The better you make the growing conditions for your crop, the better the weeds grow. RootCap Weed Control Discs by RootMaker® are ¼” thin, but tough, weed barrier discs manufactured of UV-resistant, recycled synthetic fibers. The discs are designed to be a snug fit directly covering the media surface inside production nursery containers. The physical barrier that is formed prevents weeds from penetrating while being permeable enough to allow for water, air and nutrients to pass through. The RootCap weed control discs are easily cleaned by simply spraying with water. With proper storage and use, the discs will last up to 10 years.
Weed Control Discs are an alternative weed control method used in weed management practices that aim to:
- Eliminate chemical use on plants, especially those sensitive to herbicides
- Reduce overall costs for weed management which includes herbicides, labor for application, and hand weeding (estimated to cost over $4,000 per acre).
Weed Control Discs are the best method of controlling weeds in any container grow environment including nurseries, vineyards, and orchards. The RootCap Weed Control Disc also traps evaporation which may lead to reduced water usage. When totaling up the cost savings of herbicides, labor, and water, weed barrier discs pay for themselves in the first year of use.