BioStrate®: A Microgreen Propagation Felt
BioStrate is designed for microgreen, salad green and wheatgrass production.
This lightweight biobased textile absorbs and retains water while providing an inert environment for dense healthy root development. BioStrate 185gsm is compostable*(see bottom of page for details). However, it will maintain its structural integrity for the life of your product and won’t clog filters. Custom widths are available. Contact us to discuss your specific crop needs.
Directions for Use
- Moisten BioStrate® Felt with mist or a quick dip in a water bath. Let excess water drain.
- Sprinkle seeds to the desired density, then mist. BioStrate can support tightly packed seedlings.
- Place in germinating area for 48 hours or as needed.
- BioStrate performs best when not overwatered. The amount of water will vary depending on the system used. The felt should be kept moist, not saturated. Water level should not be higher than the top of the medium. If water pools in the felt, reduce water.
Benefits for Plants
- Holds the optimal amount of water
- Roots are stabilized
- pH balanced
Benefits for Growers
- Ready to plant, no pre-treatment required
- Custom widths available
- Easy to use
Weight: 185 gsm | Thickness .14″ (3.5mm)
|Product||Item Number||Units Per Case||Cases Per Pallet|
|Roll||185 GSM-4″ X 120′||9||18|
|Roll||185 GSM-9″ X 120′||4||18|
|Roll||185 GSM-10″ X 120′||3||18|
|Sheet||185 GSM-9.5″ X 19.5″||300||16|
BioStrate is manufactured in Maine, USA. The technology for its design was developed in-house with the support of USDA funding. Quick Plug North America has taken our product development one step further and had BioStrate FeltTM 3rd-party tested and internationally certified for biobased content. BioStrate 185gsm is certified compostable in an industrial setting in both the U.S. and Europe.
*This product meets ASTM D6400 and is intended to be composted in a commercial composting facility operated in accordance with best management practices. These do not exist in many communities. Visit www.findacomposter.com to see if such a facility exists in your community. Not suitable for backyard composting.