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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?
Grodan, a member of the ROCKWOOL Group, announced the introduction of its Grodan Prestige stone wool slab. Prestige slabs are ideal for tomato and cucumber growers who want to promote fast initial growth of their crops and vigorous vegetative development in the summer.
It is quite an achievement that GRODAN has been re-awarded the EU Ecolabel certificate for mineral growing media. Strict climate saving criteria on energy consumption and CO2 emissions, for instance, require annual emissions reports and records of electricity consumption of each production plant over the last 5 years. The circular economy is enhanced by a collection/recycling service, and the requirement for mineral growing media to use recycled materials in the manufacturing process.
The growing season is nearing its end, or has already finished. As you have also moved your GroSens or Water Content Meter (WCM) system during this period, our cultivation specialist Gert-Jan Goes has summed up the most important tips.
Hortus in Futuro in Maasbree, a family business that specialises in high-wire cucumbers, has two harvests annually: a winter harvest of the Hi Power variety (planting date: 28 December) and a summer harvest with Hi Force, a mosaic-resistant variety with a planting date around the longest day.
To raise awareness of what is best practice in terms of water use in hydroponic greenhouse cultivation Grodan and Priva have published the ‘Best Practice Guidelines for Greenhouse Water Management’. In their experience one of the main reasons why greenhouse growers hesitate to recycle drain water today is because they are worried about complications.