Jiffy launches Flexistart

Flexistart is the latest addition to Jiffy’s range of specialized growing media.  It’s an enriched substrate that transforms from a loose fill mix into a stabilized plug by adding water. Flexistart offers proven performance in material, plug, and crop handling, with results that optimize labor efficiencies. Its flexibility is unmatched: it works with most flat filling equipment, tray size, seeding or sticking method, and transplanting machinery.

Flexistart at Cultivate show 2021

Flexistart will be featured at the Cultivate tradeshow in Ohio this weekend (10-13 July), find us at Solutions Marketplace — 3513 and Cultivate New Products Zone — NP8a. Looking forward to see you there!

Below we’ve answered the most common questions you might have about Flexistart:

What crops is Flexistart designed for?

Flexistart is fully compatible with both cuttings and seeds.  It’s suitable for a wide range of indoor grown crops, including vegetables and ornamental plants.

Will Flexistart work with my machines and trays?

Jiffy Flexistart is compatible with all loose fill and transplanting machines.

Flexistart is suitable for any tray and cell configuration and provides efficient in-line changeover. This flexibility enables just-in-time production:  No need to build an advanced inventory of filled trays.

How does Flexistart improve handling?

Flexistart offers a fully enforced dibble structure, regardless of tray and cell configuration.  This gives the grower centered seed placement and complete contact for unrooted cuttings – every time.

What plant performance can I expect with Flexistart?

Flexistart consistently outperformed the control during trials in root development, plant uniformity, and flower count.

How does Flexistart minimize waste?

Whether you are grading, transplanting, or shipping young plant material, Flexistart minimizes soil loss and maintains plug integrity throughout.

We aim to serve our customers in plant propagation and cultivation to achieve better results.  We do this by continually improving, innovating and working towards our common goals based on scientific research, teamwork, and involvement.  We invite our customers to develop sustainable plant growing solutions together: starting today!

Fitting your demands

Jiffy's range of substrates include peat-reduced, peat-free and organic certified solutions. We have a long history in delivering the highest-quality substrate mixes with the most uniform characteristics, tailored and tested to meet each crop's specifications.