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.
David Potereau started working as a greenhouse grower in Guilers in the Finistère department of France in 2003. After initial experiences working with a tomato grower in the Finistère department in Northern France and then with another in the Netherlands, he decided to build his own 1.5 ha greenhouse. Three years later he doubled his growing surface and then added another 1 ha in 2017. Today his company, SCEA Le Petit Verger, has 4 ha of greenhouses that are completely devoted to the production of tomatoes. In 2010, he started working with two other producers and created La Serre du Glazik, a 7 ha production site situated in Briec, also in the Finistère department, near an incinerator that supplies hot water at a temperature of 50°C. In 2008, David Potereau joined the Savéol cooperative’s board of directors. Savéol supported his project from the very beginning and has continued to provide both technical and commercial support ever since. Today, he is their vice-president and treasurer.