Typical tree propagation containers force roots down through the soil until they reach the bottom wall of the tray. With nowhere left to go, the roots circle around each other into a tangled, unstable mess. This is the start of root defects – a long-standing problem in the industry that can’t be reversed once it starts.
To find a solutions, Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, a world-class research centre dedicated to horticultural science and innovation, formed a partnership with A.M.A. Horticulture Inc.
After studying 14 different trays already on the market and their effects on roots, the Vineland team worked closely with A.M.A. over three growing cycles to develop the RootSmart innovation, with funding support from the Agricultural Adaptation Council.
GROWING IN ROOTSMART? NEW RESOURCE FOR GROWERS
Researchers from Vineland Research & Innovation Centre have put together a new resource to help growers incorporate the RootSmart system into their production practices for tree propagation.
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Learn more about the research and evidence behind the RootSmart propagation system.