We Believe In Automation

The PlantTape automated transplanting system is ideal for agricultural producers aiming for increased efficiency and productivity

Sowing

Seed provided by the customer is sown into PlantTape, which is a blend of peat, coco, and vermiculite between two layers of biodegradable paper.  

Nursery

Dry PlantTape trays arrive ready for nursery propagation. PlantTape trays can be germinated immediately or stored for the desired planting schedule. 

Transplant

Designed to bridge the gap between automation and speed, PlantTape offers growers a transplanting system unmatched in capability, labor reduction, and ease of use.

Sowing Operations

Once customer provided seed is received to a PlantTape sowing facility, it is inventoried and stored in a secure, climate controlled room prior to sowing. The seed is then scheduled to be sown into PlantTape material, which is a blend of peat, coco, and vermiculite between two layers of biodegradable paper. Once the seed is sown into PlantTape, the material is cut, folded and placed into trays holding 840 seeds each, maximizing transportation and greenhouse efficiencies.

The sown PlantTape material is palletized, wrapped and labeled for immediate delivery to a commercial nursery or farming operation. PlantTape material is always kept in dry, low humidity environments to prevent seed germination until the desired propagation time.

PlantTape Sowing Facilities

Hollister, California

Livingston, Tennessee

Barcelona, Spain

Boston, United Kingdom

Nursery Operations

At 840 plants per tray, PlantTape offers the ability to maximize nursery space with more plants per square foot compared to conventional transplants. The dense plant population improves transportation efficiencies when moving plants and the quick growing cycle creates an opportunity for increased nursery throughput under the existing infrastructure. This is an advantage for commercial nursery operations looking to increase their current production without the significant capital costs required for additional greenhouse space.

PlantTape transplants can be planted at any stage of growth allowing for flexibility in the planting schedule when attempting to mitigate the impact of adverse weather.

  • Capacity: ~1 million plants per 5,000 ft 2

  • Speed: 0-30 days per growing cycle

  • Efficiency: 840 plants per tray

  • Easy conversion for most nurseries

Transplant

Designed to bridge the gap between automation and speed, PlantTape offers growers a transplanting system unmatched in production capacity, labor reduction, and ease of operation.

PlantTape provides the benefits of automation without the complexity found in other automated systems. The simplicity of PlantTape provides a reliable, proven solution for growers looking to maximize efficiencies at planting, while increasing uniformity and yield. The reduction in planting labor can be used to cut overhead expenses or allow for reallocation of labor to other responsibilities around the farm.  

  • Capactiy : 2-7 acres per hour

  • Speed : 4-7 miles per hour

  • Efficiency : 2-3 employees per machine

  • Easily adjustable to fit most bed configurations