This young, Brittany-based tomato producer has chosen to produce great-tasting tomatoes by using suitable varieties and varieties with high levels of electrical conductivity (EC). For each of the varieties that he grows, he must define the best balance between the generative and vegetative parts of the plant. For him, monitoring crop data is essential.
The Saveurs d’Iroise greenhouses are managed by François Pouliquen and Éric Séguillon and their produce can be found in almost the entire Savéol range. In view of the current economic situation, the search for solutions to help control production costs is having an impact on the company’s technical choices.
David Potereau, tomato producer based near Brest, uses e-Gro as a yield forecasting tool and to ensure that the choices made during production are the right ones. Through his observations and exchanges with Grodan, which he happily shares as a partner, he contributes to the improvement of the software platform of the stone wool slab supplier.
With 20,000m2 of high-tech greenhouse space close to Faro on the Portuguese Algarve, GroVida is one of Europe’s biggest producers of medical crops and is able to supply GMP and GACP-accredited inflorescences (flower buds) and extracts worldwide. Dror Avital, the company’s production director, works exclusively with Grodan’s stone wool growing media in both plant raising and cultivation.
At Marck Hydroponics, in a greenhouse measuring approx. 1 ha, every year around 2 million lettuce and pak choi plants are grown in a hydroponic floating raft system. Since mid-2019, Arthur Marck and his brother Theo have been cultivating these crops in this growing system. After a search with different growing media, they are currently using Grodan stonewool plugs.
At CANN Group, we transitioned our Melbourne indoor facility's production system to Grodan rockwool in 2019 and instantaneously achieved a 20% increase in biomass while maintaining crop quality. Since the update to the Grodan Max product range, we've achieved a steady increase in yield through the optimisation of our crop-steering strategy for each of our unique cultivars.