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mehmetsaygin

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Proptek Air Pruning pots
« on: November 22, 2018, 02:46:13 AM »
Hello,

What do you think of Proptek air pruning pots? I see on Youtube videos, many citrus nurseries use that kind of square shaped, long pots with air pruning.
They are easy to handle and store in nursery.
Maybe next step after Rootmaker tray can be these pots.

Especially these 8 cell tray, long versions seems very promising.

https://www.proptek.com/trays/shrub-trays/008pifnd-8-cell-tray/240

https://www.proptek.com/dbfiles/products/286/008PIFF1_dummy_00PIFFN-008PIFFD_Datasheet_180416.pdf

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Re: Proptek Air Pruning pots
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2018, 02:53:35 PM »
Proptek Air Pruning pots  are pots used by many commercial nursery growers.   They are more efficient in utilizing bench space than Root Maker. Proptek Air Pruning pots should work fine.  Congratulations on your new venture, whishing you all the success.

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Re: Proptek Air Pruning pots
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2018, 03:44:41 PM »
Thank you very much Millet.

One of my concern is how close the trees are in a 8 pot tray. But I see that  they do fine together in nursery videos.

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Re: Proptek Air Pruning pots
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2018, 10:51:46 PM »
The 8 cell seedling trays provides enough room for a new seedling to grow to transplanting size.   You might be able to germinate your seed directly in the Proptek trays,  however this might give you a number of blanks, where a seed did not germinate.  Transplanting from the 8 cell seedling trays would insure a tree in every Propket cell.  However, transplanting would also raise your cost both in trays and labor.

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Re: Proptek Air Pruning pots
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2018, 01:38:30 AM »
Thank you Millet. I was wrong in terms and product names I think, sorry.

I will germinate seeds in 60 cell Rootmaker tray and transplant seedlings from Rootmaker to Proptek 12" deep pots as seen in the video below;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBzEUUtW_rQ

Because the Rootmakers will develop a strong root system, the chance of deformation of seedling roots while transplanting by workers, will be minimum.
Then in Proptek we can grow them to trees and bud them in those deep pots.

I just can't see in the video how they water the pots. I can't see in the video below neither;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XvCQDnFE3g

 

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