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Agri Rockwool – Sheet of AO plugs 36/40 (Grodan)

200 EGP

Grodan Rockwool AO Plugs Sheets are designed for hydroponic growing, offering optimal conditions for seed germination and plant propagation. These plugs are made from natural basalt rock, heated and spun into fibrous cubes that provide excellent water retention, aeration, and root support.
Brands: Grodan

Description

Rockwool is a light weight hydroponic substrate that is manufactured through heating basalt and chalk at a very high temperature, 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.

Information

  • Material: Made from natural basalt rock fibers.
  • Form: Plugs are organized in sheets for easy handling and transplantation.
  • pH: Neutral pH, typically adjusted during manufacturing for optimal plant growth.

Preferences

  • Ideal for: Seed starting, cloning, and propagation of vegetables, herbs, and flowers.
  • Preferred Growing Conditions: Best suited for controlled environments such as greenhouses, indoor farms, and hydroponic systems.

Specifications

  • Plug Size: AO plugs typically measure 3.6×3.6×4 cm.
  • Plug Count: 98 RW plugs attached in a sheet
  • Density: Light and porous, 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.
  • Sheet Size: Consists of multiple plugs arranged in a standard-sized tray (25×50 cm)
  • Origin: Netherlands

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 Germination Rates: Ensures higher success rates for seed starting.
  • 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
Dimensions 50 × 25 × 5 cm

Advantages

  1. Optimal Germination: Provides a stable environment for seed germination.
  2. Enhanced Root Development: Promotes robust root growth due to its fibrous structure.
  3. Ease of Use: Pre-formed plugs simplify planting and transplantation.
  4. Sterile Medium: Free from pests, diseases, and weeds.
  5. Reusable: Can be cleaned and reused for multiple growing cycles.
  6. 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

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

Why Use

Grodan Rockwool AO Plugs Sheets offer an optimal growing environment, balancing moisture retention and aeration, which is critical for plant health and productivity. Their ease of use and efficiency make them 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 other crops.

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