"We often have far too romantic views of food production, especially in Western Europe and the United States," says Sander van Golberdinge, Public Affairs Manager of Grodan, in this Gro-pinion.
Today on World Water Day, we share three tips from Grodan’s Best Practice Guidelines for Greenhouse Water Management to help you improve your greenhouse water cycle.
Efficiently watering crops grown on stone wool substrate is closely linked to the specific crop growth stage, the desired plant balance, the growth conditions and the outdoor climate (evaporation). Gordan's Gert-Jan Goes mentions some aspects that are currently important to focus on. “The weather is still relatively sombre, but when the sun does break through, caution is advised!"
In the greenhouse horticulture sector, we need to increase our contribution to the energy transition. Although this a big challenge for many, Gebroeders Vahl – cucumber growers who have heated their greenhouses with renewable geothermal energy since 2012 – see it as an opportunity.
“In the near future, a greenhouse will look more like a spaceship from the inside, with robots and drones wandering and flying around.” According to Grodan’s experts Gursel Karacor and Paul Bouwens, this future reality is not that far away.
Analysis of circular greenhouse horticulture
Due to the Corona situation, physical visits are, unfortunately, no longer possible. However, if you have questions and/or comments, our Account Managers and Customer Service employees are available for you. Recently, they have further increased their digital skills and have good experiences with support over the phone and online like Skype and Microsoft Teams.
True to our crisis management motto, Be the ROCK, we are determined to weather this storm; we will stand by our people, customers and external stakeholders.
Data-driven decisions are becoming increasingly important in horticulture. This was evident at Horticontact 2020, where Grodan was present.
The exposition Countryside - The Future of Rem Koolhaas opens in the Guggenheim Museum in New York on February 20th 2020. By organizing this exposition, Mr. Koolhaas and the Guggenheim want to boost the discussion about the developments in non-urban areas. The goal of Countryside - The Future is to create impact. The exposition itself ends in August 2020, but the effects of what will be exposed in New York will last much longer. Countryside – The Future tells the story of the development of the countryside throughout the ages, using various themes. These themes will be visualized by connecting them to specific areas in the world. The Dutch horticultural sector illustrates what the future of food and food production look like.
The latest innovations within the Agri and Food were shown during the Agrifoodtech conference. Grodan was also represented during the conference.
ANGERS, France 28 November - Grodan, part of the ROCKWOOL Group, is nominated in the SIVAL Innovation 2020 contest for its latest innovation: e-Gro. This is an open software platform that gives greenhouse growers smarter insights into the greenhouse, allowing them to make data-driven decisions for their cultivation strategy. SIVAL will reveal the winners of the SIVAL Innovation 2020 contest in December.