How our labor saving approach can reduce your costs and make your workplace Covid-secure

It’s well known that one of the biggest challenges nurseries are currently facing is rising labor costs, and to help our customers adapt to this, Proptek have been looking at labor saving solutions and systems for a number of years.

Our research has found that the best way to reduce labor overheads is to centralize the majority of the work in a headhouse and to use simple machinery to move the plants to the people in the headhouse, rather than people moving to the plants spread across the nursery.

However in the context of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and as it…

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15 Cell Air Tray® for 80mm Ellepots

New for 2021, this 15 cell container holds 15 individual 80mm diameter Ellepots, and complements the existing 006 Air Tray® and 032 Air Tray® . The 15 Cell Air Tray® is the perfect container system for landscape tree and shrub propagation and is widely used for the second stage of propagating fruit and nut trees.

Large numbers of trays can also be moved at once using pot forks.

One of the Air Tray’s key features are the air vents located between cells which provide excellent airflow through the canopy. This also helps to air prune root tips.

The Air…

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32 Cell Global Tray for 50mm Ellepots

New for 2020, this 32 cell container holds 32 individual 50mm diameter Ellepots, and complements the 006Global tray introduced last year. This propagation container was designed to address the issue of fruit tree propagation in South Africa, but has wide-reaching applications across the globe. And because the containers nest so closely together, this really helps to keep global shipping costs to a minimum. Find Out More.

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NoCo Hemp Expo – Denver March 26th – 28th

Proptek will be at the NoCo Hemp Expo in Denver from March 27th to 28th. Rachel Howell, Business Development Manager, and Paul Greenley, Sales Director, will be exhibiting in the ‘Materials Zone’ on stand MZ13. Proptek’s booth is around the corner from the cafeteria, so pick up a coffee and say ‘Hi’. It’s the first NoCo Hemp Expo for the company and both Rachel and Paul are looking forward to meeting existing and new customers. They will have all of Proptek’s trays and containers on display for hemp and cannabis propagation; these are designed to produce…

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Start The Hemp & Cannabis Propagation Season With Proptek’s Hemp Tray

In the northern hemisphere, it’s the start of the hemp and cannabis propagation season which means industrial growers will need top quality hemp and cannabis propagation containers for their plants.

Our hemp and cannabis propagation trays are proving to be a real hit with the industry, as they are designed to produce consistent, exceptional quality hemp and cannabis plants in a cost-effective way.

The tough injection molded design creates seedlings that are easy to pull, as the roots can’t dig into the material as with Styrofoam trays. The tough construction also means the tray should last year after year, improving…

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The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium – Sacramento February 4th – 6th

Proptek will be at The Unified Wine & Grape Symposium in Sacramento from February 4th to 6th.  Gale Siemens, Proptek’s Sales Representative, will be networking and on hand to meet up with any customers wishing to discuss our patented air root pruning containers for propagating grapes.

If you wish to arrange a meeting with Gale, then please contact her directly gale@proptek.com or call (800) 487 1381.

Proptek have a container system designed specifically for grape propagation. The system features 28 loose fill air pruning containers that slot easily (either manually or mechanically) into a sturdy frame that acts like a…

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MANTS 2020 – Baltimore January 8th – 10th

Proptek will be at The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) in Baltimore from January 8th – 10th.  Proptek’s Business Development Manager, Rachel Howell, will be networking at MANTS with the patented Ellepot containers.

If you miss Rachel, then you can find out more about Proptek and view our patented Ellepot containers with Air Tray technology on Ellepot USA / Blackmore Co.’s booth, number 1114.

2020 is MANTS 50th Anniversary and it looks set to be the biggest Trade Show to date, with people attending from all over the US and from overseas.

MANTS, is known as the Masterpiece of…

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IPPS Western Region Annual Conference 2019

We are delighted to announce that Proptek will be once again sponsoring and attending the IPPS Western Region Annual Conference 2019 in Santa Cruz California, September 24th – 28th.

“IPPS is a global network of professionals with an interest in plant production, including horticultural research and education, with the aim to improve the knowledge, skills, productivity and professionalism of its members.

IPPS has 1600 members over eight geographical regions around the world, spread over four continents.”

If you would like a meeting to discuss any of your requirements or would like to see any of our products, please do get in…

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Cultivate 2019

Proptek will be attending the Cultivate exhibition in Columbus Ohio, July 13th-16th.

We have some exciting things planned to show you – watch this space for more details!

If you would like a meeting to discuss any of your requirements or would like to see any of our products, please do get in touch.

Until then, you can find out more about the exhibition at https://www.cultivate19.org/

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