Xcellent Plug-Orchid System:

Canada: Trials at Westbrook with Quick Plug flexible orchid system

Yesterday we published a complete photo report from our visit to Westbrook's orchid production greenhouse in St. Catharines. Inside the report we made a mistake by naming the wrong supplier of the orchid plugs. The correct developer and supplier of this system should have been Quick Plug. Their “Xcellent Plug-Orchids” are a possibility to transplant tissue culture seedlings in the plug. As a result of the vertical inlay, the roots of the plants will not damage or break thus decreasing the risk of disease entries.

An added advantage is that the transplanting is accelerated as a result of the size of the opening. Due to the flexibility of the plug this opening can easily be closed whereby a natural environment is created for the tissue culture plant to establish itself rapidly in the plug from the laboratory phase.

The “Xcellent Plug-Orchids” has a very high air content which is a prerequisite for the good growth of orchids. Additionally this plug can easily be re-saturated with water if the plug has been extremely dry during cultivation. An artificial basket is not necessary as the form of the plug stays in shape even if the cultivation spans a number of years.

After years of extensive research and development and trials at many orchid propagators, Quick-Plug has recently introduced this innovation into the market. Also Westbrook is conducting trials with the system. According to Edwin Valstar of Quick Plug many growers have achieved good results in the first trials and they are very satisfied with the new Quick Plug Xcellent Plug-Orchid System.

If you would like to require more information about this system, please contact Quick Plug :

For more information:
Quick Plug BV
Erik de Ruiter
Mercuriusplein 30
2685 LP Poeldijk
T: +31 0174-639090
M: +31 06 30040868
info@quickplug.eu or erik@quickplug.eu

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