Grodan Gro-Blocks Improved with
Advanced Wetting Technology
Leverage the benefits of products developed alongside plant scientists, that are specifically engineered to deliver real results for your crops. Grodan Gro-Blocks Improved with Advanced Wetting Technology — our improved stone wool substrate.
Keep it Real
Grodan partnered with the Wageningen University and Research facility in The Netherlands and top growers throughout North America to identify the optimal stone wool substrate and irrigation strategies for specialty crops. The result of months of scientific research and trials is Grodan Gro-Blocks Improved.
The result of this scientific rigor is Grodan Gro-Blocks Improved with our Advanced Wetting Agent. In the scientific trials, plants grown in these new blocks had faster rooting-in, higher yields, improved quality, and less water and nutrient usage throughout the entire crop cycle.
These leading-edge blocks have the optimal fiber structure and physical properties
for crop uniformity, more even Water Content (WC) and Electrical Conductivity (EC) distribution throughout the entire block, and the greatest steering capabilities available. Water distribution is more uniform throughout the entire block which is the basis for a well-defined root system with higher capacities for water and nutrient uptake to produce robust and vigorous crops.
Want more technical details? Download the Grodan Gro-Blocks Improved Data Sheet here
1. Saturate Grodan Gro-Blocks in a nutrient solution of roughly 1.5 EC and 5.5 pH with a course spray or submerged in the solution for up to 2 minutes.
Do not over saturate the blocks or leave soaking for extended periods of time.
2. Measure wet weight
Measure the weight of the block at saturation. Compare this weight to the weight of the blocks throughout the growing cycle. When the WC of the block is 55% to 65% apply the first irrigation.
Insert the well rooted Grodan Starter Plug into the hole of the saturated Gro-Block
We recommend using a pressure compensated drip irrigation system.Grodan White GR-4 and Grodan White GR-10 Gro-Blocks – insert 1 drip stake per blockGrodan White Jumbo and Grodan White Hugo Gro-Blocks – insert 2 drip stakes per block.Volume of irrigation should be 3% to 6% of growing media volume (for example, Grodan White Hugo is 100 mL to 200 mL)Irrigation Volumes (suggested flow rate is 0.5 gph (2 lph):
|Shot Size||% of Substrate Volume|
|Large||4 – 6%|
For more information on irrigation for Grodan Gro-Blocks, download Grodan Irrigation Strategy.