INDUSTRIAL TRANSPLANT-PRODUCTION FOR VEGETABLE PROCESSING BY THE CULTOPLANT-SYSTEM

E. Fölster
Developments in the industrial production of vegetable transplants in recent years have been significant as for example the advent of semi-automatic or automatic machinery for transplanting.

The Cultoplant-system creates good conditions for an industrial transplant-production because of a reduced substrate usage, the need of a relatively small area for cultivation and a low weight for transportation. It is possible to get a high number of seeded plugs in a very short time and so a lot of transplants of the similar size.

However, the small volume of the individual plugs made it necessary to change the methods of normal transplant-raising. The main factors to be taken into consideration were the optimal water and nutrient supply, the root-development of the seedlings, the plant spacing during the raising and the optimum plant size for transplanting. Ways for an optimal usage by the different kinds of transplants are demonstrated.

Fölster, E. (1988). INDUSTRIAL TRANSPLANT-PRODUCTION FOR VEGETABLE PROCESSING BY THE CULTOPLANT-SYSTEM. Acta Hortic. 220, 197-202
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.220.26
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1988.220.26

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