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Artigo Ellegaard

Ellepot is already a reality in forestry propagation in Brazil

Ellegaard Company Presentation Ellegaard A / S is an international company with headquarters in Denmark, with subsidiaries in the Netherlands, USA and offices in Brazil and Uruguay with customers in over 55 countries. In addition to propagation of forestry trees, the system Ellepot is used for propagation of flowers, coffee, wine, watermelon, olives, etc...

What is Ellepot?     The Ellepot is made of a degradable paper, FSC certified and filled with your choice of substrate. The system facilitates for a perfect lateral root penetration thus allowing reaching the natural architecture of the young plant.

Tecnoplanta Company Presentation Tecnoplanta Florestal is a company specialized in the production of forestry young plants of different species, a work with great dedication and technology offering young plant with total health and high genetic pattern. Located in the city of Barra do Ribeiro - RS, The nursery has about 20 hectares, currently producing young plants of native species, ornamental trees, eucalyptus, pine, acacia, kiwi and other species on request. The current capacity is 80,000,000 young plants per year.

Tecnoplanta looked for Ellepot thecnology      Concerned on continuous improvement, innovation and continuous updating of the techniques of young plant production and forest, as in following the new environmental demands that the market and society have been demanding Tecnoplanta, after 6 years of testing, took the decision to purchase the system Ellepot buying a fully automatic machine from the company Ellegaard AS, being the pioneer in South America in the forestry sector with the technology Ellepot. In 2009, Tecnopanta launched the system of production of young plants in degradable packaging, Ellepots. “In addition to the natural ecological benefits, the system Ellepot provides practical benefits very relevant: the young plants can be planted now without removing the packing and it does not have costs of returning back the plastics container to Tecnoplanta”. Says Tecnoplanta. The Ellepot promotes the exchange of air that the plastic does not. Better exchange of air means a stronger growth of roots and a healthier plant. The exchange also promotes air pruning of roots. This technique prevents the confinement of the roots, ensuring that they are closest to its natural setting and with greater volume. “Consequently, they have more capacity to retain water and nutrients; they are young plants of highest level”. ConcludesTecnoplanta.

Partnership Ellegaard and Tecnoplanta In 2010 the companies Tecnoplanta and Ellegaard had firmed a partneship with the objective of expanding the Ellepot system in South America. As the technique in the forest sector is recent, Ellegaard signed a partnership to provide technical support for companies that are implementing the system. The companies may visit Tecnoplanta so they know in practice how the system works . In this way, Tecnoplanta became the Technological Research Center and divulgation of the Ellepot system with Ellegaard. Results

The main results that were achieved in Tecnoplanta in partnership with Ellegaard had several advantages of the Ellepot comparing to plastic container: 33 % reduction of root deformation such as intertwined roots and roots with negative geotropism; Increase of 20% of the diameter of the stalk of the young plants;

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On average a gain of 35% of young plant height; In relation to the ultimate survival of the young plants a gain of 3 - 5%; Increase of 350% in the volume of secondary roots.               .

Young plant 60 days

Young plant on the clonal garden 27 days Ellepot   X Plastic container

 

Analysis of Cost - Benefit After several tests and measurements during these 6 years the company Tecnoplanta concluded that the degradable packing Ellepot is competitive on the costs of production of young plants in relation to the traditional packaging of plastic container. Advantages: No need to remove the packing to send to the field; No losses when unpacking the young plants out of the plastic container; Elimination of collection and return of the plastic container from the field to the nursery; Elimination of cleaning activities with the plastic containers; Elimination of the activity to place the plastic container on the trays; Elimination of sterilization of the packings; Elimination of the effluent from the cleaning and sterilization of the packings; Less storage place for the packings; Do not occurs losses of plastic container on the field.

With all the items described above it is clear that the advantages of the degradable packings Ellepot are very significant the young plants produced on Ellepots are superior than the young plants grown in plastic container and today the use of Ellepot is already a commercial reality bringing a diverse economic benefits for the producer.

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Artigo Ellegaard Contact young plants:

Osmar Rosa - osmar@tecnoplanta.com.br - (51) 3482 - 1226

Contact machines:

Paolla da Mota – paolla@ellepot.dk - (19) 9208-7886 / (19) 3119 -2620

   

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