Different Types of Hydro Systems-
There are six main types of hydroponic systems- Wick, Water Culture, Ebb and Flow, Drip Irrigation Systems, N.F.T. and Aeroponics. Out of the main common types of hydroponic systems, drip irrigation systems are probably one of the most utilized in commercial and industrial grow operations, and work great with stonewool grow media. #TrialandError 😉
What is a Fertigation, Dosing, or Plant Nutrient Delivery System?
A fertigation, dosing, or plant nutrient delivery system basically consists of different controllers, meters, valves, tubing, sprayers or emitters that work together to feed plant nutrients at different timed intervals.
In some cases, a commercial grow operation can directly implement a fertigation system, dosing system, or plant nutrient delivery system into their existing watering systems.
By integrating a high quality fertigation system a commercial or industrial grower can fine tune the mixtures and delivery of plant nutrients at specific times of the day or growth cycle.
Types of Hydroponic Plant Nutrients That Work Best with Stonewool Grow Blocks?
Deciding on which brand and type of plant nutrients will work best for a commercial grow operation typically comes down to preference, price, and performance. Some growers are stuck in their ways, while others understand the ever-evolving competitive landscape requires trying new products and systems. Using established and reputable plant nutrient manufacturer’s products is obviously a great place to start especially if it is a new grow operation. Some manufacturers produce both regular plant nutrients and hydroponic nutrients, while others only produce one or the other.
Some manufacturers may only create specific blends of plant nutrients while others provide an entire line of plant nutrients, plant additives, and plant supplements specifically for hydroponic growers. One good example of an established plant nutrient manufacturer that provides both regular and hydroponic formulations is RedFlag Blends. RedFlag Blends offers an extensive selection of regular and hydro nutrients for the veg and bloom stage, IronCalMag, pH up /pH down, BioSilica, and more!
The best plant nutrients for stonewool grow media would include plant nutrients that dissolve entirely when mixed or when introduced to the water supply, leave the least amount of residue after plant nutrient delivery cycles, grows stronger and healthier plants, increases yields at harvest, and is offered at a competitive price point for growers interested in ordering in bulk or wholesale.
List of 24 Essential Plant Nutrients-
Macro plant nutrients (derived from air and water)
Macro plant nutrients (primary)
Micro plant nutrients (secondary and tertiary)
Mixing Plant Nutrients and Batch Tanks-
Most commercial and industrial grow operations usually have their batch tanks pre-mixed, loaded, and ready for delivery to plants and crops. Some growers prefer the dry form of water soluble plant nutrients, while other growers prefer to use liquid plant nutrients.
Depending on the growers personal preference, the type of hydroponic system, and the type of plants or crops being grown will directly contribute to deciding between water soluble nutrients or liquid plant nutrients. Click here to find out more about mixing and storing plant nutrients
Wholesale Plant Nutrients and Hydroponic Plant Nutrient Suppliers-
– RedFlag Blends- offers commercial and industrial growers a wide selection of plant nutrients, hydroponic nutrient formulations, plant nutrient blends, plant additives, plant supplements, pH control, and more. RedFlag Blends specializes in developing products and solutions for large-scale cultivators that are looking for high quality, yet affordable AG supply chain options.
– King Solomon- Another premium provider of high quality plant nutrients, hydro nutrients, and crop nutrition as water soluble dry mix, as liquid plant nutrients, or as 2-part plant nutrients(A+B) for both veg and bloom growth cycles.
– Haifa Chemicals- An established plant nutrient supplier and a favorite among many commercial and industrial growers. Some of the specific commercial grade greenhouse plant nutrients, plant supplements, and plant nutrient blends that Haifa manufacturers- Calcium Nitrate, MKP, MAP, Potassium/Nitrate, Magnisal/Magnesium/Nitrate, and more!
The aforementioned plant nutrient suppliers above work well in all types of commercial and industrial hydroponic grow systems that utilize stonewool grow media such as- stonewool plugs, stonewool cubes, stonewool starter blocks, stonewool grow blocks, and stonewool grow slabs.
Click here for more information about high quality wholesale plant nutrients, fertilizers, plant additives, plant supplements, and hydro plant nutrients.