AGRIMAT - Magen`s root zone heating system for greenhouses
Heating the root zone in greenhouses is a production method that focuses on an optimal temperature for the roots, the benefits are many and the energy savings are proven. Studies have shown that the temperature of the root zone is more critical for crop growth than for leaves.
What are the benefits of AGRIMAT?
If you ask the experts in the field they will tell you three significant benefits:
Faster growth, better quality crop and energy savings.
The highlight is that there is actually no need to heat the entire greenhouse. Hot air systems are usually easier and cheaper to install and operate but have more difficulty distributing heat evenly.
Greenhouses must optimize crop growth and energy consumption by letting in sunlight during the day, maintaining as much heat as possible in cold weather, and providing sufficient ventilation to prevent excessive temperature and humidity.
If an optimal temperature is maintained in the root area the air temperature in the greenhouse can be lowered significantly, reducing the heat loss outwards and the energy consumption.
Magen's AGRIMAT system is a perfect solution for greenhouses.
Growers can save a lot of money by using the temperature at the right greenhouse point - exactly where the plants grow. This is the efficient and correct way to reduce energy consumption. When the biggest advantage of using a heating system in the root zone is the high uniformity of heat distribution which is usually not the case in traditional greenhouse heating.
AGRIMAT - A root zone heating system for greenhouses
AGRIMAT is a sleek Polypropylene panel, comprising of numerous tubes seamlessly joined together by Magen's patented Over-Molding unique injection technology.
AGRIMAT is a heat exchanger, specifically modified to adapt to rough environmental conditions.
A warm growing medium is essential for the enhanced growth and maturation of plants as well as increased generation of root cuttings.
AGRIMAT heating system creates an optimal environment and boosts growth cycles, therefore increasing production over a shorter period of time.
How does it work?
AGRIMAT is installed at the base of propagation units.
Hot water runs evenly through Agrimat's plastic tubes and as a result warms the root zone.
The water temperature remains constant and can be adjusted according to the needs of the plants.
Advantages of AGRIMAT
Constant and controlled temperature at the root zone.
Safe and economical positioning for all types of growing trays
Uniform water distribution
Cost saving system- Same energy consumption over a larger area
Flexible and simple to assemble and dismantle
Resistant to corrosion, lime-scale, salts and fertilizers
Easy to clean and sanitize
Safe environment- electricity free
Long shelf life
Constant and controlled temperatire at the root zone.
Safe and economical positioning for all types of growing trays.
Uniform water distribution.
Cost saving system- Same energy consumption over a larger area.