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Labeling Plants for Cross Pollination

2021-01-26T12:54:51+00:00

Do you ever find yourself improvising when it comes to labeling and tracking plant seedlings? When it’s time for pollination and crossbreeding, most likely you have your own tracking system in place. Imagine having a color coded system that is customized to your specific needs and improves workflow efficiency. At Paskal, we created an innovative greenhouse solution that is specifically designed for just that. With our patented design, Paskal Flower Markers are perfect for marking and labeling your plants, especially during the flowering and seedling stages. Let’s discover the ways in which your plants can benefit from Paskal’s Flower Markers and how you can implement them into your modern greenhouse setup to increase crop yield and profit gain.

It’s No Plant Left Behind with Paskal Flower Markers

As experienced gardeners, one of the advantages of working with a color coded system is that it is easy to understand and teach others. That being said, the added benefit of having a clearly defined system for everybody to follow leaves little room for error. With “no plant left behind”, so to say, our colorful Flower Markers help decrease the number of plants that are accidentally overlooked or missed simply because they blended in. With bright and colorful labels, it will be easy to track which sprouts deserve your immediate attention, saving time and energy. No need to strain the eyes or double-check when each separate flower is easy to identify and approach.

At Paskal, Each Day Is Assigned a Different Color

For example, if Monday is Yellow, then apply a yellow flower marker to each flower that is emasculated on Monday. When you return on Tuesday, there will be newly developed flowers to emasculate that should not be confused with yesterday’s. Assign Tuesday with a different color such as Green, Wednesday can be Blue, and so on and so forth. Create your weekly color code and as your plants grow taller over the weeks, it will be much easier to provide each flower with the same-day treatment that it needs in a timely manner. As opposed to improvising with bread twist-ties, flimsy tape, or pieces of yarn, try our modern greenhouse labeling techniques instead. Not only will you feel the immediate benefits, but you will also notice the long term value in time.

Flower Markers for Vegetables and Watermelons

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When it comes to marking and labeling other plants and vegetables like watermelons, peppers, cucumbers and tomatoes, Paskal Cherry Markers and Flower Markers are available in both soft and

hard versions, depending on your preference.

This cost effective system may also help to reduce the additional expenses on recurring lab tests in fertilization greenhouses, which can be quite costly. As for many of us growers, there comes a time when the male plants are indistinguishable from the females and therefore, labeling is a must in order to achieve successful fertilization results. Using different color tags or markers to identify the males apart from the females is one of the best ways for effectively controlling this process. Each marker is extremely lightweight weighing in at only 0.13 grams per unit and lasts up to one growing season.

Optimize Your Operation at Scale with Paskal

Whether you’re growing cherry tomatoes or cross breeding cannabis strains, there are a number of innovative uses for having a color coded system that works for you. Modern day greenhouses and the growers operating them continue to evolve with the times, making pivotal adjustments to their methods and techniques as new products enter the market. For many of us, we tend to hold tight to the proverbial saying, “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it,” – but there is a place and time for that saying and it’s not in the garden. As professional farmers who rely on the land, we leave nothing to chance by using the innovative tools and strategies. When it comes to upscaling your “crop-erations,” Paskal’s Flower Markers make for a useful farming accessory. seed production. Due to the increasing price of labor, in the traditional production countries, we are facing today also a lack of workers for hybridization. These factors make a tremendous impact on seed production.

Advantages of using Paskal Flower Markers

  • Flower Markers are successfully used in the production of Tomato, Pepper, Watermelon, Melon, Cucumber, and more
  • User friendly; quick and accurate placement
  • On-time pollination of all flowers
  • Better control over work process
  • Saves time identifying emasculated flowers
  • Up to seven different marker colors, one for each day
  • The marker does not harm the flower and stays on until harvested
  • Optimized yield per grower may result between 30-50% yield improvement
  • Paskal also offers special flower markers for Cherry tomatoes
  • Competitive pricing

With better control in the process, Paskal Flower Markers help to reduce between 30-50% of the labor costs and increase the production area per grower. Thanks to the color-coded system, our flower ring markers allow your team of growers to emasculate during the pollination stages in a faster and simpler way in comparison to traditional methods. Additionally, the purity level of the seeds is increased as a result of the controlled and organized pollination system. With little effort and little investment, modern greenhouses and growers can save a considerable amount of time by speeding up the workflow in order to achieve enhanced results in improved crop quality and production.

Made by Real People with Real Experience

Due to our ongoing loyalty to our partners and clients, Paskal has become an industry leader and powerhouse for helping smaller farms successfully grow and expand their operations at scale and with minimal growing pains. Headquartered in the Middle East where the region is extremely arid and unforgiving, you’ll find an oasis of farm lands and grow operations scattered about that Paskal is responsible for supporting. In such environments, large scale food production is crucial to the people living in the area. The products we develop and provide to the international farming community were made by real people with real farms and real experience. If you’re interested in how Paskal can help you save time and money with your greenhouse crops and growing methods, feel free to contact us and our experts will be happy to help.

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Labeling Plants for Cross Pollination2021-01-26T12:54:51+00:00

Paskal Modern Growing Methods

2021-01-26T12:57:42+00:00

Paskal is known as a leader in accessories for the horticulture industry and for supporting the growers with high performance and quality products like our vegetable clips. From the very beginning, our tiny clips play a BIG role – a role that will ultimately affect the overall strength (and health) of your crop’s success. Although Paskal’s growing methods are based on the grassroots of farming, our modern-day greenhouse solutions are simple and effective at assisting more growers and farmers to produce higher quality yields, season after season.

With years of experience in developing indoor greenhouse products for the industry, it is our mission to improve growing methods and enhance the overall crop environment. This is one of the main reasons why we take such great pride in our quality vegetable clips, which symbolize Paskal’s pivotal role in impacting the global farming community for stronger and healthier results. For all of the other reasons as to why we are so proud of our vegetable clips, here is our method and solutions for stronger and healthier plant growth with Paskal.

When and How to Use Vegetable Clips550kc-2

Our vegetable clips, tomato clips, and cucumber clips are specifically designed to support and protect plant stems while they grow. Since the weight of the plants will continue to increase as they grow taller and stronger, there is a big demand for reliable solutions that are easy to apply. That’s where Paskal’s vegetable clips come in handy as they are ultra-strong, lightweight and easy to use from the very start. Another added advantage to using Paskal’s signature vegetable clips is the fact that you can actually hear when each clip is “clicked” into its secure and locked position, hugging the stem. This allows the grower to continue the workflow without worrying about if the clip will fall.

To get started, simply grab the clip and place the trellising string or twine at the inner corner of the clip clasp – and then – close the clip to clamp it on to the string (approximately 30 cm from base). Lock the clip around the plant’s stem. The ideal, recommended distance between clips is about 20 cm below the leaf. Paskal vegetable clips come in a variety of sizes according to the type of crop you’re growing.

The Purpose for Using Vegetable Clips

Growing crops in a modern indoor trellising system presents a number of benefits to growers. Our vegetable clips and bio clips were designed to help keep your plants growing healthy and upward without falling. Since they are especially designed to ensure a strong gripping force, Paskal tomato clips significantly help reduce labor costs by connecting the plants to the trellising twine in a simple “click”, ensuring that the stem is well secured. Watch this video tutorial to see how they work.

Our clips offer a long-lasting hold that cannot be compared to traditional, “old-school” trellising techniques. With Paskal’s modern trellising methods and our biodegradable vegetable clips, you’ll wish you had converted much sooner on in the game. Considering the amount of plants that were lost due to stem damage and broken vines, using the right vegetable clips can make the difference between a poor yield and successful season.

Designed for Tomatoes, Cucumbers, & Peppers

What makes Paskal vegetable clips so special is the way they were designed to help cradle and protect the plant stems with a firm, long lasting hold. Ergonomics is another added benefit that comes built-in with the design of each tomato, pepper and cucumber clip – making it easier to grip, open and lock securely without harming the fingers. The sides of our clips are ribbed with slats where the fingers are placed for effective opening and closing. The rigid sides of the clips help the fingers grip the clips for improved working efficiency and speed, allowing growers to cover more ground area and spend less time fidgeting around.

Optimax – New generation of clips, oval shape, Biodegradable option
Optima Bio – Compostable biodegradable, made from bio-based plastic
Optima Clips – Polypropylene-Homopolymer, with Biodegradable option

Not only are Paskal clips ergonomically comfortable for us humans, but they were originally made for the plants. The same built-in rigid design that helps in gripping the sides of the clips has another, more important purpose behind its clever design… circulation! Plants need to have maximum access to as much fresh and healthy air as possible in order to reach their full potential. The slatted sides of Paskal’s vegetable clips work as ventilator shutters allowing clean air to flow through the clip and reach the plant without risk of suffocation or smothered air pathways. This unique design also prevents mildew and mold from growing in or around the tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers alike, facilitating even stronger and healthier plant growth.

The Intrinsic Value of Paskal Vegetable Clips

Quality is measured in a number of ways, starting from the materials used, to the design, function, durability, and of course, customer service. Regarding the more technical benefits of working with our quality vegetable clips, as previously mentioned, let’s analyze the long-term value and inherent quality that is gained in return from using Paskal’s greenhouse accessories. The smooth design and rounded inner edges of each clip enables growers to minimize plant injury and maximize yields. Although the immediate advantages of our clips provide a clear benefit that can be instantly felt, there are a number of additional intrinsic benefits that are also worth noting for future reference.

The Difference Is in the Details

What sets Paskal apart from the competition is the level of detail that goes into designing our greenhouse products. Whether it’s the “click” sound of our vegetables clips, or the oval-shaped structure that gently hugs the plant stem, each detail is designed to save you time and improve efficiency. When working with Paskal’s tools and accessories, it’s easy to see the long-term benefits of working smart and not hard, with innovative products that do more than just work, they perform.

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Paskal Modern Growing Methods2021-01-26T12:57:42+00:00

Modern Greenhouse Trellising Trends

2021-01-26T12:59:19+00:00

More and more growers are moving towards more efficient indoor growing trends and looking for convenient solutions that deliver a lot more in saving time, energy, and are good for the environment. With an increase in indoor greenhouse accessories and advanced growing solutions hitting the marketplace, Paskal’s trellising hooks for tomatoes and cucumbers are a great starting point since they don’t require any extra training and almost anyone can use them with a simple explanation. Not only are they easy to use, long-lasting, and affordable, but the daily work is quicker and more efficient, too.

Let’s discover which hook types work best for modern indoor greenhouse trellising.

The Turbo Hook & Tail Hook Systems

Elevated trellising systems are known to come in all shapes and sizes, but at Paskal, we like to keep things simple, especially when indoors. You’d be surprised at how much time a few innovative systems can save in hours of laborious work. For example, when it’s time for lowering your tomatoes and cucumbers, Paskal has some of the best, most reliable trellising hook systems that provide one control on leaning. Our all metal trellising hook systems are super easy to install and use. Both our Tail Hook and Turbo Hook systems are strong and made of top quality materials.

Not only that, but both the Turbo Hook and Tail Hook systems are known for having the fastest free-fall speeds for modern greenhouse trellising. With Turbo Hook, simply pull the twine with one hand and attach it to the lower part of the plant, or with Tail Hook, just lift one row of hooks all at once, and release the “8” shaped twine. For later lowering, and for both metal hooks, flip the hook over and re-hook it back on to the trellising cable at the desired height. This makes it easier to equally measure out the plant height evenly with each rotation while extending the twine down the row. Additionally, once repositioned on the trellising cable, there is zero slip-back thanks to the way it is designed. Each trellising hook can also be customized with the preferred twine of your choice, and allows for a combination of different colors in one box.

Turbo hook

The RollerHook Assembled or Dis-Assembled

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If you’re looking for comfort and precision with each plant’s lowering, the RollerHook is for you. Paskal was actually the original patent holder for the now popular RollerHook design which is a top favorite among growers thanks to its easy squeeze-release action, and anti-slide-locking design, and providing full control on leaning. Each spool offers up to 150 feet for the longer seasons and can be reordered at the end of season with your choice of twine, even bio-twine, and simply attach it to the metal part. Like the Turbo Hook and Tail Hook systems, the RollerHook helps reduce plant damage which is a common lowering issue.

Although the RollerHook comes fully assembled as a complete system, it is also available in separate individual parts so that it’s easier to refill spools and replenish the twine without having to re-order a whole new device. RollerHook spool can be also ordered in dual twine option for Cherry tomato crops, and so you can lower two plants at the same time and make your work even more efficient. In taller, elevated trellising systems with high wires or cables, you can rely on the RollerHook’s strong metal frame and unique hook design all season long. We recommend replacing the metal hook after a few seasons for optimal performance all year round.

Biodegradable Greenhouse Accessories

With years of experience in providing indoor growers with a modern and convenient way to customize their greenhouse setups, our biodegradable products continue to grow in popularity – and it is really no wonder why. The benefits of working with biodegradable materials tend to outweigh the cons more often than not and we here at Paskal believe in maximizing the preservation of resources and giving back to land that we love. Recognized for our high quality trellising strings and bio twines, each of which is an available option for use with the RollerHook, Tail Hook, and Turbo Hook in indoor greenhouse trellising systems.

In regards to the other trellising accessories like our modern greenhouse clips for vegetables, although Paskal offers tomato clips and cucumber clips that are also made from recycled plastics, our bio-clips are made from all compostable biodegradable materials. Simply clamp the tomato clips on to the trellising hook’s string at the base of the plant and secure the stem with the clip. By the way, Paskal’s vegetable trellising clips literally snap-lock into place with a “clicking” sound so that you can hear it when it’s properly secured. When it comes to modern greenhouse setups and trellising systems, from our innovative trellising hooks all the way down to our bio-twines and bio-clips, Paskal is proudly leading the trend.

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Innovative Bio-products for Horticulture

2021-01-26T13:00:19+00:00

Here’s what to look for when considering sustainable greenhouse products

The Modern Greenhouse

Today we have high tech, indoor greenhouses with everything you need to weather the stormy seasons, regardless of where you live.

One of the best things about horticulture today as opposed to 30 or 40 years ago is the groundbreaking advancements that have helped update the industry. There is a whole new breed of next-gen growers using drones and AI for who knows what next, but that’s a whole other topic. Sustainability has always been a big deal for farming and agriculture, and with more biodegradable and compostable made products flooding the market, we thought it would be a good idea to point out the difference between farming with “compostable” and “biodegradable” greenhouse solutions. Simply put, compostable products require assistance for breaking down, whereas biodegradable products are naturally broken down over time. This is especially important as more products enter the industry and as the global farming ecosystems continue to grow and evolve.

● Biodegradable products degrade into water, carbon dioxide and biomass. The degradation period depends on the surrounding conditions and climate.
● Compostable products are biodegradable products that degrade in about 12 weeks in a composting facility.

Actionable Sustainability

As part of the global trend, Paskal, a global leading greenhouse solutions provider, has been on a mission to find and supply new biodegradable raw materials as a replacement for the standard raw materials used in plastic production to enable more people to experience the growing trend.Also, in some countries, the stricter regulation for responsible plastic disposal has increased the cost for growers, forcing them to look for new bio-products as alternatives. As you probably know, Paskal takes great pride in our innovative biodegradable clips for tomatoes and cucumbers, bio arches and truss supports for tomatoes, and bio twine which are not only engineered to be eco-friendly and sustainable, but also strong and reliable. All Paskal products conform with the high quality standards needed from bio products to support healthy plant growth during a long season – something you can’t take for granted these days.

Bio Twine

Support a “Green” Environment

Our biodegradable tomato clips and trellising products are what we like to call “compostable bio-degradable” – meaning the raw material is not only biodegradable, but the materials that make our bio-products are actually sourced from renewable origins like corn. Vegetable farmers around the world rely on Paskal’s strong bio clips and products which are famous for helping greenhouse managers cut down on unnecessary waste and prevent pointless pollution – which is another way to help support a “green” environment. Depending on the application, some of the everyday products we use are best in a biodegradable form, where others are best applied in a compostable state. Our bio-clips are OK Compost certified by Vincotte of the European Union, and BPI in North America – making them a sustainable solution for large outdoor crops and indoor greenhouses alike. Sustainability requires taking action and understanding your farm.

Caring for Your Soil Health

More growers are working with biodegradable and compostable materials to help improve soil health , especially when it comes to trellising twine and crop strings which can be messy. Our biodegradable bio twine helps relieve farm staff from having to work even harder since they can be naturally broken down back into the ground over time without harming the environment. Aside from our compostable clips and biodegradable twine, Paskal’s innovative bio arches / truss supports for supporting tomato growth are both great for protecting the tomato stems, as well as the environment. Choosing the right materials for your farm all depends on the application and the environment. There are countless configurations out there that can either help or harm your farm and the soil health, so be sure and do your homework when shopping around.

When to Avoid Biodegradable and Compostable

As tempting as it may be to claim 100% sustainability, the reality of the matter is that it’s just not sustainable. Yes, sustainability makes sense, but not always. There will always be a need for “temporary” crop gear like tarps, nets and stakes that will ultimately need replacing over time. Even combined products like our Roller Hook system (metal part and spool with twine) will need replacing every few seasons or so. It is still considered to be sustainable since the metal part can last for many years and the spool can be used for at least 2-3 years. In addition, the Roller Hook is made with high quality materials like lightweight steel and strong iron hooks to ensure high speed performance for both single and double twine spools – how’s that for sustainability?

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Innovative Bio-products for Horticulture2021-01-26T13:00:19+00:00
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