PLANTTAPE FOR TOMATOES
Plant 7 acres of tomatoes per hour with only 3 people. Enjoy increase crop yield.
PlantTape revolutionizes tomato agriculture
PlantTape represents a turnkey solution for tomato growers to decrease transplanting labor costs while increasing crop yield and nursery efficiency.
Benefits of PlantTape for Tomato Growers
Transplanting Speed: Transplant 7 acres of tomatoes per hour with 3 people
PlantTape enables fast transplanting. A crew of 3 (including the tractor driver) can transplant 5-7 acres of tomato seedlings per hour. Compared to other transplanting systems with a 15-person crew, PlantTape reduces transplanting labor requirements by 80%—while increasing transplanting productivity and crop yield.
Ease of Use: Adjustable & User Friendly
PlantTape’s automated transplanter allows for extreme granularity and control in plant-to-plant and line-to-line spacing.
Precision plant spacing
Where other tomato transplanters might give you stepwise plant-to-plant adjustments (say every 2 inches in a 12”-24” window), PlantTape allows precise plant spacing adjusted in quarter inch increments. Operators simply configure or change the plant spacing via a touchscreen on the side of the transplanter.
Plant spacing and crop yield
Plant spacing affects crop yield, yet the ideal plant spacing could be different in one growing operation compared to another.
Tomato growers should always experiment to find the perfect spacing to optimize tomato yield in their soil and climate. And, when they do, PlantTape allows them to hit that perfect configuration exactly.
Healthier Plants: Root Benefits
Stronger root architecture
Conventional tomato transplants grow in a containerized soil plug that forces the roots to into a tight ball. Once transplanted, the tomato seedling undergoes a “catch-up” period while its roots untangle and grow into the surrounding soul.
PlantTape transplants grow in an open-bottom plug that encourages a natural root architecture that quickly grows downward and outward to establish the plant in the soil.
PlantTape’s open-ended plugs allow the actively growing, viable roots to explore a wider range of soil. They can then form a stronger fibrous root system by tapping into more nutrients.
Reduces tomato transplant shock
PlantTape tomato transplant shock because the transplanter pulls the tape from the nursery trays, cuts the tape, and places each tomato transplant—still in its soil plug—into the ground without ever touching the plant. No manual handling of seedlings, no trauma from being uprooted.
Versatility: More than a tomato transplanter
The PlantTape system has proven to work for tomatoes, yet it works for many other crops as well. For tomato farms that also grow lettuce, broccoli, or other vegetables, such versatility allows them to utilize PlantTape across their different commodities.