Ever wondered how to do agriculture with less water? Read on to discover the solution.
We are striving towards a better and more sustainable future.
Today it is World Soil Day which is celebrated annually on the 5th of December. This day to me at least reconfirms that it is extremely important to take great care of our natural resources. Let’s face it.
The changing climate and its impact make us rethink our current methods of energy and water management. New EU guidelines for reducing the emission of nutrients and water use force us and other industries to work together, adopting different approaches to gas emission and water management.
Agri-tech innovations are often mentioned in the same breath as sustainable water management. Water management in the horticultural sector is a hot item and thus also for us. For almost 50 years we have been working to drive the efficiency of water management practices to a higher level.
When I return from a trip abroad flying over the Netherlands, I see the beautiful glass greenhouses often hundreds of meters long, below me. Our Dutch pride. Hypermodern production centers where growers, day in and day out, grow passionately beautiful, high-quality crops. Obviously, this is not an easy job. The industry is plagued by a chronic shortage of manpower. Production must be faster and cheaper. This also makes it difficult for growers to commit to volumes, prices and delivery dates.
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.
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.
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?