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More than 50 years of research have gone into the RootMaker root-pruning system.

February 6, 2020

RootMaker® containers are unique, patented root-pruning containers resulting from more than 50 years of research by Dr. Carl Whitcomb. The RootMaker® System is the most thoroughly researched root-pruning system on the market and is designed to create fibrous, non-circling root systems, both horizontally and vertically, at all phases of production to equip plants for transplanting success. Our containers are not simply root packaging. They are production tools designed to create superior plants.

At RootMaker®, we want to help our customers reach their production goals. Each customer, each geographical location, each type of plant has different needs. For example, the RootTrapper® container success story stems from the increasing need for a container that helps conserve water. Today, thanks to customer requests and continued testing of root system manipulation, we have a wide range of products that create superior plants.

Whether a customer is just starting out or has been using our containers for years, we want to be sure that they are using the best containers to suit their needs in order to provide superior performance and production. We often hear from customers expressing their appreciation about the quality of our products and the service that we provide. Connor Shaw with Possibility Place Nursery in Monee, Ill. says “I have used RootMaker® products from seedling to finish product for 30 years. These containers not only root prune, but also prevent roots from circling”.

RootMaker® technology utilizes the three methods developed and refined by Dr. Whitcomb: Air-root-pruning; Root-tip-trapping; and Constriction pruning. These methods are used in combination starting at propagation and continued to grow a finished plant, producing a root system that is RootMaker® Strong and equipped to thrive.

The fibrous root system increases absorption of water and nutrients which increases top growth, stem diameter, and flowers. The success of the plant is determined by how well it can use the available energy. The more energy, the stronger and more efficient the plant. Recognized as the leader of root pruning technology, helping nurseries around the world reach their growing potential, we are changing the way plants are grown.

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