PLANTTAPE ENABLES HIGH-YEILDNURSERY OPERATIONS
PLANT NURSERIES CAN PROCESS A MILLION SEEDLINGS IN 5,000 SQUARE FEET OF FLOOR SPACE WITH THE PLANTTAPE SYSTEM.
The PlantTape system allowed me to double nursery production, due to increased plant density and shorter growing cycles. I also was able to decrease fungicide usage and other spray applications. Overall, I’ve had a great experience working with PlantTape as an organization; they were there to help me through the initial adoption learning curve and are very responsive and communicative.
How the PlantTape nursery process works
When a nursery recieves sown PlantTape material from one of our sowing centers, it can initiate germination on schedule with standard irrigation methods.
The benefits of flexible transplanting
PlantTape seedlings can be transplanted at any stage of their nursery growth cycle. This means that nurseries can cycle through more seedling sets than with conventional transplants that rely on reaching a specific plant size.
PlantTape’s flexible planting schedule benefits growers, too. PlantTape allows them to schedule transplanting around weather events, unforeseen emergencies, or whatever the real world throws at them.
Shipping transplants to the field
Come transplanting time, the nursery loads the trays of PlantTape seedlings into our transplant bins. With each bin holding 108 PlantTape nursery trays, they have a capacity of 90,720 seedlings per bin and provide a convenient transportation solution between the plant nursery and the PlantTape 3-point planter in the field.
PlantTape competitive nursery benefits
- Capacity: 1 million plants per 5,000 square feet
- Growing cycle: 0-30 days
- Plant density: 840 plants per nursery tray
- Easy conversion for nurseries to adopt the PlantTape system