Vertical farms are a very promising and sustainable solution to the growing needs for healthy, local foods in (over)populated urban areas. What’s more, at Grodan, we believe vertical farms will play an indispensable role in our future global food production. So, what is it all about?
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Sustainability is in our genes. From the moment we’ve invented stone wool growing we have been facilitating an efficient way of producing food to keep people healthy, with a positive impact on the planet by minimising the use of resources, whilst at the same time helping growers optimise their profit to sustain their businesses in the future.
Have you ever wondered what happens between the moment you order products from Grodan and the moment they are delivered to you? Find out by reading a series of interviews with some of the people involved! To kick off this series, we spoke to John Kluytmans from Customer Support.
With the advances in sensor technology and data-driven decision-making Grodan strives to continuously help growers to take their cultivation to the next level. That is why we recently launched slab specific models as part of our GroSens portfolio. This system and its sensors have been on the market for well over eight years, but the substrate-specific models are relatively new.
In the greenhouse, the decisions you make today have a major impact on your results tomorrow. Smart innovations like cloud solutions and Internet of Things applications are connecting the greenhouse, while Artificial Intelligence learning and Big Data are allowing growers to level-up their cultivation.
Finland-based Plantui produces smart indoor gardens for sale to consumers. The company has doubled its sales volumes over the past year, driven by a number of macrotrends including sustainability, food safety, local sourcing, healthy eating and home cooking. Besides the innovative LED technology and closed-loop irrigation system, the Grodan plugs in which the edible plants are grown are a key factor in the success of these miniature ‘vertical farms’ for in the home.
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
During the past winter season, Grodan together with nine other partners was involved in a cucumber trial at Botany. We investigated what effect different light recipes have on the cultivation of cucumbers in the greenhouse. The goal: growing cucumbers indoors throughout the whole year in the most sustainable, efficient way.
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