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Sustainable and economical solution for crop support

"This system has allowed me to optimize labor usage in the crucial task of plant clipping. Not only has it saved time, but it has also reduced labor costs, enabling me to allocate resources more efficiently", says Hector Casimilas, crop manager at Cultures Gen V inc, when asked what advantages he's seen since he implemented the TomSystem in his cucumber cultivation. "Additionally, the system has contributed to improving crop vitality, resulting in better production yields."

The TomSystem uses non-galvanized, compostable steel ties. This way, it's an answer to one of the major challenges the greenhouse industry is facing: reducing plastic waste. Traditional methods of crop support, which use string and plastic ties, generate significant amounts of waste that often end up in landfills and the environment. This not only poses environmental problems but also incurs high costs for producers in terms of disposal and transportation. By opting for a different material, it stands out as a sustainable and cost-effective solution for clipping greenhouse crops.

Attachment speed and sustainable residue management
The TomSystem excels in both clipping speed and greenhouse residue management. It can tie crops at a rate of up to 2,000 ties per hour. "On average, the TomSystem can reduce the personnel responsible for tying plants at a ratio of one person per hectare for crops such as tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and eggplants," explains Jordan Goulet, president of Hort Americas Canada.

Using this tool in combination with biodegradable string further minimizes the environmental impact of crop attachment. The biodegradable string naturally decomposes in the soil, eliminating the need for landfill disposal.

For more information:
For more information:
Hort Americas Canada
Gabrielle Verdon – Client services manager
[email protected]

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