Oasis Grower Solutions introduces new propagation media
Oasis Grower Solutions has introduced OASIS RhizoPlug Sheet precision propagation media, a new engineered foam growing media designed especially for precision vegetative propagation.
Inspired by the legacy popularity of OASIS Rootcubes and the needs of CEA cultivators, the OGS research and development team’s new generation of engineered foam propagation substrate outperforms its predecessor in the OGS line. In developing the new sheet propagation media, the team decreased the foam substrate’s density and resistance to facilitate easy, breakage-free sticking of clones, while refining and improving the media’s cell structure and capillary action.
Vijay Rapaka, Ph.D., director of global grower operations and research for Oasis Grower Solutions and lead scientist on the team, shared the focus behind the new precision propagation media.
“We listened when growers asked for a product to minimize sticking issues, maximize tip contact and support vigorous rooting,” Rapaka said. “We created OASIS RhizoPlug in response to those needs, so cuttings can express their full rooting potential and our customers can succeed.”
Following research with the new media, Allison Justice, Ph.D., founder and CEO of The Hemp Mine, noted that OASIS RhizoPlug Sheets significantly improved the rooting performance of shoot tip hemp cuttings compared to the preceding generation of media.
“Across replicates, we noticed faster establishment and root formation of the cuttings in OASIS RhizoPlug Sheet growing media,” Justice said.
OASIS RhizoPlug Sheets provide propagators with a substrate for vegetative propagation of a wide variety of crops, from industrial hemp clones to floriculture and culinary herb cuttings. Designed for easy use and handling in manual growing operations, OASIS RhizoPlug Sheets come pre-dibbled with an improved universal star that maximizes clone tip contact, regardless of caliper. For more information, visit oasisgrowersolutions.com.