This is the principle aim of every forest nursery manager – growing root crops. The number one quality criteria for forest seedlings.
Sweden is unanimous for its forests. And BCC has been part of this heritage for the past 35 years. We understand the importance of growing seedlings with top quality root systems.
Our equipment and growing containers designs have been based on this basic principle.
This all led to the development of the AirBlockTM and AirCellTM growing concepts in the early 1990’s. The growing system focuses on the active guiding and lateral development of root systems in forest seedlings. The open design in combination with elevated growing frames and benches ensures that optimal air pruning is achieved. This system was adopted by growers around the world including Scandinavia and South East Asia. Still today many of our customers grow top quality forest seedlings in these growing systems.
With the advent and introduction of degradable paper growing solutions, it was a natural process for us to incorporate the same design principles into our FiberCell holders. Ultimately it is the design of the holder that will determine the development and structure of the forest seedling’s root system.
Our FiberCell96 holder is a good example of where the AirBlock technology was incorporated into its design. The FiberCell96 holder is the ultimate paper holder when it comes to optimal root development, minimal root deformation, ventilation, air-pruning (vertical and horizontal) and bottom drainage. Introduced in 2016, it has now become the industry standard in South East Asia for the propagation of paper-based forest cuttings and seedlings.
When you purchase a FiberCell holder, it comes with decades of experience in forest seedling propagation incorporated in its design.
We understand how to design trays for forestry, in order to grow root crops, successfully.