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Agri Rockwool – MPM Blocks 4x4x4 (Grodan)

110 EGP

Grodan Rockwool is a hydroponic growing medium made from spun volcanic rock. It is widely used in hydroponic systems due to its excellent water retention, aeration, and root support capabilities. This medium is particularly beneficial for commercial growers and indoor gardeners looking for a reliable and efficient growing solution.
Brands: Grodan

Description

Rockwool is a lightweight hydroponic substrate that is manufactured through heating basalt and chalk at very high temperatures, the liquid is then spun into threads and compressed into wool packets. The product is then cut into slabs, blocks or plugs. Grodan Rockwool Sheets are easy to use and promote a healthy plant life.
Quantity: Pack of 24 cubes

Information

  • Material: Made from natural basalt rock, heated and spun into fibers.
  • Form: Available in various shapes and sizes, including cubes, slabs, and granulates.
  • pH: Neutral pH level, typically adjusted during manufacturing for optimal plant growth.

Preferences

  • Ideal for: Vegetables, fruits, herbs, and ornamental plants.
  • Preferred Growing Conditions: Best suited for controlled environments such as greenhouses, indoor farms, and hydroponic systems.

Specifications

  • Density: Light and fibrous, ensuring good root penetration.
  • Water Retention: High water-holding capacity, reducing the frequency of irrigation.
  • Aeration: Excellent air-to-water ratio, promoting healthy root development.
  • Size: MPM cubes 4x4x4 cm (Uncovered seeding cubes)
  • Origin: Netherlands (Grodan)

Operational Benefits:

  1. Time and Labor Saving: By using Rockwool cubes, you eliminate the need to remove plants from their medium when transplanting. Simply move the entire cube, which simplifies and speeds up the process, reducing labor and effort.
  2. Easy Transplantation: When roots are visible, transfer the cubes directly into your hydroponic system. This seamless process protects the roots, preventing transplant shock and promoting healthier plant growth.
  3. Consistent Growth Conditions: Rockwool provides stable and consistent growing conditions, which reduces the need for frequent monitoring and adjustments, saving you time and effort in managing your hydroponic system.

Benefits

  • Increased Yields: Optimizes growing conditions leading to higher yields.
  • Consistency: Provides a uniform growing medium, ensuring consistent plant growth.
  • Efficient Resource Use: Reduces water and nutrient wastage.
  • Sustainability: Reusable and eco-friendly compared to soil-based growing methods.

Uses

  • Seed Starting: Ideal for germinating seeds and starting young plants.
  • Propagation: Excellent for cloning plants from cuttings.
  • Hydroponic Systems: Suitable for use in various hydroponic setups, including NFT, DWC, and drip systems.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg

Advantages

  1. Superior Water Management: Retains moisture while providing excellent drainage.
  2. Enhanced Root Growth: Promotes robust root development due to its fibrous structure.
  3. Sterile Medium: Free from pests, diseases, and weeds.
  4. Reusable: Can be cleaned and reused for multiple growing cycles.
  5. Operational Benefits:
    1. Time and Labor Saving: By using Rockwool cubes, you eliminate the need to remove plants from their medium when transplanting. Simply move the entire cube, which simplifies and speeds up the process, reducing labor and effort.
    2. Easy Transplantation: When roots are visible, transfer the cubes directly into your hydroponic system. This seamless process protects the roots, preventing transplant shock and promoting healthier plant growth.
    3. Consistent Growth Conditions: Rockwool provides stable and consistent growing conditions, which reduces the need for frequent monitoring and adjustments, saving you time and effort in managing your hydroponic system.

How to use

  • Pre-soaking: Soak the Rockwool in pH-adjusted water (pH 5.5-6.5) for about 30 minutes before use.
  • Planting: Place seeds or cuttings into the pre-soaked Rockwool cubes.
  • Irrigation: Maintain regular watering to keep the Rockwool moist but not waterlogged.
  • Nutrient Delivery: Use hydroponic nutrient solutions to feed the plants as needed.

Why to use

Grodan Rockwool offers an optimal growing environment, balancing moisture retention and aeration, which is critical for plant health and productivity. Its versatility and ease of use make it a preferred choice for hydroponic growers.

Application

  • At Farms: Utilized in large-scale hydroponic farms for growing a variety of crops.
  • Inside Greenhouses: Perfect for greenhouse applications, providing consistent growing conditions.
  • Indoors Controlled Environment Agriculture: Ideal for indoor vertical farms and grow rooms, allowing precise control over growing conditions.
  • Gutter Systems: Compatible with gutter hydroponic systems used for leafy greens and fruiting crops, on rockwool slabs.

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