The horticulture industry is constantly looking for new efficient growth mediums for vegetable and flower cultivation in controlled environments. Numerous big greenhouses use Hydroponic systems for growing plants by using nutrient solutions in substrates other than natural soil. The main advantage to this kind of farming is that plants receive just the right amount of "food" to grow, producing optimal results with no herbicides or fungicides required.
Soil is often replaced by rock mineral wool as it gives good support to plant roots and allows uniform distribution of nutrients.
Knauf Insulation provides rock mineral wool as a growing medium for plant cultivation used in greenhouses all over the world. Our latest development with patented ECOSE®Technology enables us to produce the product without use of phenol-formaldehyde binders.
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