1) What is the composition of coconut husk ?
Coconut husk contains 60%-70%of coco pith, 30%-40% of coco fiber on dry weight basis.
2) What are the differences between coco fibre coco peat & husk chips ?
Coco fiber is obtained from scraping out the pithy tissues from the husk. This can be done through either wet milling or dry milling. More consistent fiber & coco pith can only be obtained from wet milling. All the materials we use come from wet milling.
Coco pith comes as a byproduct of fiber extraction. It is 100% natural organic growing medium and proven natural alternative to mined peat moss. It has low susceptibility to bio-degradation and highly porous structure enables excellent water absorbent properties, meaning that it can be hold and release nutrients to the plant over a prolonged period.
Husk chips are obtained by shredding the husk. Husk chips contained both fiber and pithy tissues.
3) What are the properties of coir pith as plant growin medium ?
- Fine granular structure allows excellent mixing with other raw materials
- Coco peat has an optimal water to air ratio
- Excellent wetting & re-wetting ability, even after total drying
- Excellent water & nutrients holding capacity
- Good drainage no water logged condition
- Rate of deterioration is low; good for sensitive young plants and for long lasting cultures
- High in lignin; good for stability
- Superior Physical structure
- Works similar to peat in products making use of the compression feature
- Renewable source; no environmental impact
4) What are the main differences of washed, unwashed & buffered coir pith ?
Unwashed coco pith : 100% natural, high electrical conductivity.(EC)
Washed coco pith : washed with water to reduce EC
Buffered coco pith : some salt ions like potassium & sodium can’t be totally remove by only washing with water.
Therefore we use buffering agent to remove those excess ions from the materials.
5) What are the uses of coir pith ?
- As a potting mix
- Green houses
- For tissue culture
- As a hydroponic Growing substrate
- Nursery & Garden centers
- Seedling Nurseries
- Mushroom farming
- Golf course construction & lawn preparation
- Horticulture and Floriculture applications
- Home Gardening and for landscaping use