How to boost your hydroponics with the growcoon

Pur­p­le is the new green:
Grow­coon for hydro­po­nic cul­ti­va­ti­on systems

Enhan­cing cultivation

As the use of hydro­po­nic sys­tems has incre­a­sed con­si­der­ab­ly in recent years, gro­wers are loo­king for addi­tio­nal solu­ti­ons that will fur­ther impro­ve plant cul­ti­va­ti­on in water.

The Grow­coon is now the must-have sys­tem for hydro­po­nic cul­ti­va­ti­on pro­ces­ses. Yiel­ding nume­rous bene­fits, it speeds up the cul­ti­va­ti­on of high qua­li­ty plants.

Press pot or plug

When working with a hydro­po­nic sys­tem, young plants are requi­red that have been rai­sed eit­her in a press pot or in a plug tray. Gene­ral­ly, plugs are stron­gly favou­red, main­ly becau­se more gro­wing media are nee­ded for press pots than for plugs which need only be fil­led loosely.

No limits

The Grow­coon com­bi­nes the sta­ble open net struc­tu­re of a con­ven­tio­nal mesh pot with a loo­se­ly fil­led, non-com­pac­ted sub­stra­te. This results in a per­fect root envi­ron­ment for young plants and leads to fas­ter growth – in some cases shor­tening gro­wing time by up to three days.

The­re are no limi­ta­ti­ons that com­pro­mi­se root growth; no plastics have to be cut off, and the sys­tem water has no impai­ring effects, becau­se the Grow­coon does not absorb liquids. The Grow­coon, inclu­ding the plant’s root ball, can be dis­po­sed of as green was­te, or be deli­ve­r­ed tog­e­ther with the plant to customers.

Immedia­te impro­ve­ments for hydroponics

Bet­ter root development

  • Fast and unhin­de­red roo­ting through
    the open net structure
  • The open net struc­tu­re allows a hig­her oxygen
    exchan­ge sti­mu­la­ting a strong root growth

High fle­xi­bi­li­ty

  • App­li­ca­ble in both Deep Floa­ting Sys­tem (DFS) and Nut­ri­ent Film Tech­ni­que (NFT)
  • Various sizes avail­ab­le to fit in any hydro­po­nic system

Impres­si­ve efficiency

  • Easy hand­ling with auto­ma­tic dis­pen­ser system
  • Opti­mal plug sta­bi­li­ty for auto­ma­tic plan­ting and spacing<

Top plant quality

  • Shor­ter cul­ti­va­ti­on cycles
  • High­ly uni­form plant growth
  • Bet­ter estab­lish­ment of young plants after trans­fer­ring into the hydro­po­nic system

High sta­bi­li­ty

  • Per­fect­ly sta­ble plugs under wet gro­wing conditions
  • No con­ta­mi­na­ti­on of the sys­tem water by the loo­se­ly fil­led substrate

Appro­ved for orga­nic growing

  • Based on bio­de­grad­able polymers
  • No harm­ful residues
  • No pol­lu­ti­on of crops with harm­ful substances
  • Safe for plants, humans and environment
  • SKAL lis­ted, com­plies with the EU regu­la­ti­on for orga­nic cultivation

Nume­rous bene­fits with the Growcoon

  • Shor­ter gro­wing cycles
  • Robust plants
  • Hig­her root ball stability
  • Lower fail­u­re rates – espe­cial­ly with sen­si­ti­ve seedlings
  • Com­pact and solid root ball
  • Fast root growth
  • Pro­li­fe­ra­ti­on of hai­ry roots
  • Easy sti­cking of cut­tings due to loo­se­ly fil­led substrate
  • Fits per­fect­ly into trays due to con­sis­tent dimensions
  • Easy to remo­ve from the tray
  • Easy selec­tion and re-gap­ping for a quick dis­patching process
  • No dama­ge of root balls or roots during transplanting
  • Com­pact­ly stackable
  • Lar­ge num­ber of Grow­coons per box / pallet
  • Effi­ci­ent trans­port facilitated
  • Desi­gned to fit per­fect­ly into the tray cells
  • The coni­cal shape allows an extra oxy­gen buf­fer bet­ween Grow­coon and tray cell
  • Open net structure
  • Use of loo­se­ly fil­led substrate

Sys­te­ma­tic solu­ti­ons with the Growcoon

What is Growcoon

Grow­coon is a bio­de­grad­able plug with a sta­ble but fle­xi­ble open net struc­tu­re. The Grow­coon forms a sta­ble root ball when used in com­bi­na­ti­on with a high-qua­li­ty seed­ling substrate.

Effec­ti­ve growing

Grow­coon is the opti­mal sys­tem for all types of pro­pa­ga­ti­on methods. It pro­ves to be par­ti­cu­lar­ly effec­ti­ve in sowing, roo­ting of cut­tings, graf­ting and gro­wing-on of young plants from tis­sue cul­tu­re as well as in ver­ti­cal far­ming and hydro­po­nic systems.

Many sizes

The Grow­coon is avail­ab­le in many dif­fe­rent stan­dard sizes and sui­ta­ble for all com­mon tray sizes. In addi­ti­on, the­re is a spe­cial Grow­coon ran­ge for hydro­po­nics. So the Grow­coon can be used in all estab­lis­hed pro­pa­ga­ti­on sys­tems and with dif­fe­rent trays. Moreo­ver, spe­cial sizes can be pro­du­ced on request.

Spe­cial dispenser

A dis­pen­ser spe­cial­ly desi­gned for the Grow­coon is offe­red by the Dut­ch com­pa­ny Maan Engi­nee­ring. The dis­pen­ser is loca­ted upstream from the tray-fil­ling machi­ne and pla­ces the Grow­coons auto­ma­ti­cal­ly in trays. Alter­na­tively, this can be done manu­al­ly as well.

Grow­coons are deli­ve­r­ed com­pact­ly sta­cked in boxes. The dis­pen­ser de-stacks the Grow­coons auto­ma­ti­cal­ly and pla­ces a full row of Grow­coons along the width of the tray.

Advan­ta­ges of the dispenser:

  • Auto­ma­ted de-stacking and pla­cing of Grow­coons in the tray
  • Desi­gned for dif­fe­rent sizes of Grow­coons thanks to the inter­ch­an­ge­ab­le dis­pen­ser unit
  • Simp­le operation
  • The dis­pen­ser can be inclu­ded easi­ly in your tray fil­ling line
  • High capa­ci­ty, bet­ween 10,000 and 50,000 Grow­coons per hour

Com­bi­ned excellence:
Gro­wing Media and Growcoon

Ope­ning up a new era

More and more gro­wers are swit­ching to hydro­po­nics for cul­ti­vat­ing various vege­ta­ble crops, a trend cau­sed by an incre­a­sing demand for safe food and resi­due-free cul­ti­va­ti­on. Cur­r­ent­ly, hydro­po­nic sys­tems are main­ly used for gro­wing leafy vege­ta­bles and herbs, but app­li­ca­ti­ons for other vege­ta­bles, for cut flowers and other crops are also being inves­ti­ga­ted intensively.

Spe­cial substrates for hydroponics

Klasmann-Deilmann is the world’s lea­ding pro­du­cer of gro­wing media for com­mer­cial hor­ti­cul­tu­re. Based on our expe­ri­ence with all kinds of cul­ti­va­ti­on sys­tems, our wide sub­stra­te ran­ge offers tailor-made solu­ti­ons for the use of Grow­coon in hydro­po­nics. All substrates haven pro­ven them­sel­ves for the cul­ti­va­ti­on of vege­ta­ble young plants, leafy vege­ta­bles, herbs and many other crops.