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Ellepots by A.M.A. now even ‘greener’


February 4, 2016
By Dave Harrison

Feb. 4, 2016 – Ellepots by A.M.A. are long known to be a sustainable rooting media solution for plant propagators. And now there is an even “greener” Ellepot by A.M.A.

Denmark’s Ellegaard A/S, our paper supplier, has produced a hydroponic paper certified by Washington State Department of Agriculture as complying with the USDA National Organics Standards as a Crop Production Aid for use in Organic Agriculture.

In addition, this paper carries the European DIN CERTCO compostability certification.

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This paper is suited to greenhouse production only with respect to organic certification, but it is a big step forward for greenhouse vegetable growers in particular.

Ellepots by A.M.A. can be produced with an organic mix certified by Quebec Vrai. Growers should have this information reviewed by their own certifier to ensure organic standards compliance.

Ellegaard’s newly certified hydroponic paper allows a crop to be disposed of at the end of the production cycle along with the Ellepot in a composting facility (one Ellepot used for the seedling and perhaps a larger one as a block in place of a typical cube).

And if the grower uses A.M.A.’s compostable twine and tomato clips, all of it – vines, twine, clips and Ellepot and perhaps the unsheathed substrate slabs as well – can be composted. This is a step forward in sustainability with efficient, organic production possible for tomato, cucumber, pepper, eggplant and leafy vegetable growers, from start to finish.

It brings new opportunities as well, to any organic grower, including the expanding strawberry and medicinal marijuana industries.

For more information – 800-338-1136, or ama@amaplas.com.


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