About

IrriPan™ Weed Mats:  More than a weed mat – it’s the weed mat that multiplies water, nutrients and light!

ORIGINS

IrriPan Weed Mats were developed in Israel, a place where every single drop of water is precious and cannot go to waste.  They were invented and developed by the Tal-Ya company, experts in water saving technologies.

IrriPan Weed Mats are used on a large scale for agriculture in the production of grapes, berries and tree crops… and are now available for the first time for forestry, landscaping and gardening.

IrriPan Weed Mats are patented.

THE STORY

Two of the smartest foresters I know – completely independently – came up with the idea for a plastic tray that would kill weed and funnel rain water to the plant.  Both sketched diagrams of the idea.  But there the idea stopped.  Great as the idea was neither forester was able to talk his bosses into investing in the tooling that would be required to manufacture the product.

Then last year I was at a trade show when a man I had never met before, from the opposite side of the world (Israel), walked into my booth holding nearly the exact product my two friends had thought of.  It just goes to show:  Great minds think alike!

I just about gave this complete stranger a hug… but instead I shook his hand, introduced myself, and asked for (more like demanded) US rights to sell this brilliant product.

I took a photo of the product and texted it to my buddies.  They couldn’t believe it – it was as though someone had found their sketches and turned them into a beautiful product.

I have been doubly lucky in the people I meet.  25 years ago a forestry school classmate told me about tree tubes, which have completely revolutionized tree planting in the USA.  Now I discover the IrriPanWeed Mats, which are revolutionizing not only tree planting but vegetable growing as well.

Thanks for visiting www.irripan.com.  Give IrriPan Weed Mats a try.  You’re going to love the results.

Christian E. Siems
Forester