After switching to our AIR Trays and substituting the plastic planter bags with the sustainable and degradable Ellebag, Growers are reporting improved root quality, significantly reduced propagation times and greater labour efficiencies.
Air pruning is at the core of the Ellebag system, and customers experienced healthy root tips growing out or down through the Ellepot paper even after months of being in the same Ellepot AIR Tray. Through air pruning plants become more efficient in the use of available container volume, and as a result, many species can be grown in a smaller volume Ellebag. This smaller volume Ellebag has many additional benefits such as a reduction in substrate cost, more efficient use of available nursery propagation space, reduced transport cost and faster in-field transplanting amongst others.
Growers have reported faster root growth after transplanting and as the degradable Ellebags do not need to be removed at planting, transplant speed is greatly increased, and transplant shock is virtually eliminated.
With mortality rates reduced and yields on the rise, the successful trials of the Ellebags have shown that this new technology can help customers grow smarter too.