Stone Wool for Agriculture
Stone wool slices that have pretty much rigid nature have optimum capacity of clearance volume and water-holding. Such levels could be adjusted with the fiber thickness, density and the amount of binding agents. The binding-agent to be used for default version contains phenol formaldehyde. The agent is not suitable for agricultural activities by reason of its chemical nature. Thanks to the advancing technologies, RAVATHERM AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS, WHICH IS THE ONLY PRODUCT IN TURKEY that do not contain any phenol formaldehyde, and made from organic and environmentally-friendly binding-agent, has been put on into the market. Ravatherm Agro, which enables the rapid and strong growing of the roots thanks to its fiber nature and efficient minerals, enables fully-organic cultivation without exposing any chemical disinfection since it eliminates any reproduction of insects and pests.
Characteristics of Agricultural Rock-Wool
It contributes positively to the growing of plant roots as it contains breathable nature and has the characteristics of lower composition compared to other materials. 7,5 cm thickness is sufficient for the products that known as “slab”, but however that, 5 cm thickness is sufficient for the seedling cultivation known as “cube”. Besides this, there are some holes onto those “cubes”, which is suitable for seedling-planting. All products put into the high-quality plastic packages, whose UV conductivity were adjusted.
How to Use Agricultural Rock-Wool?
The cultivation process for the seedlings that planted onto “cubes” is conducted by taking into consideration of climate and technical specification of glasshouse, at which the cultivation process has been conducted. After placing “slabs” into the glasshouses, irrigation connections should be made. After that process, “slabs” are filled with the water with the help of those systems. Saturated “Slabs” are steep for 24 hours, and excess water is evacuated by making holes from the sub-section for drainage. Seedlings that planted onto “cubes” are placed onto suitable places of “slabs” and cultivation process are completed upon the finalization of drip irrigation connections.