With 20,000m2 of high-tech greenhouse space close to Faro on the Portuguese Algarve, GroVida is one of Europe’s biggest producers of medical cannbis and is able to supply GMP and GACP-accredited inflorescences (flower buds) and extracts worldwide. Dror Avital, the company’s production director, works exclusively with Grodan’s stone wool growing media in both plant raising and cultivation.
At Marck Hydroponics, in a greenhouse measuring approx. 1 ha, every year around 2 million lettuce and pak choi plants are grown in a hydroponic floating raft system. Since mid-2019, Arthur Marck and his brother Theo have been cultivating these crops in this growing system. After a search with different growing media, they are currently using Grodan stonewool plugs.
At CANN Group, we transitioned our Melbourne indoor facility's production system to Grodan rockwool in 2019 and instantaneously achieved a 20% increase in biomass while maintaining Cannabis quality. Since the update to the Grodan Max product range, we've achieved a steady increase in yield through the optimisation of our crop-steering strategy for each of our unique cultivars.
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.