Horticulture industry supplier Stuppy Greenhouse has expanded its product line to include pre-engineered, custom Hydronic Bench Heat for growers looking to maximize heating efficiency and plant production. An alternative to forced-air heating, bench heating warms the soil with direct contact from rubber tubing radiant heat to the root zone for even control of soil temperature.
According to Stuppy, this production tool lets growers create different temperature zones for flexible growing with a system that responds quickly and efficiently.
The product is designed in-house with EPDM (ethylene propylene diene monome) rubber tubing that resists high temperatures and chemicals. The company points out that hydronic bench heat has been proven to promote higher seed germination rate, accelerated rooting in young plants, and faster plant growth, which leads to better plant quality, less disease, and more economical heating costs.