Visser Horti Systems introduces a new AutoStix-strip. This multimedia strip is designed so that its plugs can be filled with any type of media. The rooting process of cuttings can therefore take place inside the plug, which provides growers with a new solution in automatic transplanting.
More flexibility in automatic transplanting
Automatic transplanting with existing AutoStix-strips offers various advantages for growers: time and labor costs are reduced, while space in the greenhouse can be utilized more efficiently. AutoStix is an open source system, which has been demonstrated with the introduction of transplanting rooted cuttings. Visser’s new multimedia strip aligns with the existing AutoStix configuration for strips with 34 cells.
Visser developed the multimedia strip together with Ball Horticultural Company. The strips are filled with media, which is followed by the insertion of small holes and shipment to off-shore production locations such as Africa or Central America. The strips are wettened and cuttings can be transplanted into the new strip.
For the European market, Visser Horti Systems launched the multimedia strip together with Selecta one.
The innovative multimedia strip is designed so that its plugs can be filled with any type of media. “When cuttings are transplanted into the strip, the rooting process can take place inside the plug”, says Robbert Jan in ‘t Veld, sales manager at Visser Horti Systems. “A special growing tray prevents that roots of different cuttings intersect in the multimedia strip.”
Off-shore rooting process
Visser’s multimedia strip provides growers with more flexibility. Growers based in Europe may have the rooting process take place in off-shore locations such as Africa or Central America. Rooted plants can then be sent directly from off-shore production locations to growers. Growers can transplant directly into the end pot.
Between Tuesday January 22nd and Friday January 25th Visser Horti Systems will tell you everything about this revolution during IPM 2019, as well as many other innovations in greenhouse automation. Visser looks forward to hosting you at stand 3D30 in hall 3.