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|Sustainable Growing

Supporting customers in the effective use of Grodan’s products to optimize crop performance

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to ensure that you receive the Grodan products you’ve ordered? Find out by reading our series of interviews with some of the people involved! This time around, we spoke to Hans Baekelmans, Crop Consultant.

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By Hub Janssen|Sustainable Growing

Greenhouse horticultural sector: keep leading in sustainability!

The European Union wants to achieve climate-neutral food production by 2050. This means that a continued and largescale acceleration of sustainability efforts is needed over the coming years.

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|Sustainable Growing

Hen Groenewegen after 10 years of experience: ‘Grodan Grofit is tailor-made for gerbera cultivation’

Grodan Grofit is the preferred substrate for gerbera growers. The stone wool cubes come in a pot, covered by a solid, 2 cm thick stone wool disk, ready to use. Colours of Nature members swear by it. “All but one of us are using it”, says grower Hen Groenewegen of EveryD Flowers. “Consistent quality, an easily controllable water balance, vital roots and sufficient firmness during harvesting; that’s how we like it”.

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|Sustainable Growing

A peek behind the scenes at Grodan

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to ensure that you receive the Grodan products you’ve ordered? Find out by reading a series of interviews with some of the people involved! In this edition, we spoke to Huub Hermus, Key Account Manager Vegetables for the west of the Netherlands.

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|e-Gro

Why Crop Registration Matters – e-Gro customer case video’s

Crop registration is a key activity in your greenhouse in order to know how your crops are growing, based on this information you can set better your growing strategy and adjust whenever it’s needed. Watch the video’s below to discover more about why crop registration matters and how it’s applied in practice at the Dutch tomato greenhouse company ‘Van Rens’.

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|Sustainable Growing

Grodan experiments with recycled plastic in foils: 'Quality is guaranteed.'

Grodan has been working on various recycling trials for several years, an important step when it comes to sustainability. What are the benefits for growers when we use recycled materials in our products, how exactly does it work, and what is involved? Susanne Ruthenberg, Grodan International Product Quality Manager, clarifies these questions in this interview.

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19 Oct 2021

e-Gro Q3 Release: customization for artificial lightning growing, advanced benchmarking and many more!

We hope you had a great summer and harvest! As the days get shorter and darker, for many of you the growing season is coming to a close or you will soon transfer to growing with artificial light. We’ve worked hard on new features and updates that are available as of today in your account for growers with lit* cultivation as well as for growers without lit cultivation. As a result of interviews with top growers worldwide and continuous testing, we’ve enhanced three features in order to help you optimize your growing, plan better and gain more insights into your targeted growing strategy.

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22 Jul 2021

e-Gro Release: Never miss important growing info – get tagged and notified in e-Gro

The way we work today in the greenhouse industry has changed enormously. It has become more common to work remotely and digitally. We see a great demand amongst greenhouse teams and external crop advisors to collaborate on a digital platform, and share and alert each other on key growing information.

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Article
22 Jul 2021

e-Gro release: New ‘Reports’ Module and many more

Most of you are heading into the busiest period of the year and in order to help you prepare for the peak of the growing season we’ve worked hard on new features which will unburden you and help you focus on doing what you do best: growing!

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Press Release
01 Jul 2021

Leading agricultural producers join forces to support data-driven indoor agriculture

Four leading players in the indoor farming sector have joined the Resource Innovation Institute (RII) in a pilot that aims to transform the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) sector. The partnership aims to provide growers with insights and benchmarks that they can use to maximize sustainability and minimize their footprint. The pilot is funded by the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture).

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01 Jun 2021

Grodan renews set up of the International Propagation Seminar 2021

Since 2012 Grodan organizes the International Propagation Seminar (IPS). Over the years, this event has become the international platform for propagators and their suppliers to exchange knowledge and offers excellent networking opportunities. In our ambition to further increase the impact of this event we identified new possibilities.

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Article
21 May 2021

Towards a resilient, future-proof horticultural sector

Did you know that for 99,7% of the high-tech growers in greenhouses, biological control methods are the standard? To protect their plants against harmful insects, per hectare 511.000 natural enemies of these insects are used per year.

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