At cucumber grower Tuinderij Vahl, they have been working with stone wool growing media from Grodan since almost as long as co-owner Dries Vahl can remember. The Grodan Prestige slab supports the company’s vegetative approach to both high-wire and conventional cucumber production.
Dutch tomato producer Solyco has been working with Grodan’s new Elite stone wool slab since the start of this crop cycle. According to Jack van Schie, head grower at one of the company’s three locations, the combination of this slab with both the Plantop block and the GroSens sensors gives him more certainty that he will achieve the high quality that customers expect.
Wijnen Square Crops has been working with Grodan growing media since the mid-1990s and introduced the Supreme slab for its entire blocky pepper crop more than two years ago. Head grower Jeu Rutten explains how the slab supports the company’s generative approach to growing and is a dependable factor throughout the unpredictable crop season.
Belgian tomato grower Kris De Weerdt has been working together with Grodan for two decades. Since the beginning of 2021, he has been using Grodan’s e-Gro software platform to gain even deeper insights as the basis for precision growing. The data helps to reassure him that his instincts are right, plus he expects that the tighter control thanks to e-Gro will enable him to further improve his crop performance in the near future.
With over 40 years of experience in international biogenetics and tissue culture, Perfect Plants produces more than 30 million plants per year: 150 crops in more than 2000 varieties. When demand for young plants fell sharply during the crisis in 2006 and 2007, they kept doing what they were already good at, but in a new market.
One of our aims is to set the bar higher for the industry as a whole in Europe; by giving our competitors something to aim for too, we hope to ultimately improve the level of professionalisation, quality and safety across the board.