Grodan was proud to participate in the first of its kind report that validates the water savings potential in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA). Led by the Resource Innovation Institute (RII),
Cultivating in stone wool provides full control over nutrient levels. With regular analysis, growers monitor pH and EC, crucial for influencing plant growth. pH management tips are crucial for optimal results.
Choosing greenhouse drippers is crucial for irrigation systems. Despite similarities, brands vary in mechanisms and applications. Understanding differences ensures the best fit for each use.
Botrytis cinerea, a fungus causing grey mold, is a major threat to crops. Overwintering in soil, it attacks various plants, making it a top-ten agricultural pathogen.
Efficient delivery of cultivation slabs and blocks from Malkinia factory to growers is crucial for timely supply. Due to popular planting months, logistics face challenges in a short, intense period.
In the late production stages, nutrient and water requirements change. Reduced sun exposure in autumn can lead to production problems. Over-irrigation risks crop loss and tomato fruit quality issues.
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.
Grodan and Fluence join forces to develop new concept for year-round, high-tech strawberry cultivation with a demonstration trial at Wageningen University & Research in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands.
Grodan launches "Designed to grow" branding to spotlight sustainable, soilless growing for global food and medicine needs.
Young Grodan colleagues, Federico Puksic and Emmanouela Alexopoulou, innovate for a greener world after studying at Wageningen University.
The International Propagation Seminar focuses on automation and control, covering topics from robotization to climate control.