Roermond, January 24, 2024. Grodan, a leading supplier in soilless growing solutions and substrates, has become the first company from the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) sector to join the Gender Alliance for Innovation in Agriculture (GAIA). To mark the occasion, Grodan’s Marketing Director Gonneke Gerkema contributed to the GAIA launch event at the European Parliament on January 24th, 2024.
The trial started September 2023 at Botany and will explore principles of low energy growing under fully dimmable Philips LED lights. Focus will be on plant transpiration and nutrient uptake in a 260 m2 department fitted with active air de-humidification. This year's strategy is built on the knowledge gained from last year's successful tomato trial by Signify. By modelling the expected crop development and performance, both Grodan and Signify expect to reduce up to 40% on heat input by dimming the lights based on crop needs, energy prices, and outside light conditions.
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Young Grodan colleagues, Federico Puksic and Emmanouela Alexopoulou, innovate for a greener world after studying at Wageningen University.
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