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Farmtario: Growing trees that last

By Lilian Schaer, Farmtario, Volume 2, Issue 23

November 18, 2019

A partnership between Vineland Research and Innovation Centre and Kingsville-based A.M.A. Horticulture has resulted in a plant propagation system that addresses this costly problem. “Root defects are such a big problem in the landscape industry — growers have to warranty trees, trees are planted by a municipality or subdivision and in less than three years, they have to replace dying trees,” says A.M.A. managing director Rick Bradt. “They’re spending a lot of money for trees to die. If you plant 10,000 trees per year and you have to replace 10 to 20 per cent of them, the financial loss is real.”


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