stone wool is such a good choice for vertical farmers.