Root development, in rather than under the cube

Cultilene RootmaXX is a new rock wool cube that offers improved control for tomato growers. The plant makes the roots, but it is the substrate that helps the root development, protects the roots and gives the grower maximum control over plant development and balance. Never before have we seen such uniform root distribution in a rock wool cube than in Cultilene RootmaXX. Another important feature is that there are far fewer vulnerable roots at the bottom of the cube, even though the total root development is between 5% and 25% higher than in a standard cube. 

Controlled management through even root development

Extensive research indicates time and time again that the total quantity of roots - measured with new vision techniques – is between 5% and 25% higher than in current cubes. The quantity of roots under the cube is on average 20% lower, whereas the sides of the cube are covered with roots from top to bottom. Within the cube the root development is even, giving better control over plant balance and management. 

What exactly is X-fibre technology?

Cultilene RootmaXX is produced on the basis of Cross Fibre (X-fibre) technology. This patented technology has been developed and refined by the Saint-Gobain Group. Instead of the normal horizontal or vertical fibre direction, with X-fibre the fibres go in all directions in the substrate. This gives growers the best of both worlds, combining the rapid initial rooting enabled by a vertical fibre structure with the improved root distribution in the substrate with horizontal fibres. Research has repeatedly confirmed that these are huge advantages. In addition, X-fibre slabs and cubes are far stronger than other products. 

Why choose Cultilene RootmaXX?

  • At least 5% more roots per plant;
  • 20% less visible roots at the bottom of the cube;
  • Easily the strongest cube in existence, in both dry and wet conditions;
  • Remarkably good root penetration from the plug into the cube due to the X-fibre structure;
  • Vertical deviation in water content, EC and pH smaller than ever before;
  • Excellent resaturation and uniformity in the management phase of the tomato cultivation;
  • Easy continuous control and generative steering when the plant is on the slab;
  • Fibre structure gives control and stability next to the planting hole during the control phase;
  • Less root damage due to fewer roots under the cube;
  • This minimizes the entry points for root pathogens
For more information 
Rob Damen 
Cell: +31 (0) 6 836 46 899

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