Israeli novelty prevents weeds in container grown plants

    A Belgian nursery experienced a new product from Israel to prevent weed control in container grown plants.

    Laurica Plants in Jabbeke, one of the biggest nurseries in Europe producing Laurus nobilis in different pot and container sizes, tried to use several cover materials for weed control, such as bark, but according to Elie Devisch from the Belgian family run business without good results.

    Laurica Plants got in touch with a new product from Israelic company FrizWeed, called FrizDisc: the product is made of recycled material and prevents light to breakthrough, so weeds are not able to germinate in the pots.

    Absorbs water to 300% of its weight

    According to FrizWeed the FrizDisc can also absorb water to a maximum of 300% of its weight. That should keep the pots moist for a certain time of period, of course depending of the growth and climate. FrizWeed can produce the FrizDisc in any form, size and colour.

    Last year Laurica Plants have tested the product for the first time. „The results were very good throughout that first season”, says Devisch. „That is why we are going to use the weed control product on a bigger scale.”

    Picture: Laurica Plants

    Since 2000 Arno Engels has been editor of De Boomkwekerij, Dutch magazine for hardy nursery stock. Since 2018 he is also Floribusiness editor. He was brought up connecting with horticulture, studied horticulture and worked at several nurseries in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and New Zealand.
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