In a recent joint trial, Grodan and F1 SeedTech have demonstrated that it is possible to increase the gross margin in medicinal crop cultivation by at least 15%. This will come as welcome news to growers, who are urgently looking for ways to improve their efficiency, whether because of price pressure caused by an increasingly saturated market or due to the rising costs of energy and other inputs.
It is no secret that growers of medicinal crops are under increasing pressure to boost their efficiency and reduce their costs. Producers in many regions are affected by the rising price of energy and other inputs. On top of that, the recent flood of new entrants into the North American market is making it difficult for growers there to remain profitable. To help producers find new ways of saving costs, stone wool substrate supplier Grodan and seed breeder F1 SeedTech recently conducted a trial in conjunction with Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in the Netherlands.