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With focus on both environment and finance, the price efficient Ellepot is your guarantee for safety and reliability when growing with paper pots. Certified Ellepot Papers pose no harm to the environment, and the paper pots will decompose in the soil when planted directly in the field. The cost of Ellepot Paper is a wise investment, as the system presents a very high plant success rate.
With no plastic pots or poly bags to remove or pick up, Ellepots are designed for easy plant-out. Revealing a substantial time-saving element, Ellepot growers report up to 40% faster planting.
Ellepot's dedication to reducing plastic in the horticultural industry is exemplified by a remarkable case where one of their clients achieved an 18.4-ton annual reduction in plastic usage. This achievement has earned Ellepot a well-deserved place as the winner in the 'Best Sustainability Initiative' category. It underscores the company's commitment to environmentally conscious practices and its significant impact on reducing plastic waste within the industry.
With Ellepots, you will experience faster and healthier root development due to the vital air space needed for successful rooting, which is the main design feature in both Ellepot Trays and Air Trays. Our tray air-pruning technologies allow growers to easily handle the propagated plants at all stages of growth, while the air-pruned roots and Ellepot Paper diminishes transplant shock when the plants are transplanted. Ellepot saves you time and money every step of the way, from production to the final sale.
With Ellepots, you will experience faster and healthier root development due to the vital air space needed for successful rooting, which is the main design feature in both Ellepot Trays and Air Trays®. Our tray air-pruning technologies allow growers to easily handle the propagated plants at all stages of growth, while the air-pruned roots and Ellepot Paper diminishes transplant shock when the plants are transplanted.
Plastic or poly bags are widely used for conventional propagation, but often cause a high need for manual labour, poor root development, and issues with handling and waste management. Replacing a poly bag with degradable Ellepot Paper means growing with less growing media per plant, healthier plants with fibrous root systems, easy plant-out with reduced or even no transplant shock. Plant roots will penetrate the Ellepot Paper and air-prune, promoting extra root growth in the plant. In terms of irrigation, the rule of thumb when going from poly bags to Ellepot Paper is to water twice as often and half as much. Plants in Ellepots take up water from all sides of their pots, providing optimized water uptake and improved wet/dry cycles.
Glue pots are known to be a very expensive propagation method. By changing to your own on-site production of Ellepots, you can save up to 50% of your production costs. Moreover, the flexibility of the Ellepot System will grant you full control over your production, water management, choice of growing media, and type of propagation paper. All vital elements to create viable, uniform young plants with high survival rates.
Substituting conventional plastic tubes with Ellepots will dramatically change your business from day one. Due to the Ellepot’s air pruning abilities in Ellepot Trays or Air Trays®, you will experience up to 30% faster crop timing, as well as a significant increase in number of secondary roots.
In the field, studies have shown that our degradable Ellepot is quicker to plant out, as there is no removal from containers. This also means that survival rates and establishment in the field is higher, as removal from containers often cause trauma and transplant shock. Finally, there are no plastic containers to take back to the nursery, no investment in containers, no cleaning, and stocking of them either.