Dust Coco Growing Medium (Coir) -
The Perfect Growth Medium
What is Coir? Coir is granular particles extracted from the Coconut husk. Once
the ripe coconuts are harvested they are split and the inner kernel is
extracted for getting Coconut oil or Coconut milk. The shell and the
pith that covers it is dried and then broken down to extract the fiber
to make Fiber ropes, Brushes, Door Mats, Fiber pots, Basket liners, etc.
In this process the particles that were between the fibers were used
traditionally to be tilled in clay soil to loosen up the soil. In recent
times the Coconut fiber dust has been processed and packaged in
different compressed forms sold as Coir.
Coir? The FibreDust is composed of organic particles which have a
spongy texture and a high water absorption and retention rate. Another
important character of this material is that it is chemically neutral
and serves as a perfect growth medium because any type of fertilizer can
be added depending on the requirements of the crop to be grown.
Fiber Dust Coco Growing
Significant reduction of root
Absence of weeds, seeds and
Organic and decomposes slowly.
High lignin (>70 %) and cellulose
content prevent oxidation and resultant shrinkage of coir dust when
used as a growing medium.
Contains useful organic compounds which are not available in
other hydroponic media.
Compressed form makes it easier to
handle and reduces shipping costs.
Replaces use of peat moss, rock wool
and similar material, there by
safe guards environment.