Pots & Trays Potpourri
What follows are a few of what's new in pots and trays.
September 18, 2008
Bellan International Unlimited:
Coming from a pollution-free manufacturing process, Biopots are biodegradable and made from renewable natural materials, such as bamboo, straw and rice husks. When in contact with soil and water, Biopots will begin to breakdown after a year of use. Biopots allow plant roots to breathe, and they come in a variety of sizes.
Three new size additions to the TLC Ultra Series Square Plug Tray line are 128, 162 and 200. Designed with surface vent holes for greater air circulation around foliage, the 128, 162 and 200 TLC Ultra Series Square Plug Trays are compatible with most automated seeders and transplanters.
Designed to accept a 50 count of 30mm Ellepots, the new 50 T Ellepot Tray comes with extra large drain holes. Blackmore also introduces a new 84 count Ellepot tray specifically designed for 25mm Ellepots, and has fluted cell walls for extra strength. Both are ideal for propagation.
Landmark Plastic Corp.:
The 4.33 Deep Round Maxi-Grow Pot features Landmark's Maxi-Grow nine bi-level punched drain holes and a rim design with hoop strength for use in the latest automation equipment. The pot also includes a tag slot in the rim, a large surface area for labels, and is compatible with its new eight-count Transport Tray.
With an emphasis placed on saving space, the new SPT-T-R8 Landscape Tray from TO Plastics comes in a 10 by 20 tray. Made of a sturdy material blend, it can be used as a stand-alone container. The rounded "pop-up" bottom provides enhanced drainage and easier plant removal.
The new Proptek 45-Cell Tray Liner is designed specifically for woody ornamental/nursery stock propagators. The tray is injection molded for long-life and easy handling. Side vents in all cells enable air root pruning, and the vertical ribs direct roots to the holes and base of the cell.