Substrate producer Klasmann-Deilmann and Agtech-startup Sigrow benefit customers’ outcome

Corporate StartLife partner Klasmann-Deilmann and StartLife startup Sigrow successfully collaborate in commercial horticulture. Their co-operation resulting in innovative insights and benefits for greenhouse growers – and new clients.

Agtech startup Sigrow is working together with greenhouse growers to provide more insights in their growing environment. At one of these growers, they found out that the humidity level of the substrate used was not optimal. Therefore, Javier Lomas from Sigrow invited an expert from substrate producer Klasmann-Deilmann to look into the situation. Sjors Beijer, member of Klasmann-Deilmann’s incubator prompt could propose an improved substrate recipe. With the sensors of Sigrow they were able to measure and show that the growing performance in the adjusted recipe yielded better results.

Currently Klasmann-Deilmann is using Sigrow sensors also at other growers. “Our customers have decided to acquire their own set of Sigrow sensors for future needs as well. The real-time insight in most relevant root zone parameters enables growers to directly improve their cultivation practices too,” says Sjors Beijer. Klasmann-Deilmann and Sigrow are not only working together to boost their customers’ outcome, they aim to develop even more beneficial agtech innovations for greenhouses. “The support we give our customers can now turn from reactive to real-time and even to pro-active”, says Sjors Beijer.

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Klasmann-Deilmann is the leading corporate group in the international substrate industry, with sales and production companies in Europe, Asia and America. On every continent, the company’s growing media provide a vital basis for the growth of fruit, vegetables, edible fungi, ornamental plants, trees and shrubs.

Sigrow is a young and dynamic company that aims at simplifying agriculture by means of Internet of Things technologies. Sigrow developed a unique solution that enables growers to measure and act upon the most fundamental climate and soil factors for growing plants.

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