The grower’s tasks have become more diverse. A grower doesn’t only cultivate his plants; he is also an energy manager and, nowadays, also a data analyst. This is an exciting development and is also demanding for the grower.
Antoni de Bruin from Klazienaveen has made an unusual choice by combining growing green sweet peppers on six hectares spread over two sites – part of which has grow lighting – and his role as a consultant.
The past two years rose grower Joop van den Nouweland has been growing roses on the Vitaflor substrate on an area of 6 hectares at his Marjoland nursery in Waddinxveen.
At the Gubbels nursery, 25 hectares of sweet peppers are cultivated on Grodan Supreme stone wool slabs.
Grower Rob Moors, based in Asten-Heusden (the Netherlands) was delighted with his plants’ excellent root system that was more effectively distributed throughout the entire slab than in the case of the slab he had used until then.
Cherry tomato nursery Sweet Lions has been using wireless GroSens slab sensors since 2015. This year it started to use the associated e-Gro app for smartphones too.