We are very proud that our trays are labelled “the best seed starting trays on the planet”!
Ag and nursery industries are facing major labor shortages and a lack of qualified employees – the solution is to become more efficient with our processes and use automation to bridge the gap.
When automation is mentioned, people think complicated machinery and expensive equipment. This does not have to be the case. Just by picking the right container, you can make huge improvements without spending big. Here’s the 6 reasons to change to a Proptek®/Ellepot® container/insert system:
Save time on Seeding and Filling
A tough injection molded container can be de-stacked automatically a lot easier than other types of tray….
Here’s a great video from our good friends at Sierra Gold Trees https://youtu.be/94zzled-Gv8.
Great trees happen when Proptek, Ellepot and knowledgeable nursery men and women come together. The product used in this example is our 8 Cell Sleeve and Tray system – more details here: https://www.proptek.com/trays/shrub-trays/008sled-8-cell-tray/232
Our thanks go to Cliff and all the team at Sierra Gold for the video.
A common issue that arises when putting a new greenhouse together is the issue of variation in tray length.
There are variations in most tray lengths (not just our own) which can cause problems on many T-Rail benching systems if not checked.
The problem started with the introduction of the Styrofoam flat in the 1960’s which shrinks after a few weeks and months by up to just under half an inch (1cm). Therefore, when people copied the original trays they made shorter trays as they copied the shorter shrunk tray. After a few months these new trays also shrunk so that they were…
Through years of working within the horticulture industry we have picked up some useful experience along the way. Labor costs for propagation nurseries constantly seem to be going up and up and automation is key to achieving a smooth, efficient and above all, profitable, operation.
But where to start: for us, the best place to start thinking about reducing costs is by optimizing the one element that is involved from start to finish: the propagation container.
Take a look at this article we wrote for Nursery Management magazine to find out more: http://www.nurserymag.com/article/automating-propagation-nursery-container-proptek/
The products discuess in this article are…