What is Grodan researching?
Spoor: “We know that countless microorganisms reside in the root zones of our substrates, which live in a certain synergy with the plant. We even know that stone wool contains a similar amount of microorganisms as 'normal' soil (except for fungi, which hold slightly less). These microorganisms work in the same way as the intestinal flora in your own body. If that is healthy, it will have a positive effect on the rest of your body, your resilience, and your health. Our research on microorganisms is about flora in the rootzone of our substrate solutions. In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to these microorganisms, as they can make an important contribution to naturally combating pathogens. By stimulating and directing microbiological life in the right direction, the plant becomes more resilient and can therefore fight pathogens more easily. As a result, the use of pesticides in the sector can be reduced even more.”