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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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Streekstra’s Tips on Substrate Selection Published by ‘Urban Ag News’

Recently, Grow-Tech’s own Siebe Streekstra was featured in an Urban Ag News article about how to best choose a substrate for hydroponic production. Discussed in the article are tips about assessing the production system, the size of the production space, the manner of harvesting, and the type of crop to...

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Grow-Tech at Cultivate ’17

The Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio was bursting with color and energy July 15-18 at Cultivate ‘17, the horticulture industry’s premier tradeshow. We on the Grow-Tech team exhibited at yet another Cultivate, and were excited to catch up with colleagues in the industry, learn from experts in the...

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