The Bato 16 cm Stem Support prevents tearing of the plants in grafted and topped tomato plants. This means your crop has less chance of diseases such as Fusarium and Botrytis.
When the plant is lowered, there is tension at the point where the two stems are attached to the main stem. Because the plant goes through a rotational force, a tear may occur where these stems are connected to the main stem.
You apply the stem support before the plant is lowered for the first time. The stem support is available in plastic and biodegradable material.