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RootSmart™ Propagation System

Grounded in horticultural research, the RootSmart™ propagation system is designed to help growers avoid misdirected roots (circling, ascending or descending roots) to improve tree growth and performance. The unique wall-less, bottomless tray uses air pruning and has been proven in field trials at Vineland Research & Innovation Centre to promote healthier root mass and distribution and better tree establishment. Learn more at

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  • Fibrous, 360° root distribution
  • Strong lateral roots
  • Well-distributed root mass
  • Healthy balance of course and fine roots
  • Better tree establishment
  • Increased nutrient uptake
  • Beautiful, healthy trees
  • Reduced mortality rates
  • Minimal plastic; maximum air flow
  • Reusable 2-piece polyethylene tray
  • Sustainable Ellepots or other bounded plugs
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Create a custom solution

The RootSmart™ propagation system was invented for growers, with grower input, in partnership with Vineland Research & Innovation Centre. This innovative open-tray solution is disrupting tree propagation to deliver healthier, more beautiful trees that will live out their full life cycle. The system has three components:

  • RootSmart™ propagation tray
  • Ellepots by A.M.A.
  • Mix

The RootSmart™ tray supports the propagation of:

  • Ornamental trees
  • Fruit and nut trees
  • Hearty shrubs
  • Grapes
  • And more!
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Everyone on A.M.A.’s team has lived on the other side of the fence, working in greenhouses, nurseries, garden centres, orchards, fields – you name it. We’re embedded in the industry, we speak your language, and we’re here to find a solution.

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We’ll help set you up for success with the RootSmart™ propagation system. We ship pre-filled RootSmart™ Trays  with Ellepots by A.M.A. as well as empty trays (base and lid ship separately for efficient storage & shipping) to growers who have their own Ellepot machines. The tray measures 60mm x 100mm and holds 25 Ellepots by A.M.A. Answer the following questions before submitting a request for a consultation and quote. With this information, our team will reach out by phone to help you build a custom RootSmart™ propagation program.