NATIONAL SEMINAR ON FERTIGATION held on 15th Sept 2017 at Vadodara, Gujarat

Use of Plastics in Nursery

Indian nurseries have been using plastics in the form of soil solarisation, nursery bags, protrays, plug trays, crates, hanging baskets, sprayers, mini & micro sprinklers, drip irrigation system with foggers & misters, low tunnel, shadenet house, greenhouse etc to develop quality seedlings, saplings, hardening of tissue culture plants and grafts. Today nurseries have been registered both in private and public d oma i n s i n c l u d i n g v a r i o u s agricultural universities, research and training institutes.

Advantages
  • Use of plastics media helps to produce quality seedlings, grafts and plants.
  • Better & early germination with less mortality.
  • Enable round the year nursery of different crops.
  • Helps to raise early & healthy saplings for off-season crops.
  • Easy to handle, store, transplant and transport.
  • Reduces labour costs.
  • Intensity of sunlight.