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Rootzone Heaters For Smaller Producers
BioTherm’s new Rootzone heating kit offers small greenhouses, market farmers and hobbyists a professional, but less expensive option to start plants efficiently. The main cost savings of the Upstart kit is the heat source.
“It’s simple because it uses a readily accessible 40-gal. gas-fired domestic water heater,” says Jim Rearden, president of the California company that specializes in climate control systems. “The Upstart system is pre-plumbed and pre-wired and heats up to 500 sq. ft. of plant beds.”
A thermostatic sensor measures the soil temperature to turn the heater off and on as needed to start seed propagation. The Upstart kit comes with one 4 by 25-ft. Roll’N Grow mat and sells for $2,500. The mat connects to the gas water heater, which is purchased separately by the grower. Additional Roll’N Grow mats can be purchased to link together.
“This is the first preassembled small hot water system that gives smaller operations access to professional systems big growers have had,” Rearden concludes.
To purchase check out BioTherm’s website.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, BioTherm, 476 Primero Court, Cotati, Calif. 94931 (ph. 707-794-9660; www.biothermsolutions.com).

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