Today vegetable propagation is done in trays. These trays are used during the first stages of the plant’s growth in the nursery. After a few weeks, the plants are transplanted into the soil. This transfer is a delicate matter that may create a ‘transplanting shock’, which can kill the young plant. The trays are made of non-biodegradable materials, mainly plastic (e.g. polypropylene or polystyrene). They are reused after being sterilized; the cost of such a process is considerably high.
Our tray product is made of organic cellulose waste, which biodegrades in soil without the need to transfer the sprouted seeds to the ground. Not only is the transplanting shock totally prevented, but the biodegradable organic container continues to protect the roots
in the soil, and at the same time realizing natural nutrition to the young plant.
It is important to note the great potential in savings of labor costs, due to an automated planting process, which eliminates the need of transferring sprouted seeds from the plastic trays. No handling and no recycling are needed.