Sustainable Growing

“Nine out of ten businesses have no clear goal”

Reinier Donkersloot is the founder of vertical farming consultancy Consult2Grow and co-owner of a vertical farm in Dubai. Vertical farming is playing an increasingly important role in food production worldwide. On a vertical farm, fruit and vegetables grow above one another in several layers, in a confined space. This cultivation method shows great promise for being the most efficient way to grow local, healthy food in over-populated urban areas.Reinier gives a glimpse behind the scenes in the creation of a vertical farm in a special city like Dubai.

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By Jan van Staalduinen
Water Management

Pay close attention to irrigation, nutrient content and cold feet

The sharp rise in energy prices is forcing many growers to reduce their lighting, to turn down the thermostat a little and provide screening for longer. If irrigation and nutrient levels are not adjusted accordingly, this can have major consequences for the crop and the roots, warns cultivation advisor Jos Beerens from Grodan.

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By Andrew Lee
Sustainable Growing

Innovations in horticulture to look out for in 2022 and beyond part 2

Part II: Pyrgeometers and glass film technologies: innovations to support the transition to green energy in the greenhouse For the past years, two main challenges have been top of mind for greenhouse operators: labor (shortages and increasing costs) and the ever increasing costs of energy. Andrew Lee, Global Technical Knowledge Manager at Grodan and veteran in the horticultural business, sees these challenges not as limitations, but as important drivers for technological innovation in the sector. In the first part of this series, Lee dives into the latest tech solutions for challenge #2: the transition towards green energy in the greenhouse.

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By Andrew Lee
Sustainable Growing

Innovations in horticulture to look out for in 2022 and beyond part 1

Part I: Tech solutions that will radically change the way we work in the greenhouse For the past years, two main challenges have been top of mind for greenhouse operators: labor (shortages and increasing costs) and the ever increasing costs of energy. Andrew Lee, Global Technical Knowledge Manager at Grodan and veteran in the horticultural business, sees these challenges not as limitations, but as important drivers for technological innovation in the sector. In the first part of this series, Lee dives into the latest tech solutions for challenge #1: the shortage of labor in the horticultural sector.

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e-Gro

By extracting meaningful insights from production data, we’re sowing crops and harvesting gold

Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes to help you get the best out of the Grodan products you’ve ordered? Find out by reading our interviews with some of the people involved! In the latest interview in the series, we spoke to Gursel Karacor, Senior Data Scientist for e-Gro at Grodan.

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