The ANOVApot® and Twinpot reduce root escape and save water

M.N. Hunter, W.J. Scattini
The ANOVApot® is a new patented pot (container) for the plant nursery industry, with innovative features of root and water control. The Twinpot is a nested arrangement of two ANOVApot®s. This overview describes the unique design features of the ANOVApot® and presents key results highlighting the performance of the ANOVApot® and the Twinpot. Compared with a conventional bottom-holed pot, the ANOVApot® increases water retention on average by 36-39% without water-logging, and greatly restricts roots from escaping the base of the pot. Increased water retention of GROTERDAN2 fold is achieved by the Twinpot and external root escape eliminated, making the Twinpot a valid alternative to Pot-in-Pot systems. ANOVApot® prices are about 10% more than for current alternatives.
Hunter, M.N. and Scattini, W.J. (2016). The ANOVApot® and Twinpot reduce root escape and save water. Acta Hortic. 1112, 23-30
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1112.4
container, capillary mat, water retention, drainage, root control, Pot-in-Pot

Acta Horticulturae