McGinnis Berry Crops is committed to being able to respond to the unique needs of our clients and their customers. We have developed a number of products and services to best suit these needs.
In some cases hardwood cuttings may be preferred in order to make planting more efficient and reduce up-front capital outlay. Each cutting is approximately 8" long to allow for higher success rates. Cuttings may not be suitable for all varieties or in all regions.
Head-Start plugs have a number of benefits. They may help reduce installation costs due to the possibility of machine planting. . In addition, they can be shipped well into the growing season. The ability to ship these plants later into the year can help overcome potential shipping/planting coordination problems. Because Head-start plugs are shipped in the growing medium, they are less susceptible to damage during transport and planting. Each plant has an 8 inch soil plug and between 6 to 10 inches of top-growth.
Virus Certification Program
MBC is in the process of establishing a virus certification program. The purpose of this program is to provide our consumers with added peace of mind with regards to plant quality/health. The economic consequences of purchasing infected plant material far outweigh any potential cost savings. In the past, our plants have been grown under the conditions required by certification. This program is a formalization of our commitment to supply virus free plants.