What are the substrate or slab-specific ‘models’?
Bouwens: “In the 90’s we started using sensors in growing media for measurement, which allowed us to gather insights into the effect of nutrients and water in the substrate. In 2013 the technology advanced, enabling us to start using data models. That is when we introduced GroSens. However, accurate measurement was just the first step. We saw that growers also felt the need for customised data analysis and advice. That’s why we have taken the technology to the next level and improved the models even further to tailor them to growers’ needs. GroSens is a complete system with high quality sensors, data and software, all tailor-made per substrate model. This allows the grower to see beyond the raw data and receive actionable advice via the e-Gro platform.”