McHort : Information, Advice, Supply

McHort offers qualified information on all aspects of nursery plant production, especially in above ground containers. We are specialists in the disciplines of crop nutrition, pest and disease control and production techniques. Our extensive knowledge spans more than 40 years of ornamental horticulture experienced in Europe, the United States and here in Australasia.

This website showcases the products we offer for sale and allows you free access to a  diverse range of practical knowledge on how to attain the best results using those products.

We operate throughout New Zealand and carry extensive inventories to ensure continuity of supply at our Waikato warehouse/office facilities. In addition, we operate a sales van carrying samples and saleable stock of most of our product range visiting growers throughout the North Island on a rotational basis. This enables us to show the quality of our products and demonstrate their use.

For qualified, expert advice, up to the minute information and the best quality products promptly delivered, call Donald or Hilary at McHort.

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PREVENT ROOT ROTS?

THE McHORT GUIDE TO ROOT ROT SUPPRESSION

1. Avoid damaging roots when handling or potting

2.Choose a pot with excellent drainage. Planter bags don't do it! McHort ProPot or Eracle pot with it's unique inverted air cone and stand-off feet are ideal. Sizes 15cm ( 1.3Lt) through 17cm (2.5Lt) right up to Monster tubs (90Lt)  cater for all needs.

3. Make sure you have a suitable potting mix. Physical structure is critical. The fertiliser regime must eliminate any risk of root burn. Be especially careful if top dress applying and choose a mainly  coated product such as APEX Super Iron  21+2.8+4.9+Te.

4.Drench cuttings and tube stock with the McHort combo of TrichoFlow Nursery & Nitrosol Oceanic.

5.Apply Hypermite, predetory mites, at the propagation stage to suppress any Sciarid fly .Back this up with knock-down sprays of McHort Plant Soap. The mites will transplant into later stages of production and keep on working in the root zone for you!

6. Mulch the top of your final pots with a 5cm depth of coarse bark to eliminate Liverwort growth and protect surface roots from drying out or sunstrike.

7. Never put down potted stock in any area likely to surface pond/flood. Even 1 hour standing in water can be lethal to roots and invite in Root Rots.

8.Never put your potted stock under moisture stress. Drying back not only harms the roots but the reduction of free water in the root zone will concentrate the fertiliser salts and may cause root burn.

9.Provide some shade to plants on the edge of the growing area. Sun strike can lead to lethally high  temperature on the outer root ball . Root rots can then exploit the injury site.

10. Monitor root zone temperature and apply cooling irrigation if temperatures exceed 27 c. Check out the McHort paper on Root zone temperature management and ensure you are irrigating at the appropriate time of day. You will find it in our Information Resource section.

McHort sales vans, we come to your place
McHort sales vans, we come to your place

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CLICK BELOW TO SEE WHAT ROOT ROT CAN DO!

NOW CHECK OUT HOW TO PREVENT IT!

McHORT INTRODUCED INNOVATIONS IN POT/CONTAINER DESIGN WORKS WONDERS

Check out our ProPot and Eracle designs below.

THIS IS WHAT HEALTHY ROOTS LOOK LIKE
THIS IS WHAT HEALTHY ROOTS LOOK LIKE

WOULD YOU LIKE SOME OF THIS?

Try out the McHort Pro Pot range 1.3Lt - 90Lt. sizes plus a  9Lt. Square tub 23x23cm.

Price from less than $1 each.

Pro Pot 90 Lt. 140 pcs/pallet $19.00+ each.
Pro Pot 90 Lt. 140 pcs/pallet $19.00+ each.

REDUCED FROM $29.50+ ea. Conditions apply ONLY 200 LEFT!

REALLY BIG SAVINGS ON PALLET LOT PURCHASES - WE HAVE THE STOCK HERE,  NOW!
REALLY BIG SAVINGS ON PALLET LOT PURCHASES

WE HAVE THE STOCK HERE, NOW!

PRO POT 1.3LT  14cm - The start point for healthier roots in your young plants
PRO POT 1.3LT 14cm

The start point for healthier roots in your young plants

9 Lt.  23x23cm PRO POT SQUARE - Ideal for growing Avocado and Walnuts
9 Lt. 23x23cm PRO POT SQUARE

Ideal for growing Avocado and Walnuts

STAND OFF FEET - Isolate the root ball from contamination and air cone for root aeration.
STAND OFF FEET

Isolate the root ball from contamination and air cone for root aeration.

ERACLE Pot with AIR CONE & STAND OFF FEET - The Air Cone improves aeration and prevents a 'perched water table' in the root ball
ERACLE Pot with AIR CONE & STAND OFF FEET

The Air Cone improves aeration and prevents a 'perched water table' in the root ball

WE HAVE STOCK OF POTS,TUBS AND FERTILISER FOR IMMEDIATE DESPATCH
WE HAVE STOCK OF POTS,TUBS AND FERTILISER FOR IMMEDIATE DESPATCH

 

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