Trays And Containers That Make Planting Easy

Cow Pots

CowPots

CowPots’ #4 Square containers are the ultimate earth-friendly seed starter pots. These “pots you plant” are made with biodegradable, 100-percent renewable composted cow manure. CowPots are suitable in a greenhouse environment for up to 12 weeks. Once planted, CowPots quickly biodegrade, giving your plants the benefits of manure while virtually eliminating transplant shock.

These pots also fit standard plastic carrier, have a porous wall that allows unrestricted root growth and are great for step-up transplants for vegetables and annuals. The manufacturing process removes all of the weeds, pathogens and odor from the manure. This leaves the natural fiber and goodness of manure for a perfectly plantable pot.

Flat Tire Décor

Flat Tire Décor features innovative products created from recycled tires. The Newport is Flat Tire’s largest and most versatile basket. Due to the uniqueness of the tires and the manufacturing process, each product has its own distinct character, texture, and story. No two products will ever be identical. All products are made in Milwaukee using two organizations for assembly. Both are job skills workshops that give valuable training. This leads to a greater sense of self-esteem and improves the function and quality of life for persons with disabilities. Flat Tire Décor employees are proud of the products and the people that make them.

rEarth Pots

McConkey Co. introduces rEarth, a new line of 100-percent-recycled plant containers made from water bottles (rPET). rEarth containers are sturdy, tear-resistant and comparable or superior to other plastics in strength, performance and price. Each is stamped with a Recycled Water Bottles stamp, so consumers know the container is rEarth recycled and recyclable.

McConkey is on track to recycle 72 million water bottles a year at its Garden Grove, Calif., manufacturing plant. It takes about one 16.9-ounce water bottle to make one rEarth 4.3-inch round pot. That’s in contrast to traditional containers that must be brought back to retailers for recycling, if they can be recycled at all.

OMNI Growing Solutions

OMNI Solutions’ Aero NT is stabilized media for propagation of unrooted liners. This soil-based plug bonded from a premium blend of white and cocoa peat moss and perlite comes in 50-cell, 102 and 72 solid and 104 propagation strip. Pre-drilled plug-holes allow easy sticking and ensure good stem-soil contact, encouraging callous and quick rooting. Aero NT is available with up to three plug-holes, providing a high degree of flexibility.

Plant Pie

The Plant Pie method, created by Alan Van Wingerden, the owner of OVW Greenhouses, is a patented way of growing plants in a round shallow tray. Customers have reported that the Plant Pie produces top-quality, thriving flowers and plants because of how the roots develop. Simply use top-quality soil and follow the easy directions, and the Plant Pie root system spreads laterally, maximizing the amount of soil within its shallow, 3-inch, ribbed tray.

Landmark Plastics

New to the Landmark Plastic line of top-quality thermoform pots for 2012 is the 7.50-inch Thermoformed Pot. In addition to the high-gloss sidewall and strong rolled lip prominent in the line, it incorporates an industry-unique drainage template. Options to run the pot with maximum drainage or just “high overflow” make it flexible for any growing environment.

To complement the new pot, Landmark added a new Three-count Transport Tray in high-impact polypropylene. The tray is ideal for flat filling and
shipping, and it has obvious handling advantages. This size container is perfect for geraniums, mums and poinsettias.

Myers Industries Lawn & Garden Group  

The new 03.50 Round Coex Pot and 12 Count Tray boast a strong, durable rim design that allows for effective use in automation systems. Specially adapted for automatic filling equipment and handling by mass merchandisers, the containers can also be used in combination with trays to assist in handling and labor savings. Dual drain bottoms increase soil drainage and aeration.

Both products are made from tough, durable polypropylene. The low side on the tray allows the customer to display any custom color or labels on the container.

Western Pulp Products

The Clip-on Nylon Hanger design is faster and easier to use than the current barbed hanger and eyelet system for hanging baskets. To install, press the clip over the rolled rim of any of Western Pulp’s 10 and 12 baskets and the tension clip does the rest. The hanger eliminates the need for baskets with eyelets and saves time, saves labor and saves money.

The new 12X5RD Ready-to-plant container features nine additional 1-inch diameter holes in the bottom. This container is ideal as a drop-in liner for decorative planters and to add instant spots of color that root into a flower bed through the bottom holes. At the end of the season, the made-from-recycled-paper molded fiber container can easily be composted or rototilled into the flower bed.

Summit Plastics

Summit Plastics’ ’ “Locked in Garden” Clear Three Ring gives the grower/retailer the ability to market three printed/branded round quart pots together as one sales transaction at point of sale. Clear, curbside recycled PET resin allows your marketing message to be viewed “clearly.” This product fits Janor 12cm H quart pots.

The Newport Basket from Flat Tire Décor

Flat Tire Decor's Newport basket

Flat Tire Décor features innovative products created from recycled tires. The Newport is Flat Tire’s largest and most versatile basket. Due to the uniqueness of the tires and the manufacturing process, each product has its own distinct character, texture, and story. No two products will ever be identical. All products are made in Milwaukee using two organizations for assembly. Both are job skills workshops that give valuable training. This leads to a greater sense of self-esteem and improves the function and quality of life for persons with disabilities. Flat Tire Décor employees are proud of the products and the people that make them.

rEarth Pots from McConkey

rEarth Pots from McConkey

McConkey Co. introduces rEarth, a new line of 100-percent-recycled plant containers made from water bottles (rPET). rEarth containers are sturdy, tear-resistant and comparable or superior to other plastics in strength, performance and price. Each is stamped with a Recycled Water Bottles stamp, so consumers know the container is rEarth recycled and recyclable. McConkey is on track to recycle 72 million water bottles a year at its Garden Grove, Calif., manufacturing plant. It takes about one 16.9-ounce water bottle to make one rEarth 4.3-inch round pot. That’s in contrast to traditional containers that must be brought back to retailers for recycling, if they can be recycled at all.

Aero NT stabilized media from OMNI Growing Solutions

Aero NT from OMNI Growing Solutions

OMNI Solutions’ Aero NT is stabilized media for propagation of unrooted liners. This soil-based plug bonded from a premium blend of white and cocoa peat moss and perlite comes in 50-cell, 102 and 72 solid and 104 propagation strip. Pre-drilled plug-holes allow easy sticking and ensure good stem-soil contact, encouraging callous and quick rooting. Aero NT is available with up to three plug-holes, providing a high degree of flexibility.

Plant Pie

Plant Pie

The Plant Pie method, created by Alan Van Wingerden, the owner of OVW Greenhouses, is a patented way of growing plants in a round shallow tray. Customers have reported that the Plant Pie produces top-quality, thriving flowers and plants because of how the roots develop. Simply use top-quality soil and follow the easy directions, and the Plant Pie root system spreads laterally, maximizing the amount of soil within its shallow, 3-inch, ribbed tray.

7.50-inch Thermoformed Pot from Landmark Plastics

7.50-inch Thermoformed Pot from Landmark Plastics

New to the Landmark Plastic line of top-quality thermoform pots for 2012 is the 7.50-inch Thermoformed Pot. In addition to the high-gloss sidewall and strong rolled lip prominent in the line, it incorporates an industry-unique drainage template. Options to run the pot with maximum drainage or just “high overflow” make it flexible for any growing environment. To complement the new pot,

Three-count Transport Tray from Landmark Plastics

Three-count transport tray from Landmark Plastic

Landmark added a new Three-count Transport Tray in high-impact polypropylene. The tray is ideal for flat filling and shipping, and it has obvious handling advantages. This size container is perfect for geraniums, mums and poinsettias.

Clip-on Nylon Hanger from Western Pulp Products

Clip-on nylon hanger from Western Pulp Products

The Clip-on Nylon Hanger design is faster and easier to use than the current barbed hanger and eyelet system for hanging baskets. To install, press the clip over the rolled rim of any of Western Pulp’s 10 and 12 baskets and the tension clip does the rest. The hanger eliminates the need for baskets with eyelets and saves time, saves labor and saves money.

The 12X5RD Ready-to-plant container from Western Pulp

12X5RD Ready-to-plant container from Western Pulp Products

The new 12X5RD Ready-to-plant container features nine additional 1-inch diameter holes in the bottom. This container is ideal as a drop-in liner for decorative planters and to add instant spots of color that root into a flower bed through the bottom holes. At the end of the season, the made-from-recycled-paper molded fiber container can easily be composted or rototilled into the flower bed.

The 03.50 Round Coex Pot and 12 Count Tray from Myers Industries

03.50 Round Coex Pot and 12 Count Tray from Myers Industries

The new 03.50 Round Coex Pot and 12 Count Tray from Myers Industries Lawn & Garden Group boast a strong, durable rim design that allows for effective use in automation systems. Specially adapted for automatic filling equipment and handling by mass merchandisers, the containers can also be used in combination with trays to assist in handling and labor savings. Dual drain bottoms increase soil drainage and aeration.

Both products are made from tough, durable polypropylene. The low side on the tray allows the customer to display any custom color or labels on the container.

SureRoots 2-Quart Round Pot from T.O. Plastics

SureRoots 2-Quart Round Pot from T.O. Plastics

T.O. Plastics’ SureRoots 2-Quart Round Pot was designed by growers, for growers. Its v-shaped ribs are engineered to drive root growth downward, and multi-level bottom holes provide fast drainage and superior aeration, promoting healthier, hardier, more robust root systems. This pot is ideal for perennials, large vegetables, large annuals, foliage, native grasses and tropicals. The SureRoots 2-Quart Round Pot is environmentally friendly, made from 100-percent-reclaimed plastic and is 100 percent recyclable after use. This product is made in America.

Stella Collection of plastic containers from Pride Garden Products

Stella Collection plastic planters from Pride Garden Products

The new Stella Collection is a family of plastic planters from Pride Garden Products — available in a variety of shapes and finishes. This elegant collection of a hanging basket, bowl and patio creates a complete look for outdoor living spaces, and the classic design has broad appeal. Stella pieces are perfect for yearlong outdoor display, with UV-resistant finishes. Pride Garden Products has begun offering plastic containers of all sizes and shapes for professional growers, and its plastic line shows the same commitment to quality, innovation and value as its AquaSav Smart Coco products. Planters are made with recycled plastic and can be planted in directly or used as upgrades.

Leave a Reply

More From Crop Inputs...
Acid Injection for Irrigation feature

October 23, 2017

How to Balance Plant Nutrition and pH in Ornamentals

If you want to maintain healthy plants, understanding the relationship between plant nutrition and pH is a good place to start.

Read More
NatureFresh Chili Dog

October 17, 2017

NatureFresh Farms Uses Pest-Detecting Dog to Sniff out Pepper Weevil

Knowing that many worker dogs are trained to recognize and discover scents associated with drugs or bombs, the company figured it was possible to train a dog to recognize pepper weevil.

Read More
Botrytis Symptoms on Leaves

October 17, 2017

How One Grower is Battling Botrytis with a New Biological

CropKing in Lodi, OH, recently began using a new beneficial fungus in its fight against Botrytis in its greenhouse tomatoes. So far, the results have been promising.

Read More
Latest Stories
OHP Biosolutions

September 26, 2017

OHP Acquired by AMVAC, But Will Continue to Operate As …

AMVAC has acquired OHP and its chemical and biological crop protection solutions for the greenhouse and nursery markets. The deal will close in early October, and there will be no changes to staff, products, or operations.

Read More
Hydroponics Michigan State Web

September 14, 2017

Hydroponic and Aquaponics Growers Face Possible Loss of…

The National Organic Standards Board is considering recommending that USDA revoke the ability for hydroponic, aquaponic, aeroponic, and other container-based growing methods to be certified organic, according to an update from growers at Upstart University.

Read More
Aphids

July 7, 2017

New Tools for Your Crop Protection Arsenal in the Green…

Over the past few months, crop protection companies have developed several new products designed to help you manage a wide range of insect and disease pests. Here’s a look at some of them.

Read More
Yellow Stick Card for thrips

July 5, 2017

Tips From a Top 100 Grower for Effective Thrips Control

A combination of conventional materials and biologicals can help provide season-long management of thrips in hanging baskets.

Read More
Primula acaulis, Botrytis, Disease, Griffin Greenhouse Supplies

May 30, 2017

BioWorks Launches New Biofungicide for Botrytis Control

BotryStop was developed for the control of pathogens such as Botrytis, Sclerotinia, and Monilinia in several crops, including ornamentals.

Read More
Adult Aphidoletes in web - Feature

May 27, 2017

How to Overcome Biocontrol Challenges by Thinking Outsi…

With a little creative thinking and adjustments to your strategy, you can overcome your greenhouse biocontrol challenges.

Read More
Cannabis Seedling

May 20, 2017

Biocontrols: A Practical Option for Cannabis

With limited options for chemical pest control, cannabis growers are incorporating biocontrols into their integrated pest management programs. More education will cement this solution as a viable option in this emerging market.

Read More
Christmas Cactus

May 18, 2017

How to Increase Branching and Flower Bud Production of …

Based on research completed at North Carolina State University, here are some methods for increasing branching and flower bud production of Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera bridgessii).

Read More
Herbicide Drift in the Greenhouse

May 15, 2017

How to Identify and Mitigate Herbicide Contamination in…

Herbicides applied off-site or within the greenhouse can significantly damage ornamental and edible crops. Beth Scheckelhoff, an Extension Educator for Greenhouse Systems at The Ohio State University, provides some examples and basic recommendations for mitigating and preventing herbicide contamination and injury in the future.

Read More

May 4, 2017

Bayer Altus Update: Neonic Insect Control Alternative N…

Altus, a butenolide class insecticide with the active ingredient flupyradifurone, will be available beginning May 1, and is labeled for greenhouse and nursery use on ornamental plants, vegetable transplants, and indoor vegetable production.

Read More
Bumblebees

May 2, 2017

Pollinator Update: The Bumblebee on the Endangered List…

With plenty of attention being placed on pollinator health around the country and the world, here’s what you need to know.

Read More
Florikan Space Technology Hall of Fame

April 25, 2017

Out-Of-This-World Plant Nutrition: Fertilizer Company I…

NASA scientists are growing vegetables on the International Space Station using Florikan’s controlled release fertilizer.

Read More
OHP Biosolutions

April 8, 2017

OHP Enters Biocontrols Market With New Product Line

The OHP Biosolutions program will feature insecticides, fungicides, and other products designed to address the expanding segment of growers who use biological products.

Read More
Dramm Low Volume Coldfogger Sprayer

April 2, 2017

Dramm Upgrades Its Coldfogger Low-Volume Sprayer to Imp…

Dramm recently updated its Coldfogger, a targeted low-volume sprayer, to a new model that offers a more durable pump that is easier to use and allows for the use of corrosive chemistries.

Read More

March 20, 2017

AgBiome’s New Zio Biofungicide Receives EPA Regis…

The new biofungicide is the first product from AgBiome, and will be marketed by SePRO Corp. in the ornamentals market.

Read More
Oat Grass Banker System feature

March 20, 2017

How You Can Market the Benefits of Biocontrols

Educating retailers and end consumers about the use of biocontrols and why it’s important has helped Fessler Nursery gain new customers and profits.

Read More

February 28, 2017

OHP Launches New Ovicide/Miticide, Announces Partnershi…

Applause is a new miticide that targets eggs and immature stages of several mite species. Through the Vestaron partnership, OHP will market Spear-O, a toxin-derived bioinsecticide.

Read More

February 26, 2017

AgBiome Will Enter the Ornamentals Market With a New Bi…

AgBiome, a young company with teammates steeped in decades of experience in the crop protection world, sees an opportunity to bring products to market that fill the existing gaps in plant protection. The company has partnered with SePRO to market and distribute Zio, a biological fungicide expecting EPA registration this spring.

Read More