A new 30L container for soft fruit production is equipped with irrigation hoses that can be adjusted following the development of the crop and this way guaranteeing optimum irrigation throughout the growing seasons. The container was developed by Plantlogic. "We are helping growers to no longer have to use extra mounting material in their operations for the irrigation hose", they explain.
"At Plantlogic we are always looking for opportunities to simplify processes and help growers during and around their production periods. Our newly developed pot for soft fruit production is an example," says Israel Holby, founder of PlantLogic.
He shows how the new pot has openings for the irrigation hose in three different sizes: 12 cm, 16 cm and 26.2 cm. Which one you use, depends on the vegetative state of the plant. "The openings can be used in different positions, close for the young plant and closer towards the edge for the more mature plant", says Israel. "We are helping growers to no longer have to use extra mounting material in their operations for the irrigation hose."
Air circulation, irrigation and drainage
Like the other PlantLogic products, the new pots help growers better their irrigation. The pot is specifically designed for soft fruit production.
"It might be clear to most growers by now - but If you have perfect roots, you will have a better-growing plant. A better-growing plant means higher performance and faster growing plant and a faster growing plant will mean a higher yielding plant", Israel says.
"In order to have good roots, there should be good irrigation, drainage and air circulation. Our new patented container was specifically designed to take care of this matter for soft fruit production. It ensures enough air circulation and proper irrigation and drainage to the root system, so that the plant can grow healthier," Israel explains.
The pot has 52 holes for drainage and oxygen uptake, the pyramid-shaped base pushes drainage to the edges where air pruning occurs, leaving room for oxygen uptake through the center holes. Wide legs help support balanced irrigation even when using high flow substrates such as coarse coco fiber. Wide legs also help prevent heavy plants from sinking into soft ground.
"Fertigation management support while maximizing drainage and oxygen uptake so blueberry plants are happy even if the irrigation schedule isn’t perfect", Israel summaries. "In Plantlogic our goal is to help growers create optimum growth with products supplying enough air and water for blueberry plants' specific needs, guaranteeing the best distribution of water throughout the container. According to our clients, this new container gives great results and they very much like the design."