New Growing Media Technology Designed To Promote Healthier Plants
Oasis Grower Solutions has announced a new portfolio of technologies that support the plant along its life cycle to promote stronger, healthier outcomes. The various technologies are designed to add benefits and value to breeders, growers, retailers, and all involved in the plant supply chain journey.
As part of its focus on sustainability, the Oasis team introduced the eS platform, an ecologically sustainable line of products that deliver an ecological and/or sustainable benefit due to chemistry, manufacturing process, or positive environmental effects along the supply chain. Horticubes eS and Fertiss eS are two technologies that now deliver on these benefits, and PlantPaper complements the portfolio.
• Horticubes eS — enhanced, biodegradable, engineered media for hydroponic propagation and production of a wide variety of crops
• Fertiss eS — a stabilized media plug wrapped in a 100% bio-based and natural material; easy, ready-to-stick propagation media for young plant production
• PlantPaper — Distributed by Oasis Grower Solutions, this is a 100% natural, bio-based paper wrap for plant propagation media used in young plant production.
• New Oasis Easy Plant — plug, block, and slab — is a hydroponic propagation system that supports the plant growth from seed to plant, delivering strong plants and higher yields. The inert, pathogen-free media provides excellent moisture and optimal aeration for better root development and bountiful results. When compared to similar products, the open cell structure in Oasis Easy Plant Open allows easier management of a plant’s rooting environment to steer it from vegetative to generative growth. The foam can be crushed, making it easier to dispose, thus significantly reducing waste footprint.
Following the plant journey, the new HydraPad hydration substrate protects the potted plant from production to retail settings. The super-absorbent fibers help keep potted plants looking their best by serving as a hydration source during transportation and on the store shelf. Now potted plants can last up to 30% longer, improving retailer profits and consumer satisfaction.