AutoStix: the system
Visser developed a revolutionary system to automate the process of the sticking of cuttings: Autostix. Together with one of the biggest cutting producers in the world, Visser developed a system which can create great efficiency in your nursery. The system consists of a newly developed patented transplanter and a compatible special patented strip and tray that complete the system and create a turnkey concept. Autostix is based on the newly developed Visser Strip. The cuttings that are being harvested from the mother stock, can directly be sticked in the Autostix.
Autostix is a biodegradable product. The strip has been designed to enhance and guide the development of the root system. The strip can hold cuttings with different stem diameters, yet still positions the stems firmly without damaging the soft tissue. The strip is available in two types: one strip can hold 51 cuttings and the other can hold 34 cuttings. The system works best on 102 counts (either 51×2=102 or 34×3=102).
The cuttings can be shipped at a high density, yet still providing an air space for each individual stem, due to the design of the strip. This enhances quality in the process. The cuttings can be shipped efficiently to the nursery that will further process the cuttings to grow them.