How to prepare seedlings for mechanical transplanting

transplanting-mechanical-seedling-trayMechanical transplanters have built-in trays or seedling boxes.

Grow seedlings on a thin layer of soil in 30 cm x 60 cm trays per seedling box. In some instances, seedlings are grown on larger areas and then cut into rectangular strips (mats of seedlings) that fit into the planting trays of the transplanter.