Tree nurseries contain primarily woody crops, such as shrubs, acer, hydrangea, berberis, buddleja and trees for gardens or forestry. Products are mostly propagated from shoots, seeds or tissue culture. To process the young plants automatically or manually, they are usually sown or planted in shoot plugs.
What is the challenge you face as a tree grower?
In the past, shrub and tree nurseries would plant the shoots primarily in loosely filled trays. This enabled tree growers to work with different soil types. In loosely filled substrate, the shoots could more easily be planted and the roots would develop through the plug better. Due to various developments, demand for automation and more efficient ways of working arose in the world of tree nurseries. Plugs are more easily processed in an automated process. With two disadvantages: as a tree grower, you could no longer mix your own substrate and fill trays loosely.
Benefits of the Growcoon for trees
Various shrub and tree nurseries are already using the Growcoon. The benefits?
- The biodegradable plugs simplify handling in automated processes
- The Growcoon has exactly the same properties as a loosely filled tray. Planting the shoots is easy and the roots grow as strongly as always
- Root growth improves, resulting in rapid root development after planting in a container or open ground
- Specially for tree nurseries, the 18-hole Growcoon has been developed so that the required large buffer can be maintained