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Grow-Tech to attend GreenTech Amsterdam June 12-14

The summer is here, and the Grow-Tech team is looking forward to heading out to the Netherlands for the GreenTech Amsterdam trade show on June 12-14. We will be joining  thousands of other experts in the industry over the three day event, which is set to be the largest GreenTech...

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Quick Plug Files a Patent Infringement Suit

Quick Plug B.V. (Quick Plug), an affiliate of Grow-Tech Inc. (USA) and Omni Growing Solutions Inc. (Canada), owns a European patent that includes the exclusive right to the production and commercial exploitation of a certain type of rooting plug. This type of plug is being used worldwide by, amongst others,...

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The Golden Trio

Quick Plug Growing System offers a series of plugs that ensure strong, healthy and active root systems. The plugs retain sufficient moisture during transport to avoid the risk of dehydration. The Xcel Plug ensures uniform growth, is easy to rehydrate and perfectly suited for automated processes. The Xcellent Plug also...

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Plugs with Power

by Matt McClellan for Nursery Management Quick Plug Growing Systems, based in the Netherlands, produces and sells hundreds of millions of plugs annually. After being acquired by Dümmen Orange in 2017, Quick Plug and Grow-Tech are working to increase the company’s international growth. Quick Plug’s products provide substrate from tissue...

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How to Perform On-site Greenhouse Product Trials

by: Peter Konjoian for Nursery Management Most growers have conducted product trials in their commercial greenhouses and nurseries at one time or another. The objective of on-site trials is usually to compare a product or practice that is currently being used to a product or practice that is presented as...

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Grow-Tech Works to Improve Vulnerability of Transplant Process

Hard-to-start plants such as micro cuttings, tissue culture plants and those created from somatic embryogenesis are extremely vulnerable when going from laboratory conditions to greenhouse conditions. Growers know all too well how frustrating that can be. The truth is, the wrong growing media can slow down a fragile root system’s...

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Grow-Tech Well-represented at 2018 Tropical Plant International Expo

The Grow-Tech team was out in full-force at the 2018 Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Hosted by the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscapers Association, TPIE is always an excellent opportunity for our team to get together with industry members and plant lovers to learn more...

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Grow-Tech participates in IPPS Western Region Annual Meeting

From October 17-20, representatives from Grow-Tech exhibited products at the annual meeting of the International Plant Propagators’ Society (IPPS) Western Region in Wilsonville, Oregon. With 1600 members across the globe, IPPS is a valuable organization for the horticultural industry, and their annual meeting is always an excellent opportunity to meet...

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The AeroNT: A new tool for propagation

Bill Maartense, managing director with Omni Growing Solutions, Inc., answers growers’ questions for Nursery Management readers about the AeroNT bonded media plug system. The AeroNT is a quick-rooting, pre-dibbled plug that can create a well-developed cutting. We spoke with Bill Maartense, managing director with Omni Growing Solutions, Inc., about the...

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Basic principles of nursery crop propagation

by Peter Konjoian, Nursery Management Plant propagation plays a vital role in the profitability of most commercial horticultural operations. While today’s comments are slanted toward traditional nursery operations specializing in woody plant species (trees, shrubs, etc.), most of the principles cross over to herbaceous plant species that bedding plant growers...

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