Coir Benefits

Benefits of the Coir (Cocopeat) as a growing media

  • Cocopeat is an organic material and its production is part of the many uses of the coco nut. When using Cocopeat for hydroponic growing the environment is not  harmed.

  • Cocopeat is an excellent substrate for root development and therefore transplanting can be made directly into the Cocopeat with no need for any further treatment or agent.

  • Unlike other soilless cultures, Coco holds high air capacity even when  completely saturated.

  • The drying duration of  Cocopeat is slower than many hydroponics mediums (not including Crush coir- cocopeat material), even though  Cocopeat holds more air when completely saturated.

  • With time the Cocopeat develops a high buffer capacity that will enable the plants to overcome a short time deficiency of fertilizers and water.

  • The ability to choose a different fraction or mix of Pelemix Cocopeat enables the grower to choose the most suitable growing media that will give the best results in a given climate.

Coco GrowBags are one of the most modern hydroponics growing technologies. Because of the several benefits and advantages, it is replacing other hydroponics technologies. It provides better control on the growth and allows savings in water and fertilizers.

Type of hydroponics technology Pelemix Coco GrowBags Open through – Pelemix Coco Perlite GrowBags Rockwool  GrowBags
Type of Material Organic Organic Volcanic Volcanic
Variety Pelemix offers a large variety of Coco

Segmentations, mixes and sizes.

Pelemix provides all needed

combinations between 3/4″, P.LF and

Crush according to water and climate

restrictions

Pelemix offers a large variety of

Coco types, mixes and sizes

A very small variety and flexible in material & sizes A very small variety of products (material or size)
In Practice 1. Placing

2. Short pretreatment

3. Fertigation before planting

1. Placing

2. Filling the through

3. Placing the irrigation

4, Short pretreatment

5, Fertigation before planting

1. Placing

2. Fertigation before planting

1. Placing

2. Long pretreatment

3. Fertigation before planting

Planting Directly into Coco Directly into Coco Directly into Substrate Depends on the use of planting cubes, variety hard without it.
Disease The plastic bag limits free movement of pathogens.  Reduces humidity. Free movement of pathogens. No control on humidity levels. The effect depends on bag material and quality. The plastic bag limits free movement of pathogens.  Reduces humidity.
Buffer Capacity Will provide adequate water and nutrient supply even after 2 days without irrigation Will provide adequate water and nutrient supply even after 2 days without irrigation Very sensitive to any problem in fertigation system.  Wil provide low water. No buffer capacity.
Degradation during crop period Slow degradation during crop period Loss of material depends on the through size and the management of the plot. Mechanic degradation during crop period. Slow degradation during crop period.
Environmental Environment friendly Environment friendly Not environment friendly Not environment friendly

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