A new product form, Basewell bare-root cuttings feature advanced root development and no growing media. This allows Basewell product to ship to growers from off-shore production locations, ready to transplant directly into the finish container. Perry Wismans, Global Head of Floriculture Innovation at Dümmen Orange, says, “We are excited to bring this innovation to the market. Dümmen Orange is setting the new industry standard for propagation, giving customers around the globe access to an improved supply chain.”
Basewell technology delivers multiple benefits for the grower:
- Simplifies processes: The bare-root cutting form allows the grower to order rooted product directly from the production farm, decreasing order lead time and maximizing flexibility in program planning.
- Optimizes space: The grower receives a product that is ready to transplant directly into the finished container. Consequently, more production turns can be completed and expensive propagation space can be converted into profit-generating finished production space.
- Saves labor: Basewell is available in two configurations, including full strips and individual cells that are compatible with automated sticking methods. The individual cells are also suitable for non-automated production, where workers can quickly transplant the product by hand into the finished container.
Available to ship for the 2019 season, growers in North America will have access to a wide range of crops. The technology will be expanded to more products and available in other regions in the coming years. Harry Kloppenburg, Chief Commercial Officer, says, “Basewell is a revolutionary technology that brings our customers more efficiency and more value. First, we launch this towards our North American customer base. In 2019, Basewell technology will become available in more regions, including Europe.”
Hans van den Heuvel, Managing Director R&D at Dümmen Orange, says, "We are very proud to launch Basewell. Several years of R&D investments in plant physiology have led to this innovative product form. The Basewell technology secures the resilience of a whole plant into a cutting.”
Basewell technology makes its debut to the North American market at the 2018 California Spring Trials, April 15-18 in San Luis Obispo, California. Growers can order a free trial to experience the benefits in their own production environments at Basewell.DummenOrange.com.