Optiboost method for the forest industry

The OptiBoost vacuum impregnation (VI) technology improves the rooting and growth of cuttings and thereby decreases losses of eucalyptus and tropical clone cuttings propagation. There are numerous benefits for the forest industry generated by the OptiBoost method. Including better rooting quality, a decrease in botrytis, acceleration of root formation, and an increase in the nurseries’ capacity.

Overcoming Challenges with OptiBoost: Revolutionizing Forest Cuttings

Planting trees from cuttings presents challenges, including successful rooting and survival. Forestry companies often face significant losses with unrooted cuttings, particularly the best clones. Controlling moisture levels, combating pests and diseases, and providing appropriate light, moisture, and shade conditions during the crucial 30 to 60-day early stage is vital. Failures in root development and losses from fungal diseases like Botrytis are common during this phase.

Despite the challenges, growing trees from cuttings offers numerous advantages compared to seeds. Cuttings provide a head start as they are already small plants, leading to faster cultivation and shorter growth periods, resulting in quicker harvests. Moreover, tree cuttings guarantee exact clones, ensuring high quality and predictable outcomes, unlike seedlings.

To overcome these challenges, the OptiBoost for Cuttings application has emerged as a solution. It effectively addresses the cultivation difficulties associated with cuttings and has shown proven results for Eucalyptus cuttings. As a result, an increasing number of forestry companies are eagerly looking to test this technology.

Boosting cuttings for exceptional survival and rooting


Optiboost technology is a symbiosis of two technologies. Vacuum impregnation and nanotechnology. We impregnate the cuttings with a functionalized nutrient solution based on the third generation of patented nanotechnology. 

The vacuum impregnation technology introduces external liquids into porous structures such as plant tissue. The treatment chambers is optimized to enable the nutrient solution to efficiently reach the cells of the treated cuttings. The cuttings are impregnated with the optimal amount of solution. 

The tissue is immersed in the liquid and subjected to a two-phase pressure change. The liquid infused into the material may have different properties, and VI can thus be used to change the composition of plant tissues. Different cuttings demands for different VI protocols, nutrient solutions (pressure parameters, treatment time, etc)

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