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.
Motivated by the opportunity to recover waste from energy,greenhouses were built on the Lapouyade site, in Gironde, France.
Maxime Very is a specialist in cucumber production and Cultivation Manager of the French SAS Chavanne. He values the quality of Prestige, a slab that lets him cultivate his plants according to their needs, without worrying about the substrate’s water content.
Solyco has used Grodan Vital stone wool slabs to grow tomatoes for years. According to manager Albert Thunnissen these slabs are the perfect match with the unusual drip irrigation system at the nursery.
Van der Burg Paprika’s more than happy with 11.6 hectares of red sweet peppers on Grodan Supreme.
Erik Zwinkels is a tomato grower in Holland. He is one of the managers of the family-run company, Zwinkels Tomaten, which has 20 ha of greenhouses divided among three production sites situated in the Westland region, in north-western Rotterdam.
After a first trial in 2016, Julien Helies was sold on the power of the Grodan Prestige slab. Tomato grower in Brittany, Helies uses the Prestige slab to control excess vegetative growth in winter.