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By Joyce Rasquin|Water Management|Sustainable Growing

The future of sustainable denim: G-STAR's homegrown denim initiative

Grodan and G-STAR unveil Homegrown Denim on May 29, 2024, a sustainable fashion milestone in collaboration with Wageningen University, Dutch Cotton, and Inno Growers.

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By Emmanouela Alexopoulou|Water Management|Sustainable Growing

Greenhouse Energy and Irrigation Management leads to efficiency in high tech greenhouse environments

It wasn’t that long ago, in the early 2000s, that greenhouse growers were working without climate screens or even lighting crops over winter. Andrew Lee, Knowledge Manager at Grodan, says that energy efficiency was nowhere near where it has come today.

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By Emmanouela Alexopoulou|Sustainable Growing

Demystifying stone wool for strawberry cultivation

There is mounting evidence that stone wool offers clear benefits for strawberry cultivation growers in high-tech greenhouse environments. But how easy is it to achieve those benefits in practice? And what are the biggest challenges? We asked Vera Theelen, Researcher Soft Fruit at the Delphy Innovative Soft Fruit Centre (ISFC), to share details of her own experiences.

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By Emmanouela Alexopoulou|Sustainable Growing

Enabling growers to reduce up to 40% heat input and maintain year-round production & quality

Grodan and Signify collaborate on a 3-year trial to optimize year-round tomato cultivation for 40% lower heat input amid rising energy costs and sustainability efforts. Partnering with BASF, Ridder, Normec, and Wireless value, they organize knowledge transfer activities.

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By Gonneke Gerkema|Sustainable Growing

How Grodan is helping to close the gender gap in the agri-tech sector

Grodan recently became the first company from the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)sector to join the Gender Alliance for Innovation in Agriculture (GAIA). This organisation is dedicated to supporting the fourth agricultural revolution in Europe through inclusive and sustainable solutions. In this blog, Gonneke Gerkema, Marketing Director at Grodan, explains how Grodan’s participation in GAIA will help to address the gender inequalities in the industry.

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By Madison Walker|Sustainable Growing

USDA Report Validates that Water Circularity Strategies Can Result in Greater than 90% Water Savings

Grodan was proud to participate in the first of its kind report that validates the water savings potential in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). Led by the Resource Innovation Institute (RII),

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General
30 May 2024

Grodan to Host Crucial Event on Water Management in Agriculture and Food Production during EU Green Week 2024

Brussels, Belgium, June 26, 2024 – In the context of the EU Green Week 2024, Grodan is organizing a timely workshop on water management in agriculture and food production. This event aims to address the critical challenges posed by water scarcity and inefficiency in agriculture, with a focus on sustainable food production practices in Europe.

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Press Release
05 Mar 2024

ROCKWOOL Roermond to accelerate CO2 reduction with electrification of melting process

ROCKWOOL's Roermond plant takes a crucial step in electrifying two production lines, aligning with the science-based CO2 reduction targets for 2034 and net-zero emissions by 2050.

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Press Release
04 Mar 2024

Breaking Boundaries: Continual strawberry yields defy winter dormancy in ground-breaking trial by Grodan and Fluence at Wageningen University & Research

Grodan & Fluence, horticultural leaders, share mid-term results of a breakthrough trial at Wageningen Uni. , transforming winter hydroponic strawberry cultivation with stone wool and advanced LED tech boosts strawberry growth & quality and keeping the plants out of dormancy.

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Article
20 Feb 2024

Grodan demonstrates commitment to gender equality by joining GAIA

Roermond, January 24, 2024. Grodan, a leading supplier in soilless growing solutions and substrates, has become the first company from the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) sector to join the Gender Alliance for Innovation in Agriculture (GAIA). To mark the occasion, Grodan’s Marketing Director Gonneke Gerkema contributed to the GAIA launch event at the European Parliament on January 24th, 2024.

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Press Release
19 Oct 2023

Grodan and Signify collaborate to conduct low-energy tomato cultivation research with an expected savings on heat-input up to 40%

The trial started September 2023 at Botany and will explore principles of low energy growing under fully dimmable Philips LED lights. Focus will be on plant transpiration and nutrient uptake in a 260 m2 department fitted with active air de-humidification. This year's strategy is built on the knowledge gained from last year's successful tomato trial by Signify. By modelling the expected crop development and performance, both Grodan and Signify expect to reduce up to 40% on heat input by dimming the lights based on crop needs, energy prices, and outside light conditions.

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Press Release
02 Oct 2023

Grodan and Fluence join forces for year-round, high-tech strawberry cultivation

Grodan and Fluence join forces to develop new concept for year-round, high-tech strawberry cultivation with a demonstration trial at Wageningen University & Research in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands.