HydroStraw’s manufacturing process utilizes pressure and heat to break down the straw into a more fibrous material with greater surface area. This results in greater soil coverage, higher water retention and increased productivity, which lowers project costs. HydroStraw Guar Plus is designed to provide extra protection on difficult sites where slopes, soil conditions or weather call for extra erosion control ability. It also includes a high-strength polymer binder to ensure smooth hydro seeder operation.
HydroStraw® Guar Plus is a hydraulically applied mulch with a specially formulated composition of annually renewable wheat straw fibers, natural fibers for fiber matrix entanglement, and a non-toxic soil stabilizer.
|Heat & Mechanically Treated (HMT)™ Wheat Straw||80% ± 1.0%|
|Natural Fibers||6.0% ± 1.0%|
|Moisture||10.0% ± 1.0%|
|Guar Based Tackifier||4.0% ± 1.0%|
|Hose Work||60 lbs per 100 gallons||75 kg per 379 Liters|
|Tower Work||27 lbs per 100 gallons||34 kg per 379 Liters|
|SLOPE GRADIENT/ CONDITION||LB/ACRE||KG/HECTARE|
|≤ 4:1||2,000 lbs/ac||2,500 kg/ha|
|≤ 3:1||2,000 – 3,000 lbs/ac||2,500 – 3,350 kg/ha|
|≤ 2:1||3,000 – 4,000 lbs/ac||3,500 – 4,500 kg/ha|
|Soil Moisture Retention||2,000 – 3,500 lbs/ac||2,250 – 4,000 kg/ha|