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Plug and Tray Update

Now producing all 144 and 126 cutting raised product in glue plugs 

Young Plant Trays

The ultimate plant quality assured with Earley’s glue plugs.

Designed to meet the needs of today's professional growers, Earley ensures the optimum combination of plant quality and value for production by providing all 144 and 126 cutting raised product in glue plugs.

Easier to transplant - As the plug compost is glued together it holds well, even with minimal roots. Less root disturbance results in less damage and consequently there is less chance of disease infection. 
Quicker to root - To aid easy transplanting, the plug plants do not need as much root around the plug. Therefore, the roots they have are younger and less spiralled, which means they root out into the potting compost faster.
Glue plugs help to improve the overall product quality and consistency, even the slower rooting products.

Tray formats designed to work for you

Earley’s tray formats deliver handling efficiency and cost-effectiveness
Earley Ornamentals plug plant production focuses on tray formats which are fully compatible with transplanting machines, and facilitate the production of leading quality product that can be handled in an efficient and cost-effective way.

The Earley 480 tray - for ultimate cell volume
Earley 480 tray
Offering one of the best cell volumes in the market, our 480 tray has a cell volume of 4.1cc and is designed to ensure the optimum combination of plant quality and value for seed raised production. Air holes between the cells help to keep the plugs compact and disease free.
The Earley 360 tray - quicker crop to market and larger young plant
Earley 360 tray
For growers looking for the option of a larger young plant, the Earley 360 tray offers shorter production times, lower production costs and a quicker crop to market with the 360 tray offering a larger cell volume of 6cc.  
The Earley 144 tray - for Earley’s basket and patio range
Earley 144 tray
Earley's rooted cuttings major on a 144 glue plug tray. This tray boasts a larger 20cc cell volume, which, when combined with a self-binding compost, offers leading quality product that can be machine or hand transplanted easily. The self-binding compost ensures minimal transplanting damage and fast establishment, for a uniform high quality crop.
The Earley 126 tray – significant for spring production
Earley 126 tray
Particularly significant during spring production, Earley’s 126 tray is used for all the tuberous begonia production and cutting raised petunia.

HerkuPlast and the environment

Manufactured by our supplier, HerkuPlast, HerkuPlast trays have contributed to sustainable growing since 1972.

The polystyrene used comes from first class recycled sources. This recycled material benefits from the best UV-treatment so it can withstand the negative effects of light. The trays can be used for as long as possible and, when finished with, offer a high recycle value.

HerkuPlast also takes a green energy approach - one of the easiest and quickest ways to reduce its carbon footprint – using renewable energy that is clean, safe and inexhaustible.

The company’s factory roofs and warehouses have been equipped with solar panels that supply the energy needed to produce all of the trays.

Waste heat generated from the tray manufacturing process is harnessed and used to heat its factory, warehouses and offices.

Tray Size Volume (cc) Depth (mm) Diameter (mm) Rows Tray Size (mm) Usage/Tray Fill
Seed Raised
480 4.1 24 16.1 16×30 540×300 Bedding plants, loose fill. Geranium, glue plug
360 5.4 26 18 15×24 520×310 Bedding plants, loose fill. Geranium/ Cyclamen, glue plug
240 7.5 30 20 12×20 490×290 Vegetables, loose fill
144 21 35 30 9x16 530x 310 Bedding plants, loose fill. Geranium, glue plug
144 25 45 30 9×16 530×310 Cordyline, loose fill
126 20 40 29 9×14 530×300 Begonia tuberosa, loose fill
104 30 45 35 8×13 525×305 Cyclamen, loose fill
Cutting Raised
144 21 35 30 9×16 530×310 Basket and patio plants, glue plug or loose fill
104 30 45 35 8x13 525x305 Autumn Patio, Chrysanthemum, loose fill
104 19 35 24 8x13 520x300 Dianthus, glue plug
104 21 40 26 8x13 - Marguerite, paper pot
102 20 45 27 6x17 547x250 Fuchsia, loose fill
100 45 40 38 Boxed - Pelargonium, paper pot
100 28 35 32 5x20 540x315 Helichrysum, Scaevola, paper pot
84 40 42 35 7x12 - Geranium, paper pot
84 34 35 35 7x12 515x315 Dahlia, SunPatiens, Senetti
84 38.5 40 35 7x12 - Osteospermum, paper pot
60 25 35 30 6x10 520x300 Dianthus, glue plug
51 90 53 51 6x8/9 525x305 Hedera
50 72 40 48 5x10 540x315 Dahlia, Gazania, paper pot

All of our high quality plants are produced to meet the needs of today's 
professional growers 

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