Swiss medicinal crops producer Grow Motion has been operational for less than a year, but already has ambitious plans for future expansion. Grow Motion is currently growing CBD (low THC content). Therefore it is not necessary to obtain an official licence in Switzerland. “Grodan’s solutions play a part in giving us a bigger and faster yield of high-quality flowers than we could achieve with soil,” says Benjamin Gutsch, who oversees the production facility. “And when we decide to scale up, we know that Grodan’s uniform growing media will give us perfect results every time.”

After three years of planning, construction and arranging licences, medicinal crops producer Grow Motion – based in Solothurn, Switzerland – recently became operational. “We are now seven months into production, and we’re happy to already be cultivating 6,400 plants,” says Benjamin Gutsch, head grower at Grow Motion.

Optimal irrigation strategy for large-scale production of medicinal crops

As the pharmaceutical industry’s demand for medicinal crops continues to grow, the sector is undergoing a shift towards large-scale, professional cultivation activities. In comparison with other horticultural crops, however, relatively little research is available about how to successfully and consistently grow medicinal plants commercially. Therefore, stone-wool producer Grodan recently conducted its own research. “Our aim with this study was to contribute to filling the knowledge gap. Our findings can definitely help growers to increase their production while maintaining the exacting standards required by pharmaceutical companies,” says Grodan’s Ben Nikaj.

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How Grodan and Fluence are mastering the art of growing medicinal crops

As medicinal crops are being commercially produced around the world on an ever-bigger and more professional scale, growers are increasingly looking for ways to achieve more predictability and uniformity across batches and crop cycles. “By working closely with Grodan, we can help our customers to achieve successful cultivation methods that result in the best possible end product in combination with a fast return on investment,” says Franz Jozef Sima from lighting specialist Fluence.

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