Plant Raisers Ltd - UK Plant Propagators

Plant Raisers is the foremost UK plant propagator for the horticultural sector, specialising in protected crops and ornamentals. Supplying professional growers throughout the UK and Europe.

Our team have a vast amount of experience and we continue to lead the way in new techniques and developments.

Plant Raisers is the largest tomato plant propagator, cucumber plant propagator and pepper plants propagator in the U.K. and the only one to have a quality system certified to conform to Global Gap.

We are situated in the North East of England just 3 Kilometres from the M62 corridor and only 30 minutes from the M1 with excellent access to the UK and ports.

Our modern nursery comprises 34,000 sq.m. of venlo design glass which can be heated by our bio-mass, gas or oil hot water boiler systems giving flexibility and security.

Modern computer systems control every aspect of the nursery environment, which is split into 19 individual environmental sections plus germination rooms, allowing complete and individual control over each. Supplementary lighting fitted throughout the whole nursery. Pure CO2 enrichment, thermal shade screens and humidity control are fitted enabling optimum growing conditions to be maintained at all times.

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All staff and visitors are required to sanitise their hands before entry into the premises.

Our Steriloc system is in use at every entrance door and is used by all visitors and employees without exception. Hand sanitation is a requirement to enter. Turnstiles and door entry systems will not allow access without sanitising liquid being applied to hands.

A second level of protection is provided by Steriloc sanitisers connected to turnstiles to gain access into the glasshouse

The Steriloc sanitisation system in use at our facility was designed and built on site as we were unable to purchase this type of equipment and we believe this now gives us the level of protection and fail safes to ensure everyone receives an application of sanitising liquid.

As propagators we are committed to producing plants which are virus free. The presence of a notifiable virus onsite would bring about enforcement action by UK Plant Health, resulting in crop destruction and the nursery staying closed until proven virus free.

Therefore we have a vast amount of experience in reducing the threat of staff carrying viruses onto the nursery. It’s worth noting that many of the tomato viruses are present on fruit imported by UK retailers and therefore the level of inoculum in the environment is considerable.

To date we have been successful in defending the nursery against these threats coupled with the benefit of an enviable staff sickness record.

Steriloc is essential to our business.

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