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Fabric Raised Bed Research

1. “One of the primary benefits of EZ-Gro fabric containers is that they typically provide a more branched and fibrous root system, with no circling, girdling, or misdirected roots.  Root systems in fabric containers were superior to their plastic counterparts.

2. More fibrous root systems with far fewer circling or misdirected roots” 

By: James Altland, North Willamette Research and Extension Center Oregon State University


1. “Roses grew bigger root systems in the  EZ-Gro fabric containers than in the plastic pots.

2. “Roses grown in fabric containers grew larger than those in plastic pots”

3. “substrate temperatures on the southwest side of the containers averaged 55.0°C (130.8°F) for black plastic pots compared to only 36.4°C (97.4°F) in fabric containers

4.  Plants in fabric containers were noticeably cooler and moister to the touch compared to those in the black plastic containers”

Michael A. Arnold and Garry V. McDonald

Dept. Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2133


1. “above ground fabric containers reduce maximum root zone temperatures through evaporative cooling and reduced absorption of solar radiation”

2. “Plants grown in fabric containers also have improved root structure as a result of air root pruning”

3. Roots in fabric containers versus plastic pots are better able to survive the winter and/or regenerate new roots faster in the spring”

Catherine A. Neal, Univ. of New Hampshire, Dept. of Plant Biology, Spaulding Hall, Durham, NH

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1. Root Control EZ-Gro Fabric Container grown material was more than twice as large as the comparison Pot -In- Pot plants”

2. “The Root Control Fabric Container root prunes the root structure of the tree and plants and forces storage of carbohydrates in the plant’s roots.”

University of Florida to compare the economic value of Pot-In-Pot to In-Ground Bag to Pot 1998


1. “the fabric container grown trees across all species illustrated the highest quality trees”

The Effects of Three Nursery Production, Methods on Transpiration Rates in Trees

By Amy Jo Waldo, Colorado State University, Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

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