One of our aims is to set the bar higher for the industry as a whole in Europe; by giving our competitors something to aim for too, we hope to ultimately improve the level of professionalisation, quality and safety across the board.
Mention the name LEMA from Naaldwijk - part of Prominent - and most people immediately think of Rob van Marrewijk and Ruud Leerdam’s cocktail tomatoes (Brioso). Since the beginning of 2019, the experienced growers have been working with e-Gro, Grodan’s software platform for data-driven Precision Growing. They even employ a passionate, specialized technician for this: Kenny van Dijk.
Erwin Theeuwen grows cocktail tomatoes in Wellerlooi in Limburg with his former classmate, Ger Derikx. As one of the first users in the system Derikx has gathered a year of experience using e-Gro, the software platform for data-driven Precision Growing. Through each stage in the growing season he is discovering the advantages of this platform and how to leverage his data in meaningful ways.
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.