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Coir = Consistent Quality
Customer’s confidents in their growing medium is paramount. Minor quality inconsistencies can have poor effects on the crop. Coco coir washed to perfection ensures quality – a process which varies greatly from coir to coir. What is Coco peat – Learn More
Advantages of Coco peat –Learn More
Third part analysis proves GB coir has the lowest EC and salts compared to leading brands. *
Growers love the benefits from Gorilla Boost’s consistent and uniform quality- and that GB coir value proposition is crystal clear!
Unique Characteristic Of GB Premium Coir
- Uniform Low Salt Levels
- Uniform & Slow Breakdown
- Uniform & High Root establishment
- Uniform & High Caution Exchange Capacity (CEC)
- Uniform, Fast & High Expansion Weight/Volume Ratio
50 L Bags – 100% Peat or Mix
- 650 g Bricks- Mix
- 5 kg Bricks- Mix
- Coco Discs
- Coconut Shell Chips
- Coco Pellets
- Coco Open Top Bags (various sizes)
- Coco Grow Bags (and slabs)
GB Coir is thoroughly rinsed & buffered – consistently, every shipment! Learn More (the paragraphs directly below)
* Ask for Competitive Analysis Chart (this * from line 6)
And that makes a big difference in grow results. Coco Coir buffering begins with flushing and rinsing the fibers with clean water. Washing removes only elements soluble in water, buffering also removes elements which are naturally bound to the cation exchange complex. Remember we said coco has a negative charge?
During the buffering process, Coco Coir cation exchange complex is saturated with a solution of calcium nitrate for an extended period. The absorbed calcium displaces the residual potassium and sodium in the complex, which are washed away leaving a very clean Coco Coir your plants will love!
Clean, triple-washed, super-buffered Coco Coir is the choice for any grower who wants healthy happy plants that reach their full potential.
What is Coco Peat?
In today’s high tech agriculture, soil is not preferred as a growing media because
- The quality of the soil is not consistent
- It has a lot of soil-borne diseases
Some time ago, growers switched to sphagnum peat, a fern broken down through a process of several years of ageing. Sphagnum peat is found in the soils of the forests in Countries like Canada, USA, Ireland to name a few and exported to countries all over the World. Peat is inert, which means that It is well balanced because it has natural characteristics that help it retain nutrition and water. These Characteristics of Peat help growers maintain uniform fertilizer and watering schedules for their plants in every batch they grow.
This method has been used for the past 3 to 4 decades and now the Growing concern is the depletion of the peat bogs and destruction of Some unique flora and fauna. Recently, many Countries have quantity restrictions on the exploitation of peat bogs. These countries plan to introduce a complete ban on peat trade in the next few years.
This has become a serious problem for growers who have been using peat as the only growing medium. The best or superior alternative they have discovered to sphagnum peat is coco peat which is a by-product of the coconut fibre industry. Coco peat is both renewable and eco-friendly.
Coco Peat has recently been widely recognized as the superior growing Medium in which tomatoes, roses, ornamental plants, other vegetables and Lawn grass can be grown. The horticulture industry often calls this Substrate coco-peat or coir-peat. It is know by many other alternative names.
Advantages of Coco Peat
The Advantages of Coco PeatExcellent Air Porosity
Coco peat maintains excellent air porosity even when saturated. This aids faster development of roots and more flower and fruit production per plant. Coco peat has been found to hasten the growth of the plants.
Excellent Water Retention
Coco peat has better water retention qualities then peat and other growing media. This has obvious advantages in dry climates or at times when plants cannot be watered frequently, such as the transit time to market.
Quick Reabsorption of Water from Dry State
Coco peat absorbs moisture immediately, even from a dry state, unlike Sphagnum peat, which tends to shrink and form a crust, when dry. This causes water run-off from the top surface. The gap between the inside edge of the flowerpot and the peat also suffers water loss. Thus, plants growing in coco peat tend to recover quicker from dry conditions.
The ease of re-wetting and the quick drainage characteristics of coco peat means that coco peat needs to be irrigated less frequently and for shorter periods. This leads to reduced leaching losses of nutrients and Lower water use.
Faster Germination Times and Quicker Seedling Rotations
The inherent qualities of coco peat and the optimum water/air availability are ideal for quick rooting and propagation. In many Cases, his leads to more seedling rotations per year and more efficient use of greenhouse equipment.
In its unprocessed state, coco peat is a waste product in its country of Origin. Its use, therefore, does not involve the destruction of peat bogs and natural wetland wildlife habitat. It is a renewable resource with no hazardous disposal problems (unlike some alternatives such as rock wool).
Coco peat is transported in a compressed, compact state, unlike Sphagnum peat. Having carefully researched the question, BioAgra is quite satisfied that the fuel consumption associated with the transport of coco peat from Asia is probably lesser that than production and transport of peat moss and rock – wool.
Coco peat has a lignin content of around 45% that ensures that an excellent water/air ratio is maintained over a longer period of time. Thus, for example, good performance is maintained over the commercial life of a rose plant that may be over 5 years.
Free from Soil Diseases
Since coco peat originates above ground, it does not contain any soil diseases. In fact several studies indicate that coco peat substrate brings increased resistance to root diseases.
The Production Process
In the coconut fibre industry, the coco peat is unused and becomes a By-Product of the fibre factory Process. Depending upon many factors Including the local climate, the soaking method and the particular Processes used in the coir fibre factory, Coco peat may be suitable for Horticulture use.
The quality of coco peat depends on the uniform low salt levels it contains, as it is a critical factor for plant growth. Most producers and buyers of coco peat find it difficult to maintain uniform low levels of salt because the plant’s prolonged exposure to rain, gradually depletes the salt content. Thus, often, soil makers and growers end up with coco peat of varying salt levels and this could cost their customers/ growers the entire crop for the season.
Usually, quality producers wash their coco peat to reduce the unwanted salts, before the peat dries to less than 20% moisture. The coco peat is then compressed into compact layers and shipped. Compression will vary according to customer’s requirements but will usually be between 4:1 to 8:1.coco peat can be transported in the form of grow-bags, small 650-gram briquettes or larger 5 kg blocks.
Usage Method of Compressed Coco peat
The coco peat blocks, when drenched with water, reconstitutes 4 to 8 times its original compressed volume and is ready to use as a Wonder full growing medium.
Calcium / Magnesium
Potassium / Magnesium
<0.5 +/- 0.2
6.0 +/- 0.5
Air Filled Porosity
Total water holding capacity