Announcements

Job offersmore »

Tweeting Growers

Last commentsmore »

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Exchange ratesmore »




Planting seeds stress-free in Kenya

Some 5km from Naivasha town sits a park that is home to several flower firms.

Plantech Kenya Ltd is one of the companies based at the park.

Sitting on six acres, the firm that is barely seven months old uses machines to propagate quality seedlings, a first in the country.

“The technology known as plant propagator ensures uniform growth of seedlings. It uses polystyrene trays and peat moss for propagation, with everything automated,” says Idan Salvy, the company’s sales director.

The trays, which are reusable, are smooth helping the roots of plants not to stick in the inside making planting easy for the farmer as the seedlings can be removed without damaging the rooting system.

“Peat moss favours the propagation process as it has high water retention capacity and a lower drying duration that provides suitable aeration good for root development.”

At the propagation unit, the machine works like a conveyer belt where it places soil (peat moss) in the trays, then creates planting holes, plants seeds, waters and covers them with the growing media.

Read more at the Daily Nation

Publication date: 12/20/2016

 


 

Other news in this sector:

7/16/2018 How will you nurse your cyclamen through the summer?
7/16/2018 CPVO sees technical challenges to EU PVP system
7/13/2018 Star Roses and Plants wins three AGRS awards
7/13/2018 North America: Beekenkamp and Syngenta combine poinsettia portfolio
7/12/2018 Dümmen Orange acquires New Zealand calla assortment
7/9/2018 Ornamental breeding industry gathers in Barcelona
7/6/2018 Fleuroselect hosts trials during “Year of the Marigold”
7/2/2018 Uganda: Breeder offers employees perspective with microcredit
6/29/2018 US: Ball Seed to distribute Culinary Couture Seed lines for Hort Couture
6/29/2018 Taiwanese researcher creates genetic mapping for orchids
6/29/2018 New book describes relationship between roses and Denmark
6/28/2018 Sakata Seed acquires minority interest in Van Egmond Lisianthus
6/27/2018 A rose by any other name
6/26/2018 "Compact size is not enough; plants need to make a statement"
6/26/2018 Chinese experts receive training at CPVO
6/25/2018 ABS Breeding in Selecta One
6/20/2018 The comeback of Meilland Roses
6/19/2018 It’s a gold medal...
6/12/2018 Netherlands: Center of floriculture this week
6/8/2018 It's (almost) all in the name

 

Comments:


Impressed with your article in DNation on 23/6/18.
Please send me list of all seedlings,I can buy from you and prices.Thanks.
Jackson Sempele, Narok, Kenya (email) - 6/23/2018 6:03:52 PM


Leave a comment: (max. 500 characters)

  1. All comments which are not related to the article contents will be removed.
  2. All comments with non-related commercial content, will be removed.
  3. All comments with offensive language, will be removed.




  Display email address

  new code